Pod casting, web casting and broadcasting media are merely some of the contemporary terms connected with what is a new media sensation known generally as online radio dk, the new generation of broadcasting media, born from the improvements in fast internet broadband and broadband solutions.
The distinction between online radio broadcasting and classic radio broadcasting is the access to thousands upon thousands of channels delivered directly to your mobile hand held device, laptop or personal computer, from literally anywhere in the world (or off it as the case maybe when a broadcast has been sprinkled online from the ISS).
The first example of a broadcast online, though it was not from an internet radio station was from the Rolling Stones in November 1994.
The honour of the first standard radio station to announce it had been broadcasting live over the net was WXYC at New York City; however it wasn’t widely accessible as is the situation with internet radio stations now.
Streaming basically means that the broadcast is live; whereas unlike a podcast or a webcast it’s not a downloadable collection of data packet which may be stored and replayed at a later date, including all the choices of pause, rewind, fast forwards or skipping to a certain point.
With the proliferation of high speed broadband services all around the world, listening to a little low-powered local radio that communicates using a conventional transmitting antennae apparatus to a small area and population, can currently be heard on the opposite side of earth by an expat in the area who happens to feel a little nostalgic, or would like to hear information about their neighborhood football team.
As the world wide web proliferates all across the planet and an increasing number of stations transmit their programming material online, it maybe the brief wave providers will go the same way as the old VHF TV channels along with the drop in popularity of long wave frequencies.
In a hundred years time it might be that the range of TV and radio has been broadcast via the web.
It looks like the internet and internet radio and TV channels are changing the way people listen to music and news; that is to say that the net will lead to a enormous seismic shift in how radio and TV is made accessible to the masses, in much the same manner the radio and TV news revolution of the last couple of decades has seen published media fighting for its life.