WWJarvisD? (also, lots of links related to Infinity’s KYOU ‘podcasting’ format announcement): I’m just imagining how it must be to be Jeff Jarvis right now. The great Satan, Infinity (okay, I know it was the FCC who Jeff has the beef with), the conglomerate owned by Viacom that destroyed radio by making it boring and homogenous, is now doing something stupefyingly creative: they are devoting a station’s format to programming created entirely by, OMG, podcasting citizens’ media types. (Update: See comments for Jeff’s take — he likes it, as I felt he would.)
Related links (updated):
Infinity’s Official Press Release
Wired.com (by Xeni Jardin): “Podcasting Killed the Radio Star“
Billboard Radio Monitor:
Washington Post: “I Left My iPod in San Francisco”
What are the responses from bloggers?
has been pointed out that tipping point talk is cheap. But Infinity
Broadcasting actually tipped over today. It went from radio by
professional broadcasters to radio by open source podcasters….at one
station. Starting right away.”
Mark Ramsey (Radio Marketing Nexus):
“In any event it’s an apt answer to those who complain that Radio is
slow and boring and bland and vanilla and suffocated by corporate
Flashback: The rexblog podcasting awareness timeline:*
February 20, 2005:
April 27, 2005:
results later), one of the world two largest radio conglomerates
announces it will format a major market radio station with 24-hour
programming from podcasters.
*Obviously, this is not the timeline
of podcasting technology and “notion” development — this is merely the
rexblog awareness tracker.