Radio's success has a lot to do with in-car listening, and when you lose that element, you lose a dynamic part of what makes any audio service successful.

Good. Who else? How about people who grow things?

When you live in a neighborhood like we live in, ... a lot of the things you see you don't see. Because we are have families and we're trying to protect our families.

The idea that you can listen to all the music you want, see the title of the song and the artist, is a great benefit. It's a wonderful thing to not necessarily have to listen to the commercials or banter if that's not what you're into.

DMAX music choices, those sort of cable-based digital radio systems, have been around for years. There are a number of elements that have made its penetration difficult. First, a cable company has to agree to take on that service, and then, to offer it to their subscribers. I don't think a lot of people know that they even have it.

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As we head toward the year 2000, there are a number of developing technologies that are going to change the competitive landscape for radio.

There's digital audio broadcasting, ... which will aid radio as we currently know it by bringing a near-CD quality signal to your traditional radio.

Popular radio is edgy and urban right now, so obviously programmers and TV networks aren't necessarily looking to serve the same audiences.