Internet radio is gaining, but problems remain

Coming soon to a cellphone, MP3 player, or other device near you!  Despite the many obstacles,  Internet Radio is on the rise and may well soon become a part of your daily entertainment menu.

“Once Internet radio’s available everywhere and you’ll have ‘Internet walkmen’, it will be a watershed moment,” said Bryan Miller, general manager for alternative Cincinnati station (, which aired for 20 years as a traditional radio station before turning Web-only about 9 months ago. Some Web radio operators, like Mercora, an aggregator of 500,000 individual Internet stations, have already found ways around Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) restrictions.


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