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Nothing new here right?

Post by CoolBreeze » Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:53 pm


iHeartMedia laid off hundreds of radio DJs. Executives blame AI. DJs blame the executives.
The radio conglomerate said its mass ‘employee dislocation’ was necessary as it pivoted to AI. But others say it’s the company’s human leaders who deserve the blame.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/technolo ... gence-djs/


In 2018, some stations on the online iHeartRadio service began testing a music-mixing AI system built by the start-up Super Hi-Fi, which says it can “understand music nuances with the same depth as a human DJ.” The system can transition in real time between songs by layering in music, sound effects, voice-over snippets and ads, delivering the style of smooth, seamless playback that has long been the human DJ’s trade.

The Los Angeles-based Super Hi-Fi, whose clients also include the streaming fitness service Peloton, says its “computational music presentation” AI can help erase the seconds-long gaps between songs that can lead to “a loss of energy, lack of continuity and disquieting sterility.”
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Re: Nothing new here right?

Post by Rock » Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:09 am

Just a damn shame. Radio Ink had just named Pittman 'Exec of the year'...then the layoffs.

I just looooove how Managers across the country keep paying lip service to 'Live & Local', then slash jobs. In our case, a travesty...3 Fms, 2 AMs, and a translator. 2 full time employees, 1 part time Morning 'Talent' (me), and a sales weasel. To operate 5 stations. We're kicking ass!!

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Re: Nothing new here right?

Post by genlock » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:13 pm

I assume Mark is the clueless sales weasel.
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Post by Rock » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:39 pm

No Mark here, buddy.
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Re: Nothing new here right?

Post by genlock » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:42 pm

I was thinking of clear channel in Huntington.
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