Streaming vs. Broadcasting

Posted By James on Aug 13 2010 12:00 AM

Listeners can receive an audio stream through many means. Terrestrial radio is obviously a popular method, but streaming continues to gain ground. What surprises me is the reluctance for some broadcasters to embrace distribution methods other than the legacy terrestrial transmission. The reluctance ...

Faffcon Is Coming!

Posted By James on Aug 12 2010 04:39 AM

FaffCon, the first unconference for working VO pros, happens this Sept. 11th and 12th in Portland, OR. Registration is just $175, which includes lunch both days and a chance to win over $3000 in door prizes! Have you ever noticed that the best parts of a conference are often the conversations in the...

Major news in the performance royalty debate: NAB issues its wish list

Posted By James on Aug 06 2010 10:30 PM

This is the first public response to the push by MusicFirst and its allies in Congress on behalf of H.R. 848, the “Performance Rights Act.” The package was presented to the NAB Radio Board and group heads during an extraordinary meeting in Washington today (8/6). NAB’s Dennis Wharton says ther...

Bridge Ratings Releases Data On Who Prefers Internet Radio

Posted By James on Aug 03 2010 11:55 PM

Bridge Ratings, one of the few companies that actively and regularly studies listening patterns to Internet radio in the US, has released a new study that examines the effect that lifestyles have on listening patterns. Using Nielsen’s PRIZM groupings which categorize U.S. consumers into distinct l...

Streaming Radio On Windows Phone 7

Posted By James on Jul 27 2010 06:20 PM

Microsoft’s newest effort to break into the smartphone market is Windows Phone 7 — a new operating system that we should see in the wild before the end of the year.   WMPowerUser.com stumbled across a video sneak peek at a streaming radio application built in to Microsoft’s new OS.  ...

UK Listeners Spend Less Time with Online Audio Than US Listeners

Posted By James on Jul 27 2010 06:12 PM

A new release of information on digital audio listening from RAJAR, the official source for radio audience measurement in the UK, shows that Brits are not as active as consumers in the US when it comes to listening to online radio and podcasts.   According to the new data, 31% of UK adults hav...

Why Apple ought to put a radio inside the iPhone

Posted By James on Jul 27 2010 12:00 AM

Apple should put a radio inside the iPhone because their users want one. Here’s proof.Every so often, RAJAR – the people that compile the radio listening figures – also release a separate study on how people listen to the radio. Yesterday was that day; and a spangly press release was sent out....

5 Flash Players for your Website

Posted By James on Jul 27 2010 12:00 AM

Need to spruice up your site a bit? Why dont you use a flash player so all listeners can tune in from most web browsers? It sure beats using an embedded windows media stream player or just using a direct link, plus they look pretty sick!  Most of these were taken out of this thread in our forum...

Ten Steps to Grow your Audience

Posted By James on Jul 27 2010 12:00 AM

Let’s get right to it:   1. Understand what consumer problem you solve You’re not simply a radio station full of music that everyone can agree on.  You’re a solution to the problems of your audience.  What problem or problems do you solve?  Are you the spot for them to hear...

Live365 Announces Launch of New Website

Posted By James on Jul 22 2010 06:11 AM

Live365, a pioneer in Internet radio, celebrates 10 years of continuous broadcasting with the launch of its completely redesigned website at www.live365.com. The all-new Live365.com delivers a user experience tested for simplicity and designed to make its wide variety of music and talk programming e...


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