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SHOUTcast: You Don’t Have to Lose Your Following

SHOUTcast is a very popular AOL-owned listening portal that has been around for over 12 years. It is free for anyone to publish to, and this week it is ranked 4,895 on Alexa.com, with over 6,000 sites linking in. There are many Internet broadcasters that have built up a following in SHOUTcast and do not…
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Belkin TuneCast Auto LIVE

A neat, new tool for local station searching, Belkin’s TuneCast is a small iPhone interface that can: Quickly find the best FM station with the help of your iPhone GPS system and location-based user feedback.  ClearScan LIVE iPhone App conveniently recommends the best FM frequencies based on your GPS coordinates. Control your FM transmission easily…
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“Internet Radio Stations Are the New Wave"

Last week The New York Times posted an interesting news article, “Internet Radio Stations Are the New Wave,” about how internet radio stations are becoming more and more popular among listeners. “Unlike standard broadcast radio, Internet radio stations can be heard virtually anywhere (copyright restrictions aside), as long as you have a device that can…
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“miRoamer Platinum” Expected to Launch in Early 2010

The original miRoamer is an online portal where users can access the world's largest and most diverse selection of Internet radio content…all for free. miRoamer offers you the ability to wirelessly access all of the same Internet Radio content via portable hardware devices, cell phones, in your car, and wherever else the Internet eventually becomes…
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Future of Radio in 2010

Internet radio continues to attract more unique listeners. In 2007, Bridge Ratings conducted a study on which primary daily “devices” were most commonly used: Terrestrial Radio, Internet Radio, HD Radio, Satellite Radio, Cell Phone, MP3 Player. Comparing it to 2009, terrestrial radio dropped 9% while internet radio increased 6%. More people are listening to radio…
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IMDA — Guidelines for Internet Broadcasters

The IMDA, Internet Media Device Alliance, has recently announced new guidelines for internet radio station metadata. Ben Terrel, host of the IMDA Metadata Working Group meeting said, “This metadata defines for the first time streamed radio station information to identify the station as well as stream information. Device design companies and aggregators will use this…
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Video Streaming for Radio

Video streaming for radio is becoming popular among radio stations and broadcasters. Having the ability to stream a live video right in your player can benefit greatly. Your listeners will become more engaged in the station. They will get a chance to see the station, the staff, and most importantly, the faces of the hosts.…
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Tips on How to Price Your Online Replacement Ads and Banners

The prices that you can charge for online, Internet-only replacement ads and banners for your players is going to vary widely, depending on the reach and scope of your market coverage and terrestrial spot pricing. This overview is intended to provide you some pricing examples and ideas and insights that you can use in your…
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Dramatic Ad Revenue Shift To Benefit Net Radio, Hurt Terrestrial

A report from eMarketer predicts Internet radio stands to benefit as ad dollars migrate away from the suffering terrestrial radio industry to digital platforms. Meanwhile, ad revenue for Internet radio is growing and will continue to do so (though the study notes that “those gains are minuscule compared with the billions lost by terrestrial broadcasters”).…
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NPR and Livio Moving Forward for Internet Radio

NPR (National Public Radio) and Livio have teamed up to create a revolutionary Internet Radio Device called NPR Radio by Livio. This device is a standalone internet radio that connects listeners to over 16,000 internet radio stations around the world. It allows you to find NPR stations and programming; whether you’re in your home, office,…
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Mobile Streaming Hits Highs

According to the recent Arbitron 2009 Radio Today report, News/Talk/Information is still America’s number 1 format with a share of 12.6% of listeners over the age of 12. More people are listening to News/Talk radio via streaming, whether it is from their computer or wireless device. And speaking of news/talk/information; streaming already accounts for 8-10%…
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Global Certification Standard for Internet Radios

Earlier this month, the Internet Media Device Association, also known as IMDA, announced the release of a standard for internet radio players, called IMDA Profile 1, to align competing technologies. With the constant growth of internet radio, IMDA’s aim is to “reduce time to market and marketing risk by removing the prospect of rival technology…
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Benefits of Streaming Your Station

Consider these online growth facts and statistics... Online listener segment continues to grow, and aggregate listening hours grew by a whopping 37.6% to 6.67 billion hours in 2008 (AccuStream iMedia Research). Extending market reach and name branding to the workplace and home PCPotential listeners spend a lot more time in their office or workplace than…
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ESPN Radio: The Most Listened-to Online Stream

ESPNRadio.com is the most listened-to online stream of any terrestrial station in the world. They reach more than 420,000 unique listeners per month and pull in a total of 1.9 million sessions per month, an increase of 25 percent compared to last year. ESPNRadio.com’s audio stream averages about 2.5 hours per session. Even their website…
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President Obama to Appear Live on BlogTalkRadio

Tonight at 5:00PM Eastern, President Obama will be joining faith leaders from across the country for a nationwide call to action on health care. The show, "40 Minutes for Health Reform," can be heard here. President Obama, and others, will be communicating live through streaming audio. BlogTalkRadio is the social radio network that allows users…
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Portable Internet Radios

http://textpattern.kurthanson.com/ There are plenty of Internet radio applications for web-connected mobile phones that let you tune in to your favorite webcasts on the go, but what about other devices that lack cellular connections? A new series of portable routers take an Internet connection from cellular providers like Sprint and make it available on a Wi-Fi…
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BlogTalkRadio

If you haven’t heard of BlogTalkRadio, chances are, you soon will. BlogTalkRadio is a provider of thousands of internet talk radio shows and has been becoming quite popular. Their live and archived shows are produced by anyone that wants to be an internet radio host. You don’t need your own radio station, website, or studio.…
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Online Listener Habits

Do you know what the daily online listener peak hours are vs. traditional morning/afternoon drive? Did you realize that online listeners have a much higher ‘dwell time’? That’s right. The online listener spends far more time listening than the traditional listener, as we spend much more time at the workplace than we do in the…
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How to Price Your Online Replacement Ads and Banners

The prices that you can charge for online, Internet-only replacement ads and banners for your players is going to vary widely, depending on the reach and scope of your market coverage and terrestrial spot pricing. This overview is intended to provide you some pricing examples and ideas and insights that you can use in your…
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Securenet Systems Announces New Skins for Streaming Radio Players

6/17/2009 - PRESS RELEASE Securenet Systems Announces New Skins for Streaming Radio Players Contact: Diego Baeza Director of New Business Development Securenet Systems 356 SW 12th Avenue Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 (866) 568-9402 Deerfield Beach – June 26, 2009 - Securenet Systems, Inc., http://www.securenetsystems.net/ a streaming services company in South Florida, continues to roll out…
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