Online radio is an innovation that has changed the way the world entertains and does business. Radio stations worldwide can be enjoyed over the internet. It also gives businesses’ marketing strategy a new dimension.
With internet technology taking over the communication industry, traditional radio has taken a new avatar… radio on internet. Developers are now busy finding new and more efficient ways for integrating the radio to the internet. Radio streaming on the net has produced a number of audiences that conventional radio has never enjoyed before.
Radio on Internet: What It Is?
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Early commercial broadcasts in the traditional radio format have been happening since the 1920s. The first live internet exclusive radio broadcast was Seattle based rock group Sky Cries Mary and took place on the 10th November 1994. It was broadcast by Starwave a digital media start up owned by Paul Allen.
During the same month, just a week later the Rolling Stones had a concert that was the “first major cyberspace multicast concert.”
Also during the same month WXYC were the first traditional radio station to announce broadcasting on the internet. WXYC had begun testing bandwidth and broadcasting in August 1994. On the same day WREK using CyberRadio1 software started streaming their beta launch and advertising of their stream did not happen until later on.
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Online radio is either live or pre-recorded MP3 file. The good side with online radio is that you are not limited to one geographic area or dependent on syndication partners to pick up your show for you to be heard.
For the radio to be effective, three elements are involved:
• The source which is you. You add sounds such as inputs from CDs, clips, or live voice.
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We all know the Roku is great from streaming our favorite TV shows and movies, but few people know that it also makes a great internet radio. With the addition of just a few channels from the Roku channel store, you can stream literally thousands of radio stations from around the world on your TV or your audio system.
I have my Roku plugged into my surround sound system and the audio quality is superb! Here are our favorite Roku channels that let you tune in the world.
This channel comes from RadioTime.com, a website that provides links to thousands of radio stations around the world streaming on the internet. Radio Time is especially good if you missed your favorite talk radio show on your local station and you long to listen to it. Just look it up on Radio Time and more than likely, it’s on another station playing somewhere else in a different time slot. If it’s streaming on the net, Radio Time has it!
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Nowadays, listening to radio has become popular particularly after the launching of FM radio. It is very simple to access live internet radios on various websites which also offer calling and messaging services. Thus, listeners can simply use such sites to listen to different radio programs. The radio found on websites no longer need radio waves for transmission of sound.
Since the complete procedure is digital, sounds are transferred using digital packets. The procedure is straightforward and easy, so users can access all the live radio on their computer. The entire experience of live radio listening has become even more exciting due to the user-friendliness of the mechanism. It is likely to listen to the newest radio programs by just accessing the websites which offer such services. Searching the internet shall help obtain a list of radio stations which have begun streaming online.
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What’s the hardest part about pilot training? Almost everyone will say, “Talking on the radio.” However, even beginners can sound good on the radio if they apply some simple rules. I’ll first discuss those rules and then give some tips all pilots can use to improve their radio skills.
The Four W’s of Radio Communication
Usually the hardest radio call for a pilot to make is the first one — the “initial call up.” However, every initial call (and many subsequent calls) just need to remember the four W’s:
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