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This week, DiY radio.

Of all the buzzwords doing the rounds at the moment, “Podcasting” has got to be the most zeitgeisty by a long chalk. With just a little bit of free software you can download radio programmes straight onto your MP3 player, to listen to while you travel, go to the gym or laze around the house dodging all responsibility. And better than that, this software also gives you the option to automatically receive new shows from the various channels you subscribe to keeping you constantly updated on a number of subjects, ranging from the technical to the frankly bizarre.

What you’ll notice at this early stage of the technology is that all these individuals doing their Podcasts shouldn’t include copyrighted music in their shows, which leaves things wide open to the larger companies with bigger wallets to come in at a later point. But that rule isn’t hard and fast, as a little exploration will discover.

One of the most popular programmes at present, with something in the region of 25,000 subscribers, is dawnanddrew.com, a comedy talk show that’s both entertaining and rather professionally put together. Or perhaps you’re interested in wine? If so, then there’s graperadio.com. The options are endless…


Richard Hector-Jones 01 April 05
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