Honolulu's Brock Whaley: "I have heard the future in my car" [9]

A great piece written by a former colleague of mine at WQSR when the calls were in Tampa/St. Pete. Brock Whaley is now back in Hawaii, and he decided to experiment with WiMax as he drove around the Island. Now Brock gets it! Posted by Kurt Hanson on RAIN.

"Honolulu's Brock Whaley: "I have heard the future in my car" [9]:

Honolulu radio programmer Brock Whaley (via RAIN reader and Madison AAA programmer Tom Teuber) reports:

I have heard the future in my car.

I have had a very exciting weekend so far. My curiosity got the best of me. The result was beyond my wildest dreams. I have experienced the future of radio and even of DXing. It’s like I’m living with the Jetsons.

I’m sure you heard about the huge Clearwire WiMax deal that went down this week…

Big players. With big expectations. With big plans. Leading to a big payoff.

We have Clearwire here in Hawaii, so I thought, What the hell? Will it work in my car? Can I have the world’s radio stations at my fingertips while I drive around Kailua and Honolulu? Can I listen to London, Atlanta, and Chicago while I drive to Safeway and back?…

You bet your ass I can!

I have heard the future in my car. A future that is damn close. A future that offers thousands of more choices then over the air radio, satellite radio, and certainly HD radio. A future that the vast majority of broadcasters have yet to acknowledge, let alone plan for


(Via RAIN: Radio And Internet Newsletter.)