Is Radio Broadcasting a Dying Art?

Back in the 1940s, there was no doubt about it. Radio was the hottest thing in the market. During the golden age of the radio (the 1930s to the 1940s) there were over 22 million homes that had a radio. A broad range of content was played whether it be live music, comedy, dramatic programming, variety shows, and so much more. It was a struggle to do broadcasts back in the golden age of radio back in the day.
Since there was no the technology that we had today everything had to be done live. That put a much larger constraint on what radio broadcasters could and couldn’t do. Back in the day, there was a lot of money made off the radio it was the primary source of entertainment, with the lack of TV and internet the radio sufficed. But now that we have televisions and the internet thus make the radio obsolete. We are in an age where such media giants as Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal are dominating the music industry, which is one of the radios the main purpose, of course, you have niche markets like talk shows, live sports, and all day news. But at this point, it’s nothing that we can acquire from our phone whether it be a podcast, online broadcast, or even a news article on social media. So how long will the radio be around? I myself as someone who has always wanted to be a broadcaster am second guessing my decisions, it just feels like its a shrinking job market. Seasoned veterans run the airways with not much room for new people to come in and make an impressionable memory on the air. So is it worth it? I often wonder this but that’s a question for future me to decide.

2 thoughts on “Is Radio Broadcasting a Dying Art?

  1. Nice article Josh! It really makes you think about technology advances and how they change year after year. I have no idea where the radio industry will be going in a few years, but I hope it doesn’t die out. Like you, I have fond memories of listening to the radio when I was younger and would hate to see it go. There are a few grammatical errors that made the post a little harder to read, so make sure to watch out for those.

  2. Your post is very enjoyable to read, Dante. Radio has changed a lot over the years, and sure its golden age is gone, but there is still a certain charm that radio brings to the table that other platforms cannot emulate. It also frees people up to do other things during the day, such as working or going for a drive. People do enjoy turning on the radio at work and not have to worry about changing playlists, and could easily be brought in by listening to a broadcaster’s program. Despite the growing and changing industry we live in, I’m sure radio is here to stay, and you’ll be just fine.

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