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In a shocking turn of events, local radio stations across the country are closing down left and right due to a lack of listeners. As it turns out, people would rather watch funny cat videos on YouTube than tune into their favorite radio shows.
“It’s a sad day for radio,” lamented station manager Joe Schmo. “We’ve been putting out quality content for years, but nobody seems to care anymore. It’s like everyone just wants to watch cute animals instead of listening to our witty banter and carefully curated music playlists.”
According to industry experts, the rise of social media and online streaming services has made it more challenging for traditional radio stations to compete. Listeners can now access a vast array of content with just a few clicks, making it harder for local radio stations to stand out.
“We tried to keep up with the times,” said Schmo. “We started a Twitter account and even made a TikTok video, but it just wasn’t enough. People still preferred to watch videos of cats falling off counters.”
Despite their best efforts, local radio stations are struggling to stay afloat. Some have resorted to playing nothing but cat-themed songs in a desperate attempt to attract listeners, while others have turned to hosting live cat shows in the hopes of drawing in a crowd.
“We’re not giving up yet,” said Schmo. “We’ll do whatever it takes to stay on the air, even if it means turning our studio into a giant cat café. Who knows, maybe we’ll go viral and become the next big thing on social media.”
Only time will tell if local radio stations can adapt to the changing times or if they will be forever relegated to the dustbin of history. In the meantime, we’ll just have to settle for watching cats do silly things on the internet.
Written by: Alex Aliheim
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