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RE: Entercom pulls the plug on streaming audio...
You know, I thought about that too....
I think the Internet calls were from people streaming through MLB.com where
for a fee ($15?) you can listen to all 30 teams audiocasts all season long.
That's my guess as to why there were still internet calls last night (Catch
the guy from South Korea calling in?)
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Bob
> Sent: Saturday, June 01, 2002 3:58 AM
> To: Peter Murray; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Entercom pulls the plug on streaming audio...
> Howie Carr was mentioning this on his show earlier
> today (he's syndicated but originates from Entercom's
> WRKO). He said they would try to find a way to
> continue to stream his show but it wouldn't be easy;
> for example, his Springfield (MA) affiliate, WHYN,
> is (apparently) a Clear Channel station and they also
> are not doing streaming, etc.
> During the rain delay of tonight's Red Sox game
> (also on an Entercom station, WEEI) they got calls
> from all over the US and even Korea (via streaming
> audio listeners). That'll soon change...
> --- Peter Murray <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > According to the RAIN website at
> > http://www.kurthanson.com, Entercom has
> > decided to stop all online streaming of their
> > properties. They cite the
> > lack of return and the legal uncertainties.
> > Entercom has no details that I could find on their
> > website at
> > http://www.entercom.com.
> > If broadband were available in the car, the public
> > would pay more
> > attention to these issues. In the mean time, legacy
> > broadcast models are
> > fighting to hang onto their cornered market tooth
> > and nail in the same
> > manner of the recording industry - based on old
> > technological
> > limitations that don't exist anymore (or won't exist
> > soon).
> > Peter Murray (N3IXY)
> > Pittsburgh, PA
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