From The Radio and Internet Newsletter:
The wealth of variety offered by Internet radio, and computers’ capability to digital record and manage the audio they receive, has resulted in any number of new services online characterizing themselves as “TiVo for radio.”Full Article »
One of these services, called RadioTime, is unique for its professional presentation, top-level content offerings, and ease-of-use in finding, recording, and listening to radio streaming on the Internet.
The RadioTime home page offers rotating “features,” steering listeners to shows and stations they might like. For deeper browsing, there’s a guide to find and record local broadcast streams and Internet radio. Users can browse and listen to big-name syndicated broadcast shows (R ush Limbaugh, Jim Rome, “Morning Edition”), AM and FM broadcast programming (music and talk), and hundreds of Internet-only providers. The browse list can handily be sorted by frequency, name, genre, format, stream type, and location.
RadioTime customers can manage their Internet radio listening by using the RadioTime schedule to find content, and downloading the optional recorder to save streams for later listening. Then, shows can be saved and moved to portable MP3 players.
The service uses Windows Media Player to manage recordings or move them to CD and portable players — but, quite usefully is also compatible with WinAmp, Real, MusicMatch, iTunes or anything that plays MP3 files.
Radio and Internet Newsletter, November 2, 2004