In the early 1900s many people relied upon the radio as a form of entertainment, news, commercials and other items. Now in the year 2010 the radio as it used to be known then is almost unheard of. There are still occasional radios in cars, with bedroom alarm clocks and even on some cable stations but the number of people who actually listen to the radio has taken a drastic turn from what it used to be even 20 years ago. Why is that?
Over the past 20 years, the personal radio or MP3 player has slowly started to take over what the radio used to do. Instead of having to sit around and wait for a wide variety of music and hear songs you no longer have any interest in, people are able to customize their own radio stations by picking out their favorite songs and putting them on players and multimedia platforms all over.
As a result people will turn to the Internet, purchase single songs that they like and not have to worry about sitting through tons of songs you have no interest in. With each song that a person purchases online that is less time they spend listening to the radio in whatever form it may come in. By having customized radio stations this cuts back on the need to have to listen to radio stations and wait for new releases or your favorite song to come on the radio.
In studies, it has showed that people still rely upon the radio for news, emergency information and entertainment in the car but when it comes to finding the latest hits and hearing music the radio has taken a turn for the worst and with the way that media platforms are going radios do not look like they are making a comeback any time soon.