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Another Sad Day for Boston Radio
July 16, 2009, 6:57 am
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The Boston Globe’s Coverage of the end of WBCN, Boston’s legendary rock station….

It’s interesting to see radio professional lay the demise of great radio stations at the feet of the iPod. I guess the choice to consumer from a personal media player is a major threat, but I would think that internet-based discovery of new music and the ability to purchase/stream just the tracks you want are really the culprits. That’s not an iPod thing, that’s a digital media reality. The problem that we face now is that instead of corporatized DJ’s determining what new music will be ‘discovered’, the key decisions on what’s going to succeed are being made by the folks that make product placement and website design decisions in iTunes.