Stereo 974 embraces Smart Home technology

With our help Stereo 974 now has their own Skill on Alexa (Amazon echo). Whilst Alexa isn’t officially available in Australia … yet … those people which do already have one in their household can simply say “Alexa, play Stereo 974” and enjoy listening to Community Radio from Melbourne, Australia. Screenshots – Alexa App Skill in action

Brad Boyd receives a commendation (VOLUNTEER LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD) @ Australian #NFPtechawards

I was delighted to have received a Commendation (Volunteer Lifetime Service Award) @ the 2016 Australian Not-For-Profit Technology Awards for 20 Years of Voluntary Service with Western Radio Broadcasters. Finalists; Volunteering Australia Technology Volunteer of the Year Brad Boyd (Western Radio Broadcasters Incorporated – Stereo 974) Trent Geddes (2GHR Incorporated) Daniel Billing (Indigenous Reading Project) The awards night was a Read more about Brad Boyd receives a commendation (VOLUNTEER LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD) @ Australian #NFPtechawards[…]

NPD Study: Online Radio is Fastest Growing Choice

NPD’s “Annual Music Study” reveals increasing numbers of consumers adopting online radio options to listen to, and discover, music. PORT WASHINGTON, NEW YORK, April 3, 2012 – According to an annual study of the consumer music market in the U.S. by The NPD Group, a leading market research company, online radio is the fastest growing Read more about NPD Study: Online Radio is Fastest Growing Choice[…]

Fraunhofer, Panasonic Team with Aupeo for Streaming 5.1 Demo

Erlangen, Germany, and Las Vegas – Jan 5, 2012 – Fraunhofer IIS, personal music service provider Aupeo and Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America (PASA) announced a collaboration to demonstrate the new Aupeo service at the 2012 CES in Las Vegas. Aupeo uses Fraunhofer’s MPEG Surround audio codec to deliver . According to Fraunhofer, “the Read more about Fraunhofer, Panasonic Team with Aupeo for Streaming 5.1 Demo[…]

Fraunhofer IIS Audio Codecs Power Winamp, Shoutcast

Erlangen, Germany – Aug 31, 2011 – Fraunhofer IIS has signed a licensing agreement with Nullsoft, which will enable the inclusion of Fraunhofer’s MPEG audio codec software in Nullsoft’s software products, such as Winamp and Shoutcast. The Fraunhofer-provided codec suite includes HE-AAC v2 and HD-AAC. HD-AAC combines lossless audio quality with the flexibility and convenience Read more about Fraunhofer IIS Audio Codecs Power Winamp, Shoutcast[…]

Internet Radio Streaming and APRA

We are often asked the question about streaming and how licensing works with your APRA agreement; APRA|AMCOS offers the following license schemes for Webcasters. Audio webcast channel (General) – net radio Applies to online radio webcast channels that are exclusive to the Internet. They are characterised by a continuous audio stream for simultaneous reception by users. License Read more about Internet Radio Streaming and APRA[…]

As Broadband Proliferates, so do Wi-fi Radios

Author : Mark Krieger Broadband access in the home has become the norm in American households. According to a study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project conducted in April of this year, 63 percent of adult Americans indicate they now have some form of broadband Internet connections at home. That figure Read more about As Broadband Proliferates, so do Wi-fi Radios[…]

Embracing Mobile Media

Author : Chriss Scherer Radio by its nature is a mobile medium. And most radio listening is done in our most familiar mobile environment: The car. Being that a radio is a standard device in any car (Can you even imagine buying a car without a radio?) makes it easy to make radio mobile. However, Read more about Embracing Mobile Media[…]

Still Think Streaming is Not Important?

Author : Chriss Scherer Online streaming has been the quiet partner in the audio delivery realm, although we have talked about it since the late 1990s. Some stations have streamed all this time, while others have come and gone; and some have come back. From a business point of view, streaming’s challenge is its profitability Read more about Still Think Streaming is Not Important?[…]

Revo Introduces K2 Terrestrial and Internet Radio

Lanark, Scotland – Aug 31 – Revo Technologies has introduced its K2 digital radio, which is capable of delivering reception of a wide variety of radio formats including DAB, DAB+, FM and Internet radio. K2’s hardware specifications include a large, graphic, secret-until-lit OLED display, a motorized dock for Apple devices, and an array of connection Read more about Revo Introduces K2 Terrestrial and Internet Radio[…]