Eliot Van Buskirk of MP3.com writes:
Old-school radio meets new-school technology, as an upstart service devises ingenious ways to put radio onto your MP3 player and Nokia offers a sneak peek at its next-generation N91 phone (which includes a 4GB hard drive for music, no less).Full Article »
All we need now is a good, smart way to put radio onto an MP3 player. Several players on our Top MP3 Player lists have FM tuners, but most have less-than-perfect reception (due in part to interference from spinning hard drives). And, of course, the near-ubiquitous iPod line lacks FM completely. (Griffin Technology had planned on selling an FM tuner attachment for the iPod but scuttled its plans due to some new issue with the 3G iPods. I’m thinking that the problem was related to the spinning hard drive somehow.)
A service called RadioTime could be the perfect answer for adding talk radio to the iPod, or to any other player that supports MP3s. It’s like TiVo for radio, except better. TiVo can only capture broadcast video, while RadioTime lets you search and record both broadcast and online audio. In fact, users of the service don’t need to distinguish between online and terrestrial radio, because they both get recorded via the same easy-to-use interface.