No, not talking Macs today. Mr. Strand has written:
"During the last full month (February 2008) for which we have reports, the average number of live, streaming listeners during the “Issues” Monday-Friday timeslot was 64."
I asked for and received last year's report of the FM streaming numbers from the KFUO station manager yesterday. These numbers sound impressive: 281,445 stream hits from 3/07 to 3/08. If we divide this number by 365 since the FM station is on every day of the year, we end up with 771. But we need to further divide this number by the hours that FM operates each day - and that would be 24. What do we end up with? An average of 32 listeners via live stream per hour for the FM side of KFUO if you spread the figures evenly across their operating time.
Let's see: Issues drew an average of 64 hits on the live streams per hour, while the FM station draws an average of 32 hits on the live stream per hour. Hmm. Odd, what? I wonder if they're thinking of pulling off the live streaming for FM then? I wonder how much it costs KFUO (the Synod treats AM/FM under a unified budget, I believe) to stream the FM content 24 hours each day for about 32 listeners each hour?
P.S. I wonder if KFUO would share the AM stats for the other shows that remain and that they stream. What are those figures?