The arrival (finally) of Internet radio


Article by Ben Fong-Torres

‘Net gains: Radio future has arrived, in the form of Internet, or online, or Wi-Fi radio. For years, naysayers – many of them connected to commercial radio – swore that people wouldn’t do their listening online. After all, it required being at their computers. And the first Internet stations were slapdash, basement-hobbyist or rabid-music-freaks’ audio versions of blogging.

No more. Internet radio is not only on PCs (and there’s nothing wrong with that); it’s on cell phones and radiolike tuners (actually little computers that connect with networks). Compact portable models are being perfected, and Wi-Fi radio is on its way into automobiles.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/09/04/PK7H19E6VU.DTL

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