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May 4, 2005
WIRED's Xeni Jardin reports that Infinity Broadcasting will soon launch the first "all-podcast radio station." What this seems to mean is that the newly renamed KYOURadio will accept and rebroadcast streams of listener-submitted content. Of course content will be "screened" to see that it "meets FCC guidelines" - whatever the heck that means.
I'm not sure I would call this "podcasting" since it will include only broadcast and streaming - no downloading. However, it does have some interesting features, not least of which is Infinity's announced intention to use its deep pockets (it is a subsidiary of Viacom) to cover major-label music-licensing fees. This definitely falls into the "could be really good or could really suck a lot" category.
(Speaking of "suck" could someone please convince these guys that black-text-on-a-mostly-black-and-gray-background is not cool? It's stupid and unreadable.)
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