|My nana's Phlco radio|
(Click to hear "Media Creatures.")
"Speaking as a person—which is all I really am now, since I don't have a job," I weighed in on the challenges I foresaw for radio, even before the rise of the iPod and smartphones:
"The great power of radio and its best defense against the onslaught of other media—whether it's internet-based radio, digital radio, satellite radio, even these hundred-CD jukebox players that people have in their homes and offices—is live, local content."
The issues we discussed then remain relevant, as you'll hear in this excerpt.
HEAR ALSO: Over the years, Rick's been kind enough to invite me to join him on a number of occasions. Like this one, almost 15 years later.