Ok, so I was reading this interview with the Spotify CEO. Don’t let the headline fool you, he talks about way more than Apple.
Here is the part that caught my attention.
McCarthy pitched for freemium streaming to kill broadcast radio. “The 20-year trend here is linear dies, everything on-demand wins. Instead of free / paid, it’s paid plus free, and free eats broadcast radio… I don’t know what happens to news and I don’t know what happens to sports, but for sure, the combination of your phone plus a voice-activated interface enables the car, and the car is the principal user experience for broadcast radio. Broadcast radio, SiriusXM are extremely threatened by the growth and evolution of streaming services.” He later described streaming as an “existential threat” to SiriusXM.
What if we made our own sports radio show. The local wahoos calling in and complaining about their team. The works.
Except instead of being on the terrestrial radio, it’s live on Twitch/YouTube.
And instead of talking about sports, we talk about nerdy shit.
I think this might be crazy enough to work.