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    Car radios going bye bye?
    http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...TO01/304290346

    I listen to WBZ in Boston in my car frequently for traffic reports
    When my wife and I were in Phoenix. KFYI radio for traffic reports
    KTRH in Houston when I have visited
    WINS radio in NYC
    These traffic reports are a Godsend
    They may tell you to avoid I-10 West in Phoenix for flipped over tractor trailer
    Interstate 93 at the Braintree split in Boston for road construction
    Loop 610 in Houston for a car wreck

    Does Detroit have nothing better to do then steal our car radios??

    FYI: Not all of us old geezers listen to the crap music
    I listen driving at night to WINS in New York, the 24 hour news station
    In Boston WBZ for local news
    http://www.kfyi.com/main.html in Phoenix for much the same
    Some of us want to hear the news, not hear Lady Gaga
    Last edited by copelandamuffy; 05-09-2013, 12:44 PM.
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    Originally posted by copelandamuffy View Post
    Car radios going bye bye?
    http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...TO01/304290346

    I listen to WBZ in Boston in my car frequently for traffic reports
    When my wife and I were in Phoenix. KFYI radio for traffic reports
    KTRH in Houston when I have visited
    WINS radio in NYC
    These traffic reports are a Godsend
    They may tell you to avoid I-10 West in Phoenix for flipped over tractor trailer
    Interstate 93 at the Braintree split in Boston for road construction
    Loop 610 in Houston for a car wreck

    Does Detroit have nothing better to do then steal our car radios??

    FYI: Not all of us old geezers listen to the crap music
    I listen driving at night to WINS in New York, the 24 hour news station
    In Boston WBZ for local news
    http://www.kfyi.com/main.html in Phoenix for much the same
    Some of us want to hear the news, not hear Lady Gaga
    brings back memories..........listening to am/fm/shortwave when stationed in the Azores (1965).....ahhh those tunes from Africa and WINS (NYC)

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    • #3
      The only radio I listen to anymore is Rush and Shawn. I have so many options in my car including an 8 gig thumb drive I plug in and listen to tunes.

      I used to listen to Curtis and Kuby in the Morning on WABC-AM 770 in New York, but alas they have been off the air for some time now.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Curtis Baillie View Post
        The only radio I listen to anymore is Rush and Shawn. I have so many options in my car including an 8 gig thumb drive I plug in and listen to tunes.

        I used to listen to Curtis and Kuby in the Morning on WABC-AM 770 in New York, but alas they have been off the air for some time now.
        You probably listened to Cousin' Brucie
        Murray the K on WINS
        Don Immus used to be on 77 WABC
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8BvCHOaYr0

        My family used to spend summers on Cape Cod
        I listened to WABC from New York
        1010 WINS New York before they went all news was rock and roll
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        • #5
          0500 AM 66 WFAN Boomer and Carlton Show
          0630 AM WOR 710 John Gambling Show
          1000 AM 950 The Answer Mike Gallagher
          1100 AM 950 The Answer Dennis Miller
          1300 FM 93.3 WMMR 93.3
          1500 AM WABC Shawn.
          Pop Pop - It reminds me of an old statement by my Master Sergeant. "A Good Run is better then a Bad Stand".

          Sec Trainer- Pop Pop: Hope you don't mind if I quote your Master Sergeant. He was a very smart man.

          Pop Pop- Yes Sir, Thank you Senior Instructor Sec Trainer, hope you don't mind if I place your quote into my Signature?

          Sec Trainer- Permission granted, recruit. Now, police the company area!


          flat out cool..

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Pop pop View Post
            0500 AM 66 WFAN Boomer and Carlton Show
            0630 AM WOR 710 John Gambling Show
            1000 AM 950 The Answer Mike Gallagher
            1100 AM 950 The Answer Dennis Miller
            1300 FM 93.3 WMMR 93.3
            1500 AM WABC Shawn.
            I hear AM radio is dead
            Why then are some of top radio stations in America on the AM band?
            KTAR Phoenix. WBZ Boston. KRLD Dallas. WBAL Baltimore
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            • #7
              I've had siruis since december 2005. I do everything possible to get sirius in any rent a cars. The app for my phone makes it 100% portable. I've listened to Howerd Stern since I was about 8 years old. Regular radio is awful to listen to, It should go bye bye.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by bababouy View Post
                I've had siruis since december 2005. I do everything possible to get Sirius in any rent a cars. The app for my phone makes it 100% portable. I've listened to Howerd Stern since I was about 8 years old. Regular radio is awful to listen to, It should go bye bye.
                Will regular radio tell you if there is a wreck at the intersection of Loop 202 and Interstate 10 in Phoenix
                shutting down both roadways? The Braintree Split on Interstate 93 near Boston, and roadway construction closing down
                several traffic lanes??

