Survey: European drivers still want (and use) radio in cars

Radioplayer has shared research into the role of radio in cars, and even though new technology is posing a growing threat to the traditional format, it found that radio remains a valuable feature for vehicles. The organization’s survey of drivers from the UK, France, and Germany found that 82% said they would not consider buying a car without a radio. Continue Reading


Internet Radio Rewind #032: New congressional bill; new podcast network; more

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THIS WEEK: Local Radio Freedom Act hits Congress; a new podcast network; Led Zeppelin loosens the leash; streaming audio growth projection; something new for Radioplayer; Russell Brand podcast; Starbucks leaves behind CDs. Continue Reading

Connected cars and the future of U.K. radio: Interview with Michael Hill of Radioplayer

Michael Hill is the Managing Director of Radioplayer, the listening platform which aggregates U.K. radio stations. In anticipation of his appearance at RAIN Summit Europe, in London on November 4, we talked with Hill about the future of listening. His comments reflected specific advocacy of broadcast radio, and an agonistic viewpoint based on Radioplayer’s non-profit status. Continue Reading