07 March 2007

Episdoe 13, Satellite is DEAD - LONG LIVE the G-BAND!

What a GREAT DAY to be a RadioFreeG Listener on the G-BAND! The satellite radio companies are falling over each other to "consolidate operations", which translates to "business is breaking my balls because no one is buying my stuff". These companies are going to merge to stop the cash hemorrhage.
The G-BAND, however, continues to grow by leaps and bounds!
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Anonymous said...

i wish i was home to listen!

RadioFreeG said...

I am working on a system where the posts can be read to the listenership over the telephone. I am told the service does exist out there, and I am going to do my best to find out if this is true, or just a nasty rumour.

Soundwave said...

G, I could not agree with you more. Satellite radio is an example of too little to late.

With the creation of the mp3 music format (forget the others) the internet became a viable music distribution medium, even via dial-up.

That, paired with not just the iPod, but all digital music players have allowed us to be our own DJ's.

Basically, this is the free market at its best.

Ultimately though, they would have lasted longer if they had used something less expensive than satellites, I couldn't tell you what alternative they could have used, (maybe encrypted terrestrial radio) but as soon as you pop a satellite in the air, you're $300 million in the hole, before you get anything else in line. That's a heavy burden.

What they didn't realize is that people don't listen to the radio as much as they watch television. So Satellite TV is doing well, but radio was not a natural extension.

What's next, subscription air? It was pretty much the same idea.

RadioFreeG said...

I don't think they put up their own satellites. I'm sure they piggy back on what's already up there, but the overhead is still a great issue I forgot about! These companies have their own "compunds" built from scratch for the new operation. All sleek and shiny, but lipstick on a pig is still lipstick on a pig; you know?

(Can't believe I forgot about the overhead!)