The History of Radio Internet
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For us to really understand Radio Internet we should have an idea of how it began. First let’s start with its definition. Internet radio is an audio service that uses the internet for its transmission. Music played through the internet is also called ‘webcasting’ since it is not transmitted through radio waves, which is the case with broadcast radio.
This entails streaming media that allows users to listen to a continuous stream of music that can’t be stopped or played back, which resembles typical broadcast radio. On the other hand, it’s totally different than podcasting, since it does not involve downloading songs.
The best thing about internet radio is it’s available anywhere on the globe. Wherever you are, you can have access to radio stations of other countries. Just imagine the number of channels you can hook into. Imagine the possibilities. This enables you to be acquainted with the music of other countries as well as their cultures, giving you broader insights into music, priceless for all those music lovers out there. Try it now
You might wonder if it doesn’t use radio waves, how does internet radio deliver and share music? The answer is streaming technology.
In 1994, the first traditional radio station was broadcast through the use of the internet. It started the race for the development and distribution of internet radio all over the world. Afterwards, various companies created their own versions of internet radio for public consumption.
It’s no wonder this technological innovation attracted significant investors. With the success it’s experiencing, it’s inevitable that everyone will hook up to it. Clearly the features it offers changed the way people look at radio. It paved the way for globalization in terms of music. In the past we could only listen to our local music, and now we can have a variety of music from different cultures from different countries to listen to.
Radio has truly evolved from its humble beginnings. Internet Radio has greatly affected the way we listen to radio in our era right now. And knowing this, I can’t wait to see what radio will be like in 10 years or so from now.