Tuning in the world of Internet radio


Article from Issue 66/2006

Did you think the Internet was out of revolutions? With Internet radio, anyone can be a broadcaster. If you want to start broadcasting or podcasting, or even if you're just looking for the perfect station, check out this month's Internet Radio cover story.

Once upon a time, the young and old gathered by the radio to hear news, opinions, humor, and music from far away. Everyone knew that anything worth knowing was happening somewhere on the radio, and you could travel around the world just by turning your dial. But radio fell on hard times with the rise of television, settling into a narrower niche for sports fans, commuters, and the teenage pop music crowd. The medium still had meaning for those who listened, but the promise of radio as a magical tool to make the world smaller had worn away.

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