Emmis CEO Jeff Smulyan was interviewed on NPR's All Tech Considered this week where he had another opportunity to promote is FM Chip project. NPR has joined the NAB lobbying effort to get the FM Chip turned on in every phone. Host Emma Bowman points out that most mobile makers have the FM capability switched off and discusses the reasons why it should turned on with Smulyan, including saving battery life, an emergency lifeline and giving the consumers that choice which is already available inside the phones.
The piece also includes a quote from Jot Carpenter, vice president of government affairs for CTIA-The Wireless Association, who said at the NAB this week, "What Americans really want is the ability to stream, download and customize music playlists to meet their personal preferences and that's not what the traditional FM radio offers."
You can read and listen to the NPR piece HERE
(4/17/2015 8:44:21 AM)
NextRadio is Jeff's trojan-horse to get that flawed iBiquity HD Radio chip onto cell phones, so Jeff can enjoy that fradulant iBiquity IPO.
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