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Internet DJ: why SoundCloud’s world music channel works

Several weeks ago I gave a rather bad grade to SoundCloud’s “explore” classical channel, but I’ve been checking out other channels, and the service’s “world” stream is much better. A lot of really marvelous Japanese, South Korean, Chinese, Arabic, and Indian content there. Among the best tracks I’ve heard: Time and Fallen Leaves. A fine […]

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Epic Dance Music: tapping into SoundCloud dance power

I am enjoying Epic Dance Music, a beta application that draws from SoundCloud searches to create terrific dance playlist stations. Over the weekend I listened to a list riffing off of my initial pick: “Catgroove” by Parov Stelar. This was followed by a Decibel Junkies tune, DJ Trademark’s “Uncontrollable,” MGMT Kids, “BlogsDemodaCE,” Hello’s very amusing […]

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Need a music automation program? StationPlaylist gets high fives

We’ve got an interesting discussion going on our reader forum about the best automation/music library software for Low Power FM and indie radio stations. The winner, so far, is Station Playlist, a software package that comes out of New Zealand. “We’ve been using StationPlaylist Studio, Creator and Streamer for almost 4 years at Crescent Hill […]

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Monday radio news round-up: love for iTunes Radio, Sweden chooses digital, Shortwave Archive goes live

Some unexpected excitement for iTunes Radio, digital radio future for Sweden and an online shortwave archive are in today’s round-up of radio news not to miss. Music blogger Tyler Hayes published an excited mash note to Apple’s new iTunes Radio for FastCo.Labs, based upon sampling the beta version. Our own Matthew Lasar expressed his own […]

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What might be in store for radio at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show

The 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show kicks off on Tuesday and runs until Friday. As usual, I will be monitoring the announcements and news from the show for anything of import to radio, broadcast and online, podcasting and streaming. Announcements for the show are just getting started. Monday is “press day” at CES, when there’s […]

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SXSW 2012

Radio Guide to SXSW 2012

Once again it’s that time of year when my social media world is flooded with reports about BBQs, Austin weather reports, band showcases, and panels happening at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) conference. The interactive portion is wrapping up to make way for the start of the music conference today. Some radio-related events have […]

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Grace Digital's Mondo Wi-Fi looks like the Swiss Army knife of radios

Grace Digital’s Mondo Wi-Fi looks like the Swiss Army knife of radios

This thing seriously looks like a radio geek’s dream come true. All it’s missing is shortwave. Grace Digital touts its new Mondo Wi-Fi Music Player and Internet Radio as receiving over 18,000 stations. Starting with analog and HD AM and FM station, that number also includes internet stations, plus the ability to browse and tune […]

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