Podding for dollars

Pay up, pod boy.

It didn't take long for Rush Limbaugh to start charging for his podcasts (the free debut was noted, of course, in These Very Pages). He is now charging fifty bucks a year and, inexplicably, people are actually subscribing. Now the slime-riddled weasels who run the radio biz (Ted Rogers, come on down!) are sniffing money and they want in. In fact, one station in San Diego is already charging a five-spot per month to download the morning show. Why anyone would pay good coin to listen to the types of morons who populate the airwaves on the drive into work is beyond me, but there you go.

Will any of this pan out? Will people pay money to listen to blathering idiots and commercials when they could listen to their own playlists for free? Or will this flop miserably, leaving the radio morons to blame it on "piracy"? Keep watching this space ...

Posted: Sun - June 12, 2005 at 09:03 AM