Monday, June 12, 2006

My blog is not radio, your radio is not a blog

As though I didn't have enough reasons to be annoyed by radio already, this morning I was listening to the Bobby Bones Show on Austin station 96.7 Kiss FM when the DJs started doing their morning blogs, blabbering on about what they did this weekend.

As though people (particularly radio listeners) weren't confused enough already, Kiss FM has to go confusing them even more. Let's look at the etomolgy of the word blog: it originated as a combination of the words "web" and "log", with the important word here being "web". Now Bobby Bones, your radio show is no more a blog than my blog is a radio show, not even if you play sounds of keyboard typing in the background while you speak.

It upsets me when companies, trying to stay current, adopt technology (or in this case technological terms) that they don't understand. Stop using our airwaves to confuse people!
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

you missed the point. They write those blogs for the website and then read them over the air.

6/13/2006 3:28 PM  
Blogger Bigredbarbie said...

No they don't! Unless I'm missing something, I looked at the blogs they have on their myspace page (which myspace blogs are barely even really blogs) and they are not the same as what they said on air. Plus, what's the point? IF you're just going to read it on air why bother writing it?

6/13/2006 3:41 PM  
Anonymous eliz. s. said...

This post is included in Austinist's favorite of the week.

6/16/2006 11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

honestly? you really think its worth the time to complain that a radio station is reading blogs JUST because it's 2 different types of technology? You claim that they don't understand it fully, but do you even know them? It sounds like you are a first time listener. why does it matter? it would be more accurate to complain about the content rather than the actual idea. I'm not some hug fan that is enraged at the show being "put down" i just think this is a pointless complaint..really!i also don't see why it's a confusing idea, unless you are a 4 year old..and in that case, once again what would it matter?

7/05/2006 1:43 PM  

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