You're a Listener and you don't get it...
You think this is a stretch? Not on your life. There are radio stations using "this kind of technology" to save money by not buying the pro stuff designed for broadcasters. Radio stations will do any and everything to save a buck... uh, you understand those sales trips to Cancun are necessary to clear the mind and provide the proper atmosphere for creative thought and strategic sales planning for the next quarter.... but when it comes to equipment, many stations are using stuff older than their target demo. Hey, three ipods hooked up to the board will provide the perfect automation or hard disk based music system for about $800 as opposed to $8,000 to $16,000. You know the little FM transmitter you can get to broadcast your ipod through your car radio? Well, think of that on a MUCH BIGGER SCALE... and there you are... KRUD.