The Internet and Audio Revival

The first step to learning how to do audio is to start listening.

Westwood One – Largest “radio” network in U.S.

CBS Radio – Started in 1928. Now doing HD radio, online streaming, mobile messaging, podcasting, and video.

National Public Radio – Public radio, started in 1970. In last 10 years has grown to 26 million weekly listeners.  Its 2009 Web site redesign was widely praised.

Radio Locator – radio station search engine of 10,000 radio stations and 2,500 audio streams around the world.

Transom – public radio on the Internet

BlogTalkRadio – Host your own online radio talk show


Podcasting is the distribution of audio or video files over the Internet using a feed. Users can subscribe to a podcast.

The word Podcast (playable on demand + broadcast) refers to both the content and the method of delivery.

Places to Start:

iTunes Tips for Podcast Fans

iTunes on How to Make a Podcast

Podcast Search Engines:

Podcast Alley

Podcast directory

the podcast network

How some “traditional” news outlets are using podcasts

New Yorker Magazine podcasts

San Francisco Chronicle podcasts

CNN’s audio and video podcasts

Magnum Photos video podcasts

My favorite “news-related” podcasts via NPR

On the Media – News about the media

Fresh Air with Terry Gross – Interviews

Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me – Comedy News Quiz Show

This American Life: Three acts on one theme.

Example: Rest Stop: Nine radio producers. Two days. One rest stop on the New York State Thruway.

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