My bet is, the cycle will come around and the airwaves will matter. Perhaps not for broadcasting 
music, but the owners of the frequencies will get the last laugh.

What I can't understand is, given that we live in the age of streaming music, iPods, YouTube, 
Pandora, etc -- who CARES what's on the FM dial???

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carl Pultz" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Folk Music in America

> "C'mon guys, these are businesses."
> A-yup. And that's why today they hardly matter.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf 
> Of Steven Smolian
> Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 11:08 AM
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Folk Music in America
> The CD reduced the costs of operating a radio station considerably.  The drive to CD on classical 
> radio was convenience.  As with why libraries also ditched their records, minor scratches didn't' 
> t happen as often, equipment maintenance was much reduced including cleaning records, dealing with 
> needles and the whole record-playing ceremony.  CD content could be sent to and accessed from 
> servers.   Cataloging came with them. Engineering became simplified as did program administration- 
> no one had to time records anymore.  If a server was sued, no refilling was necessary.  C'mon 
> guys, these are businesses.
> Steve Smolian