Monday, December 29, 2008
Clear Channel and CBS Radio Expand Web Presence
Music fans rejoice- you now have more sources and outlets to find your favorite music. In early 2009, CBS Radiois combining its 150 stations with Yahoo LAUNCHcast’s 150 stations. Listeners can browse the station via a new tuner that will be integrated into yahoo's music site. Firefox,Mac and Safari users will have access to Launchcast for the first time.
After a bitter ending with XM, AOL partnered with CBS to launch one of the top radio apps for iPhone. In early 2009, a new CBS Radio player will be integrated into the Yahoo! Music site and for the first time, LAUNCHcast will be available to Firefox, Mac and Safari users.
There's also good news for the thousands of FM fans out there who wish they could listen to their local station on their iPhone. Clear Channel Communications' 2.0 version of the iheartradio app has expanded and now includes over 100 stations from coast-to-coast. That's great news for sports fans who want to hear a radio broadcast of their favorite team,because if Clear Channel's sports affiliate covers the respective city's pro team, fans can follow their team all season,without paying for Sirius satellite radio.
I downloaded the iheartradio app,and I wasn't a big fan of the commercials and DJs, but it includes a few nice features. If you're looking for a new rock station, but don't know where to look, you can tap the "shake" button to discover a new source for your favorite genre.
I searched around to see if any other major conglomerates,such as Cox or Citadel had developed an app, but I couldn't find any.
By Matt O'Hern at 05:17 PM
(6) Thoughts on Clear Channel and CBS Radio Expand Web Presence
The only radio that i'm listening to is my Sirius radio. I will never go back to traditional radio and never to internet radio and not even the service thats provided by my cell phone company. Without sirius I would be truly lost. I listen to alt nation, Lithium, liquid metal, howard stern, mad dog, jay tomas, college football, NHL, and the NFL.
Comments by jeff : Monday, December 29, 2008 at 08:08 PM
I agree with the above commenter as well. I will never go back to traditional radio, which is a dying breed like magazines and newspapers.
Comments by Ryan : Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 09:26 AM
This stinks. I am a Launchcast subscriber and will lose my station and ratings. Boo to CBS Radio.
Comments by Mike : Monday, January 12, 2009 at 06:11 PM
Same here, I've subscribed to Yahoo Launchcast for about 6 years, and now this. If Google was smart they would start something similar.
Comments by Jim : Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 02:39 PM
Sad to lose Launchcast. Won't be listening to any of those CBS stations if there are ads. Three years of rating songs, artists, albums at Launchcast down the drain. What a great service that I used for 98% of my home listening. I'd gladly pay for it. So effortless, just turn it on and skip as much as I want. No looking for and loading CDs or songs in my computer. Pandora's personal station tailoring isn't as good and it limits skips to 5 per hour I believe. Doesn't seem like it supplies as much new music either.
Comments by jiff : Friday, January 23, 2009 at 02:18 PM
I am 100% with the person above. This is all I listen to..being able to skip when I want, my station tailored to me by ratings, NO ADS....ugh VERY disappointed it will be gone.
I will NOT listen to the new stations..they will not have a customizable station and there will be ads.
Comments by Berni : Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 09:28 PM
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