                What about the weather. You have the Weather Channel on Sirius? Good. Is the weather channel really
                good? I'd rather hear Terri Smith meteorologist on Houston's KTRH give the weather for Houston. She lives in Houston

                I'd prefer listening to WBZ Boston, and Anthony Silvia business news anchor. He is talking about Boston and New England business news.


                Yes I do agree regular radio, music channels are bad, real bad. My wife has Sirius radio on her Chevy
                Loves the 50's channel. Doo Wop radio. The Chantells, The Five Satins. Little Richard, 99% music. No commercials

                I don't have it on my Chevy. The music channels have as much as 5 minutes of commercials, and they repeat
                the same music over and over.

                But there is a need for LOCAL news operations. What is happening in Phoenix is not happening in Boston
                When it is a balmy 70 degrees in Phoenix, Boston is buried in 12" of wind and snow.
                What dead body found in a parking lot in Phoenix, is not the same dead body in Boston
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                • #9
                  Here in South Florida, the weather is usually hot in the summer and warm in the winter and it usually rains when the clouds are grey. The traffic sucks everyday and there are accidents during rush hour. Once you figure that out, listening to bad news casters that are hired because they look good and annunciate well, can be cut out of your daily schedule and the reggae channel or Jimmy Buffet's Margaretville radio can replace it. Do you really plan you day around radio traffic and weather?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bababouy View Post
                    Here in South Florida, the weather is usually hot in the summer and warm in the winter and it usually rains when the clouds are grey. The traffic sucks everyday and there are accidents during rush hour. Once you figure that out, listening to bad news casters that are hired because they look good and annunciate well, can be cut out of your daily schedule and the reggae channel or Jimmy Buffet's Margaretville radio can replace it. Do you really plan you day around radio traffic and weather?
                    Actually we do, lol. We're always on the lookout, it's in our nature, it's who we are. When we were younger our tunes were always blasting away, sometimes I still do it after an important meeting, but "not" before. lol. just saying .


                    Pops...
                    Pop Pop - It reminds me of an old statement by my Master Sergeant. "A Good Run is better then a Bad Stand".

                    Sec Trainer- Pop Pop: Hope you don't mind if I quote your Master Sergeant. He was a very smart man.

                    Pop Pop- Yes Sir, Thank you Senior Instructor Sec Trainer, hope you don't mind if I place your quote into my Signature?

                    Sec Trainer- Permission granted, recruit. Now, police the company area!


                    flat out cool..

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bababouy View Post
                      Here in South Florida, the weather is usually hot in the summer and warm in the winter and it usually rains when the clouds are grey. The traffic sucks everyday and there are accidents during rush hour. Once you figure that out, listening to bad news casters that are hired because they look good and annunciate well, can be cut out of your daily schedule and the reggae channel or Jimmy Buffet's Margaretville radio can replace it. Do you really plan you day around radio traffic and weather?
                      Yes I do plan around traffic. I have alternate routes I can go home, and to work. Interstate 95, Interstate 495 are
                      chocked with traffic, I can shoot over to route 106 and route 24 and go home through the back roads
                      If I know route 24 is clogged with traffic, I call my wife at work and tell her she better plan on taking route
                      104 and route 44 home

                      Weather? We can only dream of warm winters. 30" of snow, followed by 18" of snow a week later
                      Our weather is more extreme than Florida. Florida get tornadoes? We do and did.
                      Ask Bay State Ford in Stoughton how their dealership is after a mini burst touched down on Thursday
                      Lightning storms? Yes Florida gets them, so do we. My home in Massachusetts has been struck by
                      lightning. Hurricanes? Yep Florida gets them. Gloria, Bob, Irene, Sandy have wrecked havoc.

