Several years ago, I declared that “having a life” was more important than the web site – and if I was unable to keep the “average days since last review” of each radio below 180 days, I would need to turn off the directory to protect visitors from rogue websites caused by expired domains.
Several years ago, I had observed that Wikipedia was often outdated and inaccurate – that observation is no longer true.
- TuneIn has established its brand solidly as the “go to” web site to find radio stations.
- IheartRadio fills the need for a radio content aggregator.
- Mobile streaming apps have replaced PC streaming for most people.
- Podcasts are displacing live streaming
- Talk radio is a mere shadow of its former self
- There are other better sites to track FCC licensing changes.
Probably most importantly, Google no longer sends significant quantities of visitors here. Playing to an empty auditorium is pointless.
Thanks to my new wife who I love dearly, I am repairing my health and looking forward to travel and using our remaining time together wisely. Despite the web site having been essential to bringing us together, the time has come to get off the stage while people still have good memories and I’m proud of the work. We discussed this yesterday.
I would like to thank the people who helped keep the directory viable for this long, especially my friend Brian from Cleveland, but also people who have moved on – frequently because of my own inability to let people help me. Keeping volunteers motivated is hard to do, and not a skill that I have mastered.
What you find here in the future is hard to say. For now, the blog will remain, but without traffic from the radio directory, its future is cloudy as well.