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The perils of a young audience: why died

Shortly after the announcement that the turntable-style music sharing room would cease operation, I wrote to the site’s founder, Jason Grunstra, for an analysis. “It really just comes down to money,” Grunstra responded. “The development and hosting of a massive real-time application is no small feat. It’s incredibly complex and we just couldn’t find […]

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My Sonos Is an Internet Radio

At the end of last year I bought a Sonos Play:1 speaker and a Sonos Connect stereo component to add super-simple on-demand music streaming to a couple of rooms in my apartment. I’ve really enjoyed how well the platform seamlessly integrates with services like Spotify, TIDAL, Slacker, Pandora and Deezer Elite, while also easily tapping […]

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I was very sorry to see the following announcement posted in my room today: “Thank you for joining our party and plugging in with us,” the statement says. “Unfortunately, we did not reach the amount needed to keep online any longer.”’s latest blog post doesn’t offer much more information. I don’t have […]

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Radio Survivor Won't Violate Your Trust

Radio Survivor Won’t Abuse Your Trust

In the online media world there is a lot of discussion and controversy about ad blocking right now. A recent Adobe/PageFair study shows a steep rise in people using browser plug-ins so that they aren’t continuously bombarded with increasingly obnoxious display advertisements. Moreover, Apple’s newest iOS update allows ad blocking on iPhones and iPads for […]

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Radio Maej Kasheer

Kashmir diaspora Internet radio launches as gov’t blocks ‘Net in Jammu and Kashmir

It has got to be a confusing moment for Radio Maej Kasheer. The service has launched its Internet stream for the global Kashmiri community as India has been blocking Internet service in Jammu and Kashmir. NDTV (New Delhi Television) quotes Kashmir’s Inspector General of Police justifying the ban on Internet services a “precautionary measure” in light […]

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LPFM Watch

LPFM Watch: Lexington Community Radio Launches, High School Station Must Move Up Dial and More LPFM News

Last week I wrote about the FCC’s decision regarding a group of low power FM (LPFM) applicants in Baltimore, Maryland and noted that two college radio groups will likely have their applications dismissed. Although not a college radio station, it turns out that one of the tentatively selected winners of a frequency in Baltimore has […]

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