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Internet radio services are usually [[accessible]] from anywhere in the world. Internet radio remains popular among expatriates and listeners with interests that are often not adequately served by local radio stations (such as progressive rock, ambient music, folk music, classical music, and stand-up comedy). Internet radio services offer news, sports, talk, and various genres of music—every format that is available on traditional radio stations.
 
Internet radio services are usually [[accessible]] from anywhere in the world. Internet radio remains popular among expatriates and listeners with interests that are often not adequately served by local radio stations (such as progressive rock, ambient music, folk music, classical music, and stand-up comedy). Internet radio services offer news, sports, talk, and various genres of music—every format that is available on traditional radio stations.
   
{{Quote|[[Internet]] companies have experimented with a range of [[business model]]s — including [[advertising]], per-[[download]] fees, and monthly [[subscription]]s — to try to make the business of providing [[online]] [[audio]] [[content]] financially viable. As in other [[Internet]] industries, it remains to be seen which models will take hold and how they will evolve.<ref>[[The Information Needs of Communities]], at 70.</ref>
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{{Quote|[[Internet]] companies have experimented with a range of [[business model]]s — including [[advertising]], per-[[download]] fees, and monthly [[subscription]]s — to try to make the business of providing [[online]] [[audio]] [[content]] financially viable. As in other [[Internet]] industries, it remains to be seen which models will take hold and how they will evolve.<ref>[[Information Needs of Communities]], at 70.</ref>
   
 
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Revision as of 00:57, 26 October 2011

Definition

Internet radio (also known as web radio, net radio, streaming radio and e-radio) is an audio broadcasting service transmitted via the Internet. Broadcasting on the Internet is usually referred to as webcasting since it is not transmitted broadly through wireless means.

Overview

Internet radio involves a streaming medium that presents listeners with a continuous "stream" of audio over which they have no control, much like traditional broadcast media; in this respect, it is distinct from "on-demand" file serving. Internet radio is also distinct from podcasting, which involves downloading rather than streaming. Many Internet radio "stations" are associated with a corresponding traditional (or "terrestrial") radio station or radio network. Internet-only radio stations are independent of such associations.

Internet radio services are usually accessible from anywhere in the world. Internet radio remains popular among expatriates and listeners with interests that are often not adequately served by local radio stations (such as progressive rock, ambient music, folk music, classical music, and stand-up comedy). Internet radio services offer news, sports, talk, and various genres of music—every format that is available on traditional radio stations.

{{Quote|Internet companies have experimented with a range of business models — including advertising, per-download fees, and monthly subscriptions — to try to make the business of providing online audio content financially viable. As in other Internet industries, it remains to be seen which models will take hold and how they will evolve.[1]

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