Very odd indeed. It was active early this morning. Maybe opening up guest access a few weeks ago was an indication that there was financial trouble and they were trying to get viewership up? That's pure speculation of course. They also sold off Radio-Info a while back too.
An optimist would say that maybe they got hacked and just pulled the site completely offline in an attempt to control things and have the hackers go away while they fix things.
It's been a sad decline to watch. Radio-Info.com was INCREDIBLY vibrant back in the late 90s and early 00s. I could post something on the old "Coast to Coast" board and have 10 replies in an hour. NYC and LA were also very busy boards.
Lately the post rate is lackluster on pretty much all radio boards, including this one. Radio just isn't cool anymore. And I've learned to accept it and embrace new fun places like reddit and YouTube. I can take cool streams, music apps, and podcasts in my car over 4G/LTE and bluetooth it to my car.
Radio's creativity will live on in other medium. Radio itself is in a retirement home now -- and the death of trade magazines and few comments on message boards is symptomatic of that fact.
Henry, I mildly disagree with you that radio isn't cool. I think it can be, but you nailed it later on when you mentioned creativity. That's where the problem is. Most of radio today is BORING. Compare 3 Hot AC stations in SLC with 3 Hot AC stations in Vegas with 3 Hot AC stations in Seattle and really how much difference is there? Not a lot. Other methods of distribution aren't going to solve that problem. What we need is creativity. Maybe that will come from internet broadcasters, maybe it will come from terrestrial ones. Hopefully both. THEN we'll have something to talk about. When something interesting actually happens, this board lights up. But then after a little while there's nothing more to talk about and it fizzles. I think if there was more innovation going on there would be more discussion. It's not that people aren't interested I don't think. I think there's just little to say. "Wow, I just heard that Katy Perry song for the thousandth time. Isn't that great?" just isn't going to cut it.
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