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April 28, 2005
First-ever podcasting radio station
Infinity Broadcasting, a division of media conglomerate Viacom, announced the creation of the world's first-ever podcasting radio station: KYOURADIO. The station will launch in the San Francisco area on May 16. For all you do-it-yourselfers out there, it's worth pointing out that all of KYOURADIO's content will be "created exclusively by its listeners." In fact, in its press release, the head of Infinity Broadcasting goes to great lengths to point out the importance of finding and nurturing the "creativity of undiscovered talent from all walks of life."
If this little podcasting experiment by the Bay works out, it's conceivable that New York City could also become the home to homegrown podcasting stations. Not just 1-2 individual podcasts mixed in for the fun of it -- but a 24/7 radio station comprised totally of user-generated content. That's kinda cool, especially since big media companies like Viacom usually don't do this kind of thing until they're forced to...
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