                      As mentioned I like to hear business news on the AM radio
                      Sports? I want to hear how the pathetic New England Patriots are doing on my AM radio

                      I do agree with you that the news anchors are pretty boys and pretty girls
                      My 6 year old grand daughter reads better than them
                      Last edited by copelandamuffy; 05-11-2013, 10:42 AM.
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                      • #12
                        AM/FM Car Radio Go Bye Bye

                        I, too, like to listen to Sean, Glenn, and others http://www.hannity.com http://www.theblaze.com/ http://www.glennbeck.com/

                        As far as in-vehicle entertainment goes, sure broadcast radio has been surpassed in many ways by other technologies, BUT it is one of those "lowest common denominator" things. My 1995 Chevrolet Silverado pickup is typically driven now more by my 17 year old son than by me. He certainly doesn't listen to AM/FM radio, but rather uses the auxiliary input for his iPod Touch.

                        As a side note, the Chevy originally came with an OEM AM/FM cassette tape player. Several years back I swpped it out for an aftermarket AM/FM/HD radio with CD. I was actually sort of lukewarm on the whole CD thing and my heart of hearts also told me that HD had a dismal future, at best. Despite that, I wanted to "move up" by getting "newer" technology, even though the receiver was bought used. A couple times I have thought about swapping back to the OEM stereo, but then we would lose the auxiliary input. I have even considered much newer technology, but I don't want to put that much money into a pickup that old with that many miles on it.

                        The good thing is, if I get in the pickup for a short drive to town, I will still listen to FM radio. There is no data plan required or subscription fees. It just simply comes on as I power up. Sure, for most driving we do it is Sirius/XM in the "grocery getter" Dodge Grand Caravan that my wife typically drives. I typically connect my Android Nexus 4 and steam something in my Honda Accord.

                        Anyway, the nostalgic part of me hopes that AM/FM will still be around for awhile AND new vehicles will still have stereo radios. I guess it is sort of like print newspapers. I don't get most of my news that way, but I still glance at a newspaper from time to time.

                        Also, keep in mind that many people's predictions of the future are often inaccurate. Things don't always go the way we predict. If they did, we would all be flying in spaceships now like the Jetsons!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jim1348 View Post
                          I, too, like to listen to Sean, Glenn, and others http://www.hannity.com http://www.theblaze.com/ http://www.glennbeck.com/


                          Also, keep in mind that many people's predictions of the future are often inaccurate. Things don't always go the way we predict. If they did, we would all be flying in spaceships now like the Jetsons!
                          Anyone recall, you do if your older than dirt, but in 1969 the day we landed men on the moon, one of the airlines,
                          either American, or TWA was booking flights to the moon in 25 years forward from 1969, on or about 1994?

                          Three items
                          1. No flights to the Moon
                          2. No TWA
                          3. American Airlines is on life support
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                          • #14
                            I don't think radio is dead - but it is on life support. As noted, people still need local news to get around. I agree the corporate music stations are lame. The automated ones are the worst - the same playlist, in the same rotation, over and over and over. If the motto of the news station is "Traffic and weather on the fours," then the roborock station is, "Stairway to Heaven every 4 hours - guaranteed!"

                            And as much as I like NPR, even they get a bit ripe at times, i.e. same formula all the time: Story 1 is the topic of the day, followed by concerned but shallow analysis from whatever liberal history professor was between classes to talk to us. Story 2 will be some social problem, with a concerned soccer mom or another professor, who insists we must throw more money at it. Story 3 will be some quirky, light fun factoid our pot smoking intern came up with. "Lather, rinse, repeat..."

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Condo Guard View Post
                              I don't think radio is dead - but it is on life support. As noted, people still need local news to get around. I agree the corporate music stations are lame. The automated ones are the worst - the same playlist, in the same rotation, over and over and over. If the motto of the news station is "Traffic and weather on the fours," then the roborock station is, "Stairway to Heaven every 4 hours - guaranteed!"

                              And as much as I like NPR, even they get a bit ripe at times, i.e. same formula all the time: Story 1 is the topic of the day, followed by concerned but shallow analysis from whatever liberal history professor was between classes to talk to us. Story 2 will be some social problem, with a concerned soccer mom or another professor, who insists we must throw more money at it. Story 3 will be some quirky, light fun factoid our pot smoking intern came up with. "Lather, rinse, repeat..."

                              I grew up in a time when there live Disc Jockeys Kind of wild, and crazy
                              But there was local news. News first, fast, and up to the minute Usually a teletype pounding in the background

                              Dick Biondi WKBW Buffalo
                              Russ Weird Beard Knight KLIF Dallas
                              Jack Carney WIL St. Louis
                              Arnie Gingsburg WMEX Boston
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