Programming Future of Broadcasting is ..... the Internet??
1/6/10 Pandora, Pioneer Bring Internet Radio To Cars Thanks to a partnership between Internet radio service Pandora and electronics maker Pioneer, iPhone users will soon be able to hear Pandora radio stations in their cars. Starting in March, Pioneer will sell a navigation and entertainment device that allows Pandora users who stream the service on their iPhones to access Pandora in their cars, reports the Wall Street Journal. The $1,200 navigation system, announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, will detect iPhones and iPod touches that have Pandora installed and put those Pandora settings on the navigation screen, allowing drivers to easily hear their favorite channels.
Ted Cardenas, Director of Marketing for Pioneer, told the WSJ that he saw the deal as an opportunity to reach many of Pandora's 42 million users. "This gives us the ability to talk to an entirely new group of consumers," he said in an interview. Meanwhile, Pandora executives hope the technology will help expand the way people think of its service. "Maybe a year ago people would have said Pandora is a computer thing," said co-founder Tim Westergren. Now, "they're beginning to realize that Internet radio is an anytime, anywhere thing."
--- On Tue, 1/5/10, James W Anderson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I had mentioned in some of the discussions about the changes in
the media industry, that Google was going to unveil a smartphone
that would be able to be used with any carrier. In other
words, you would buy the phone, then buy the wireless plan
separately, rather than have to buy a phone from a carrier and the
plan with it.
really big question isn't how to implement Internet radio into cars
and other places. That is already being done and will get
better as technology evolves.
Dewberry DJCR - AM1670 Dewberry Jam Community Radio San Antonio, Texas
we need to look at this question holistically rather than as a
series of separate pieces. It's not a problem of broadcast
spectrum going away, leaving mainstream broadcast with nowhere to
go. It's a matter of mainstream broadcasting abandoning its
"over the air" spectrum and going to other distribution
media. They are moving there because it's where their
audience is going. You have to remember that broadcasters
are in the advertising business, and they use the over-the-air
technology to reach the audience. They don't use it for its
Question: where can I learn more
about FCC obscenity regulations and what should a station do to
prevent independent program producers from violating these rules?
Answer: Go to the FCC website covering these rules. Review pre-produced programs before accepting them. Only allowed people you trust to air live. Don't air call-in conversations from the public without a "seven-second tape delay system." One vulgar word by a malicious caller could create very serious problems for you.
Question: Can two differently licensed local LPFM's simulucast the same "locally originated" programming
24/7? Can they air dual IDs? Randy Bennett, WCEE-LP,
Question: Can a LPFM enter into an agreement to
share local programming since various LPFM stations affiliate with
same Christian satellite network? Randy Bennett, WCEE-LP,
Answer: There is an important difference
between (1) affiliating with a satellite or internet which network
is legal, and (2) entering into an LMA (local management agreement)
with another broadcaster. In the first case total control is
being maintained by the LPFM licensee and in the second case this
authority is being delegated to someone else.
The Word in Praise brings you great music from popular praise music labels including Integrity Music, Vineyard Music and Maranatha Music. Contemporary in style with lyrics that are distinctly vertical, The Word in Praise is music people singing directly to God. Plus, The Word in Praise airs music from churches at the forefront of praise & worship, and music from projects like the hugely popular Women Of Faith and Promise Keepers conferences. This genre specifically targets 35-54 age range, and yet maintains a surprising amount of appeal to younger listeners as well.
And for Christian teaching and talk stations, they provide the ability to come and go at the top of every hour, allowing the airing of programs your listeners already know, plus the music they know and love. For talk/teaching stations, The Word In Praise will be a complement for selected dayparts.
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Salem has been a supporter of Christian Community Broadcasters’ series of LPFM Success Seminars and Jim Black, Salem’s then Director of Affiliate Relations and Syndication, was a speaker at each Seminar.