The future of radio in terms of ICRT type programming is challenging to say the least, I find that I tend to list to a lot of music streams, podcasts, and downloads (all legit since I don’t do illegal downloading at all, but many younger listeners don’t differentiate), rather than talk radio. But that’s probably because I don’t drive that much.

But the other real reason is that I listen to a lot of music that just isn’t covered anywhere on the radio spectrum either in Taiwan or in the UK. So I do think that traditional music/talk formats popular on ICRT and Radio 1 are going to be increasingly squeezed by those three segments: internet music, niche music, and more innovative talk radio formats.