Sunday, November 20, 2011

Another Misguided Effort to Attract a Younger Audience to Public Radio?

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Is Triple A Music Becoming the Soundtrack of Our Lives?

Triple A isn’t just for Starbucks anymore.

  • Coldplay can be found in your grocer’s freezer section
  • Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers pump it out at the cardiologist's office
  • The locksmith grooves to The Black Keys while waiting on customers
  • White Stripes are what’s hot in the home decorating department
  • My Morning Jacket now available for all sizes at the Gap
  • Train tracks play in Grand Central Station
You hear it in your local grocery store, almost any neighborhood bar without a jukebox and at your chain restaurants. From TGI Friday’s to Chili’s to Outback Steakhouse the speakers bleed Triple A .

It makes us wonder. Public radio news stations thrive by offering a valuable public service that isn’t available anywhere else.With Triple A turning up everywhere, is it making it more difficult to raise money around this music?

Where were you surprised to hear Triple A? Let us know.

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