Nope, radio is still not dead. If you still think so, read this.

Nope, radio is still not dead. If you still think so, read this.
The market’s comparatively small at about US $93m — but it’s doing better than the UK if you bear in mind Finland’s small population. Australian commercial radio has grown too — over the past year, metro stations growing 3.8% to a US $573m market (and there’s more from the regions, too). There are certain segments of the public that believe that radio is dead. The secret to achieve a growing radio industry could be as simple as this
Go to a radio conference in the US or Canada, and there won’t be very many smiling faces. Radio is actually more alive than ever. 3. The UK commercial industry has grown, over the past year, by 5.2%. Keep reading. And if I’m dead, why do I have to go to the bathroom?”
So here goes: my random thoughts on our post-postmortum radio landscape. Which takes us into… These three articles address the situation:
1. According to everyone from Jay-Z to entire national governments, the reign of radio is over. 2. These aren’t the stories you hear from the US and Canada; and I’m often asked why. In our time, radio is no longer defined by the technology that transmits it. As I argued in my book Radio 2.0: Uploading the First Broadcast Medium, through the centuries we have read print in many different forms: books, newspaper articles, scrolls, teletype, LED freeway signs, just to cite a few examples. In the immortal words of the famously and unexpectedly defeated Thomas Dewey in the presidential election of 1948, “If I am alive, what am I doing here? But in other countries, radio is behaving differently. Thought Number Two: Radio is better understood as an idea instead of a technology. Granted that the industry may be in a period of transition thanks to rapidly changing technology and consumer demands, but that doesn’t mean it’s dead. Their figures are harder to decipher, but July grew by 6.6% over June; and June grew by 17% over May. Thought Number One: Radio can no longer be defined by any single transmission medium. Basically the wags, wonks, and wise guys of the Internet have given up declaring that radio is deceased, but nobody quite knows what to think about it now. Music listening these days looks different. If not driving, they’re listening to radio while sitting around a breakfast table, or doing homework, or gathering at friends’ parties, those trusty AM/FM waves forever crooning on in the background. It’s not an easy answer. Yet why the gloom? Radio survived the tape, CD, and iPod. Think of any teen movie out of the 1980s or 1990s, and there’s a fair chance you can recall a scene of characters lounging in a car, singing along to the blare of a dashboard radio. Why did we think that we would always listen to broadcast sound via AM/FM and no other format? Keep reading. People don’t need a DJ spinning them new tracks that they’ll rush off to buy at a record shop; they pick their own songs on digital streaming services like Spotify. Keep reading. In the age of Spotify, it’s more popular than ever. There’s a general feeling in the US and Canada that radio is managing decline. Commercial radio in Finland is growing, too. It’s now a US $887m market. Once upon a time when we thought about radio we associated it with AM/FM. Thoughts on the post-“Radio is Dead” era
Paul, Jennifer, and I did a fun podcast at my house the other day in which we discussed what I have coined the post-“Radio is Dead” era. But in retrospect, that 20th-century way of doing and understanding radio may have been anomalous.