Tag: solve

12/05

Here’s what IHeartRadio and TuneIn are Missing

Lots of blood, sweat, tears, and treasure have gone into making radio’s alternatives to Pandora et. al., yet I think both IHeartRadio and TuneIn are missing perhaps their greatest opportunity. And it’s staring them in the face. To be sure, these are terrific apps – as good as anything out there. So what are they missing and why does it matter? Let’s step back. If you’re going to provide an experience rooted in the radio stations listeners already know and love, then you should add value to that experience that corresponds to the problems listeners have with radio and how they … [Read more...]

08/03

What’s Wrong with your Podcasts, Radio?

One of radio's great opportunities is to get our communal heads and hands around the form and manner in which we post audio online.  Yes, I'm talking about the dreaded podcasts, people! If you're a radio broadcaster then chances are you have a section of your website devoted to show podcasts (assuming you have a show worthy enough to warrant on-demand listening). Some stations refer to that page as an audio "archive."  I refer to it as an audio dungeon.  Because only someone held captive against their will would possibly want to spend much time or effort there. Here are just a few of … [Read more...]

02/16

Why Don’t you Solve My Problem, Radio?

Every great brand - just like every great culture - has its origin story. Here's one from entrepreneur Chad Hurley: We were having a party in San Francisco in the pre-YouTube era.  We'd shot a lot of great videos of our guests, which we wanted to load onto the Internet to share with our friends and family.  But uploading was time-consuming and complicated, and the net result looked like garbage.  It shot our enthusiasm and the fun of the moment was lost. Anyone in that situation would feel the same way, they realized, since the impulse to share joyful experiences immediately is … [Read more...]

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