Rhoads probed the panel with good questions to assess why they felt this way. After establishing their reasons and research basis, he points out that research from companies like Arbitron do not agree that radio is "dead." But, he warns the traditional radio industry to prepare for the future because radio is changing in delivery and listenership. Rhoads also lists a few concerns he has about the elimination of AM and FM from vehicles, including safety. For instance, when cell coverage goes down radio is often still up and running. In the past, radio has meant the difference in natural disasters.
This is a really good article that deserves your attention whether you're a listener or someone in the radio business. Read "A Cold, Harsh Reality for Radio."