In this modern age that we live in, the Internet is almost irreplaceable in our lives, whether it is for work, studying, research, travelling, shopping or fun and leisure. It is a media that allows us to watch TV, movies, read the newspaper, play games, call and text people, and even listen to the radio.
What is Internet Radio?
The Internet radio is a digital audio service transmitted through the Internet. Often known as webcasting, it is used as a stand-alone device that runs through the Internet or software that runs through a single computer. This continuous stream of audio material usually can’t be paused or replayed and offers news, sports broadcasting, talks, music, not unlike the traditional radio stations. Internet radio is easily accessible to anyone with a stable internet connection. The fact that it allows people to listen to radio stations from the other side of the world. Also, the abundance of specialised stations with specific topics or music types definitely helped internet radio gain on popularity. This radio is usually listened to on a PC or similar device, like a smartphone or a tablet, or even a TV with internet access. It is also possible to listen to the radio through VPN’s, for example NordVpn or similar.
The first Internet radio started in 1993, gaining in popularity ever since. The first Internet radio show was introduced by Carl Malamud who launched the first computer talk show ”Internet Talk Radio”. The first concert using this media was broadcast the same year, and it was by the band Severe Tire Damage. The broadcasting of the Rolling Stones 1994 was the first major internet concert.
The Internet radio has been blooming ever since its invention in the early 1990s, and today there are more internet radio stations than one could count.