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    With most forms of media migrating to the internet, what will the future of radio be? Will it still remain a box with dials and a volume control or will it evolve drastically to stay in the game? Here’s what a few known voices in the city have to say.
    Ajay Titus, 98.3FM
    Radio, as we know it today, will continue to exist—not as something mainstream, but rather as just a medium. There will be a parallel form of new radio, using only the internet, especially with apps and mobile-based technology. Each individual will have more personalised and tailor-made content to suit their likes and preferences, with apps that might even let one take control of the content and create a customised show. Format restrictions and stereotypes will be history and a visual form of the radio will be born.
    Suresh, 106.4FM
    Radio is a medium that has withstood the perils of the world wars and socio-cultural changes; even the advent of other mediums. It will certainly keep its record of being indestructible and resilient. In my opinion, even digital and online radios will become more standardised in the future. Also, future FM units might offer different content to different listeners. The nature of broadcasting could cover different genres. Radio is a resilient medium because it has reinvented itself time and again and flourished. It will certainly go on.
    Giri, 92.7FM
    Radio will have more colours with respect to its content. Barring the royalty factor, there will be a possibility that anyone can own a station online, just like in the movie 2012, where a presenter speaks about everything that’s happening around him. The internet form of radio is booming and has many takers. The content will not just be music in the future, but things that you might not get to hear on a terrestrial radio station. The future of radio is strong and the best days are yet to come.

    There you go, a few futuristic opinions that could well be the reality for the medium in the years to come. See you next week.

    With most forms of media migrating to the internet, what will the future of radio be? Will it still remain a box with dials and a volume control or will it evolve drastically to stay in the game? Here’s what a few known voices in the city have to say.
    Ajay Titus, 98.3FM
    Radio, as we know it today, will continue to exist—not as something mainstream, but rather as just a medium. There will be a parallel form of new radio, using only the internet, especially with apps and mobile-based technology. Each individual will have more personalised and tailor-made content to suit their likes and preferences, with apps that might even let one take control of the content and create a customised show. Format restrictions and stereotypes will be history and a visual form of the radio will be born.
    Suresh, 106.4FM
    Radio is a medium that has withstood the perils of the world wars and socio-cultural changes; even the advent of other mediums. It will certainly keep its record of being indestructible and resilient. In my opinion, even digital and online radios will become more standardised in the future. Also, future FM units might offer different content to different listeners. The nature of broadcasting could cover different genres. Radio is a resilient medium because it has reinvented itself time and again and flourished. It will certainly go on.
    Giri, 92.7FM
    Radio will have more colours with respect to its content. Barring the royalty factor, there will be a possibility that anyone can own a station online, just like in the movie 2012, where a presenter speaks about everything that’s happening around him. The internet form of radio is booming and has many takers. The content will not just be music in the future, but things that you might not get to hear on a terrestrial radio station. The future of radio is strong and the best days are yet to come.

    There you go, a few futuristic opinions that could well be the reality for the medium in the years to come. See you next week.

    Niladri@radiowave 

     talkingradio@gmail.com
    The writer’s views expressed here are entirely in his personal capacity.

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