Will the iPod Kill the Radio Star? Profiling Podcasting as Radio

  title={Will the iPod Kill the Radio Star? Profiling Podcasting as Radio},
  author={Richard Berry},
  pages={143 - 162}
The Apple iPod has not only become a ‘must have’ style accessory for the ‘wirefree’ generation but has also revolutionized the way we consume music. At the time of writing, (November 2005) the revolution has already started in the audio world, and has been going for the last 18 months. ‘Podcasting’ allows anyone with a PC to create a ‘radio’ programme and distribute it freely, through the internet to the portable MP3 players of subscribers around the world. Podcasting not only removes global… 

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