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The State of Radio in Houston

Amid technological advances, format changes, and frequencies bought and sold, the radio industry is constantly in flux. The rise of streaming, HD Radio, podcasts, and satellite radio all available on demand have provided listeners more choices than ever. What does it all mean for radio in Greater Houston today and in the future? We ask […]

Amid technological advances, format changes, and frequencies bought and sold, the radio industry is constantly in flux. The rise of streaming, HD Radio, podcasts, and satellite radio all available on demand have provided listeners more choices than ever. What does it all mean for radio in Greater Houston today and in the future?

We ask three guests for their take on the state of Houston radio, and where it’s headed. We welcome your questions and comments for Houston-based media blogger Mike McGuff, former longtime Houston radio personality and YourDailySuccessTip.com CEO Dayna Steele, and afternoon drive host and Assistant Program Director Scott Sparks from classic rock station The Eagle (KGLK 106.9 and 107.5 FM). We also talk with Houston Public Media GM Lisa Shumate about the decision to put 91.7 FM up for sale while keeping Houston Public Media’s 24-hour classical service on 88.7 FM HD-2 and streamed online.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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