Podcasts to broadcast on America’s radio on May 16th

Just a few days ago, I was dreaming of setting up a campus wide pirate radio station that would pump out unlimited content from the world of podcasts. This is in hope there would finally be better things on radio to listen to. Alas I didn’t blog about it soon enough, so the men in black came forth with the same innovation…

As seen on Reuters, Infinity Broadcasting, one of the largest radio broadcasting companies in America, announced that they would start to air podcasts on the radio.

They’re doing this by launching the world’s first all-podcast radio station on May 16, dubbed KYOURadio. The company is converting a previously talk-radio format San Francisco AM station, to an entirely listener-submitted content.

Podcasters would submit digital audio files for consideration, which would be reviewed for quality standards and FCC guidelines before being simultaneously broadcast over AM and streamed online at KYOURadio.com The coolest bit is that Infinity is going to cover licensing fees so podcasters can use major record label music in their shows.

This entire movement, which is mainly driven for commercial reasons, can benefit podcasters and the overall Internet community as it potentially means for more public participation in mainstream media. But before we get our hopes too high, let’s see which podcasts they are planning to air… nothing that plays Britney Spears please.

2 thoughts on “Podcasts to broadcast on America’s radio on May 16th

  1. Halavais commented on how we could build our own mesh network of mini FM transmitters to broadcast podcasts within a physical space.

    I would think that it might be possible… since FCC doesn’t allow for high powered transmission, but allows for low powered ones, we could build a MESH network of low-powered FM transmittors.

    As seen on FCC’s web site:
    Unlicensed operation on the AM and FM radio broadcast bands is permitted for some extremely low powered devices covered under Part 15 of the FCC’s rules. On FM frequencies, these devices are limited to an effective service range of approximately 200 feet (61 meters).

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