As the year winds down, and radio takes a breather from its many challenges, and hopefully, most of you do the same, I just wanted to take a moment to thank clients, friends, and readers of this blog. It has indeed been a tough year for just about everyone in this business, whether you've found yourself shockingly on the outside looking in, or whether you're toiling away in less-than-wonderful conditions in the thick of things.
This year has brought many of radio's long-standing problems and vulnerabilities to a head, and has tested us all. For us at Jacobs Media, it's been a learning opportunity, as it's called in Washington, D.C. Our apps business has thrived this year, thanks to the vision and hard work of Tim Davis, Paul Jacobs, our newest hire Scott Holiday, and our entire staff, who have stepped up in a big way.
We are still dedicated to radio and the growth of this venerable industry, but this "NTR" has become an important part of our company's arsenal. It has provided us with an even broader view of the tech world, and it has helped us better envision how radio can continue to morph and adapt to the many challenges ahead.
So thanks again for your support, your input, your encouragement, and your criticism. We will continue to call 'em as we see 'em, and hopefully strike that balance between being constructive but critical; a little fiery without being pedantic; and empathetic but with an occasional burst of frustration about why it can't be better.
We appreciate you taking the ride with us. This blog will be back on Monday the 28th with a few end-of-year entries, and perhaps a "best of" or two as we put the wraps on 2009. And then we'll see you, ready to fight the good fight on Monday, January 4th.
Happy, safe, and peaceful holidays to you all.