Do young people still have conventional radios ?

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Do young people still have conventional radios ?

Post by Eva_G » Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:24 am

Would a young 15 or 30 something couple setting up home for the first time have a conventional radio or two?

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Re: Do young people still have conventional radios ?

Post by g33ky » Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:40 pm

I'm a younger one of the bunch. I'd say our intake of analogue radio is mostly restricted to the car, and even then a lot of in-car listening is using something like Spotify so their radio intake is even less with that being the case. I think if a couple is moving into a home they might get a digital one maybe for the kitchen or study room but it's not going to be on as much as the older generation would use it, though they'd more likely get a smart speaker instead at this point (none of those wiretaps in my house ;)). I can't see them buying a strictly AM/FM receiver though, heck I doubt a lot of them even know what AM is! Then there's me with expensive shortwave receivers :lol:.

I think Bauer radio seems to be thinking along the same lines as this logic, as they're killing off more "Top 40" stations replacing with GHR (even replacing Absolute in London) to appeal to Generation X, it's the main market still using radio. Makes me wonder how long Capital can continue to operate in it's current form.
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Re: Do young people still have conventional radios ?

Post by Eva_G » Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:31 pm

g33ky wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:40 pm
I'm a younger one of the bunch. I'd say our intake of analogue radio is mostly restricted to the car, and even then a lot of in-car listening is using something like Spotify so their radio intake is even less with that being the case. I think if a couple is moving into a home they might get a digital one maybe for the kitchen or study room but it's not going to be on as much as the older generation would use it, though they'd more likely get a smart speaker instead at this point (none of those wiretaps in my house ;)). I can't see them buying a strictly AM/FM receiver though, heck I doubt a lot of them even know what AM is! Then there's me with expensive shortwave receivers :lol:.

I think Bauer radio seems to be thinking along the same lines as this logic, as they're killing off more "Top 40" stations replacing with GHR (even replacing Absolute in London) to appeal to Generation X, it's the main market still using radio. Makes me wonder how long Capital can continue to operate in it's current form.
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Re: Do young people still have conventional radios ?

Post by Sparki » Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:23 pm

I'm 33, we had one pirate on round my area in the 2000s that was truly local I still have the preset on it! its a 19 year old micro system that I mostly use for the aux inputs for the TV (great speakers on it) tape and cd players bust so when I do listen to the radio on it, its only to scan for pirates and thats it. I do miss radio as it was and hate that its gone mostly digital now.
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Re: Do young people still have conventional radios ?

Post by LeeCavanagh » Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:35 pm

I must confess, when i got my last car radio fitted, it was an Apple Wireless CarPlay model, great for using IOS app mytuner in the car, and listening to online radio, mytuner lets you add custom stations as well as search for and save your faves.

(In most cases the pirates all have their own stream these days anyway), i rarely use the FM radio or DAB radio in the car. (Although i do sometimes), Mainly use my radio for streaming now, and sat nav.

I’m over 45 :) So not really who this thread was aimed at, but i suspect I’m doing what a lot of youngsters are.
I do still use FM radio in my office/studio and my lounge but if i move again i doubt i will be bothered putting up an FM antenna..
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