Is Internet Radio the future of Newspapers?

“Five years from now, internet radio will be the predominant leader in radio.”
-Jennifer Bertetto Trib Total Media

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has launched an Internet Sports Talk Station. Trib Total Media, the parent company of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has announced the debut of sports talk on Trib Live Radio.

The new internet sports talk station features a number of Pittsburgh sports media personalities and athletes including former Penguins player Chris Tocchet and former Steelers cornerback Deshea Townsend.  Trib Total Media VP and COO Jennifer Bertetto says more shows are being planned to make the station a 24-hour operation.

Internet Radio is Here!

Behold the future of Internet Radio Listening.

Contour Internet-connected digital radio from Pure

The new Contour Internet-connected digital radio that Pure previewed at the Consumer Electronics Show.

This player comes with Pure’s Clearsound technology which, the company said, ensures clear dynamic audio, higher volume levels and, what everyone is waiting for…low power consumption. The Contour also features the company’s Flow technology, “using Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet wirelessly and access thousands of Internet radio stations, podcasts, a library of unique Pure Sounds as well as stream music stored on a home computer or network storage device.”

Producers of Internet audio content can pin their ears back and go for it because companies like Pure have created the much needed distribution beyond PC devices. Once the prices for these devices come down to earth,  listenership to the wide and creative variety of Internet programming should explode.

Next issue for programmers is separating from the very crowded Internet space and grabbing a loyal audience.

Stay tuned…this is a very exciting time to be a leader in Media and Communications!