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March 30th, 2010

Radio by Phone

I was listening to my local NPR station, WBEZ, when an announcement came on introducing a new service: radio by phone.

Allegedly one could dial a local number and listen live to the station. No radio nor app required. My first impression was, “Well, that’s just silly!” After all phone technology is old, dated, and useless… right? Were they serious?

Oddly, I can’t find any mention of this on their site whatsoever and my Google-fu has failed me. I started wondering if this was an April Fools’ prank that was just broadcast a few days early. What do you think – is this a good idea?

Posted in Technology

Ryan April 2, 2010, 12:44 am

Makes one think of the out-of-range listeners that used to call into Howard Stern and ask to be put on hold so they could hear the show.

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