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Reasons for the Popularity of Online Radios

Nov 24th 2014 at 12:58 AM

The World Wide Web has enabled connectivity like you've never imagined. Just as many trends going bigger via the internet, people are also going-gaga over online radios. Internet radio isn't exactly new, but it has definitely grown in popularity over the years. Not only do internet radio stations provide you with a greater variety of broadcasts to choose from, many of them also offer uninterrupted entertainment, because they have far less commercials and advertisements than their traditional counterparts. These, among many other advantages are reasons why people are going crazy about the online radio trend.

Accessibility and availability also gives internet radio a greater edge than its traditional form. Online radio stations can be accessed wherever there is an internet connection, which breaks geographical boundaries, no traditional radio stations can ever surmount. To receive broadcast from a local radio station, you must be relatively close to its location or at least receive good signal from their transmitters. This limitation simply does not exist online, as internet radios can be accessed regardless of the listener's location, which is also why many terrestrial radio stations also stream their own broadcasts online, helping them reach more audiences and make their programs available outside of the local area.

Online radio has been around since the mid to late 1990s, but requirements for streaming online radio broadcasts remain unchanged, which means you only need minimal system requirements to be able to listen to good online radio programming. Most stations will not even require you to download a new software to run their broadcasts on, allowing you to use programs that are already installed on your computer to stream music as you please. Streaming radio station broadcasts can even be done on different non-PC devices like mobile phones, PDAs, and even video game consoles.

Another reason why many people are switching to online radios is that broadcasts are not subject to interference due to various environmental and technical factors. Traditional radio broadcasts are prone to disruptions in radio signals due to poor weather and other environmental or technical factors. Radio sound is also heavily compressed to reduce high-volume passages and make low-volume ones easier to hear. Internet radio broadcasts, on the other hand is less compressed, thus giving you better quality transmissions that are close to the original recordings. Online radio offers great advantages and overcomes many of the limitations traditional radios have.

About The Author:

This article is provided by RadioSound, an online radio listing website developed by Pelso Media Kft. Being a reputed music website, and they offer a numerous radio stations from different states in the USA. On their website you can find all types of music channels ranging from classical, sports talk, news talk to hip hop, rock and many more.

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