Tea512 has learned that the San Antonio company Clear Channel Communications, the largest US owner and operator of radio stations will launch an online radio network that has more than 900 stations. This will be done in conjunction with the Katz Media Group. It will be called the Katz Online Network, using existing Clear Channel radio stations website, plus other radio and independent online stations. This will include both AM/FM stations and will launch with a new website next month. This is another change due to the digital revolution. As much as we see the newspaper being killed by the Internet, this just as eBay did for the yard sale, AM/FM radio could see the same rebirth. eBay changed the way users buy used stuff from local people only on Saturday and Sunday, to being able to search through millions of things daily. Radio listeners will now enjoy the same freedom from the desktop as they will be able for example to find multiple jazz stations, or listen to morning drive from Los Angeles on the East coast, home sick people can get a fix of local news from any where the website will take them. There was no mention of this turning into a pay as you go service as the Katz Media Group will handle the marketing and advertising that is going to fund the site. It is great to see more behemoth companies embracing the digital age instead of locking down and hiding away access to content.
Sometimes these things just seem to rip you right in two
Oh no man don’t let them get to you
W. Axl Rose 1991
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