March 2021 Slice of Life challenge
As I pulled into my parking spot this morning I heard the radio blasting loudly in the minivan parked next to me. I'm not talking about just loud music playing but rather I heard two hosts of a morning radio show bantering back and forth. It got me thinking, who still listens to the radio? And yes of course the person next to me in the minivan does but I'd like to know who in terms of how many people still regularly listen to morning radio or other radio shows for that matter?
Of course, I blast the occasional loud music, maybe something from my phone or maybe something from an old CD (Yes I'm still rocking a CD player in my 2009 Toyota Camry.), but never a radio show. On my commute I am mostly entertained by podcasts. I regularly listen to several different podcasts hosted by comedians or podcasts that follow murder cases or ones with biohacking topics that I enjoy. I like that I can pick podcasts by specific topics or interests of mine. It feels like I am filling my driving time educating myself.
I also appreciate that podcasts allow me to fast-forward through all the ads. However, most of the time the ads are targeted to the listeners and I am sometimes interested in what they have to offer. You can't do that with a radio show. You're forced to listen to ads that may or may not apply to your interests. And who knows how long it will be before your show returns again after a commercial break?
I know I don't get traffic and weather or current events from my podcasts but I think I prefer it that way. What do you prefer radio shows or podcasts??