The Radio Survivor blog (“News, views and tough love for radio”) has a series of posts on the decade’s most important radio trends. Nothing earth-shaking, and a few are strange choices, but interesting to see the amount of change the industry has undergone in the past ten years. I just passed 40 years in the business last month and the pace of change has certainly accelerated in that time. --Dennis
#1 (Paul Riismandel): The birth and troubled childhood of satellite radio.
#2 (Jennifer Waits): The growth of internet radio.
#4 (Riismandel): Podcasting.
#5 (Matthew Lasar): The age of Pandora.
#6 (Riismandel): HD Radio launches, but who listens, who cares?
#7 (Lasar): Internet radio’s Day of Silence.
#8 (Lasar): The Great Fairness Doctrine Panic.
#9 (Riismandel): The FCC authorizes Low-Power FM.
#10 (Riismandel): Clear Channel goes private equity.
#11 (Waits): Cash-strapped schools turn back on college radio.
#12 (Lasar): National Public Radio keeps growing.
#13 (Waits): College radio tightens its playlist.
#14 (Lasar): Pacifica Radio democratizes itself.