Here’s the latest goings on with Hockey Talk Radio…
Perhaps the BIGGEST update to date…
Listeners don’t need to know much about the background to this announcement, but it may help in various searches, to know that there’s been a slight change to the name of this station. Yes, as you might notice in the accompanying Hockey Talk Radio logo, there’s been a “US” added. And, with that, the ever so slightly changed new station name will be “Hockey Talk Radio US”.
This will fit well with our unique web address, which is “hockeytalkradio.us”. However, as I said earlier, it might affect your search for the station — in many online radio directories, and when you initially look for our station via your smartphone. For sure, “Hockey Talk Radio” might work sometimes, but you’re sure to find this station if you plug in “Hockey Talk Radio US”.
About the above change…
I have to laugh when I quote an old axiom, in that, “If you want to find the innovator, he’ll be the one with the arrows in his back.” 🙂 Been there, done that, more times than I can recall, but those instances usually involved new drill methods or hockey training gadgets I’d invented. In just about every case, though, I was ahead of the curve, and I was paving the way for others. And in almost every case, my drill and gadget ideas were eventually used by hundreds or even thousands.
Interestingly, I wrote a couple of articles for my Hockey Diary a month or so ago, with the second in that series — “Understanding The Latest Internet Craze – 2” — explaining how much easier it is for for fans to listen to an ongoing Internet radio station, as opposed to having to search and research for a podcast each time one ends.
The ink was barely dry from writing that post when I ran across an article claiming that “136 Million Now Listen to Online Radio“. Then, to put things into even better perspective, the subtitle claims, “Over half of americans now listen to online radio…”
So, while I’ll be pulling an arrow or two out of my back over the next year or so, I’m believing in the fact that figures have doubled since 2011, meaning that 136 million unique listeners are now tuning in to online radio on a weekly basis. My take is that some hockey podcasters don’t believe this, while I think the future of online radio — and its future growth — just makes sense.
— Hockey Talk Radio US Executive Producer, Dennis Chighisola