misguided radio panel from frontrow
When I walked into the internet broadcasting panel at Conneticon a few weeks ago, I mentioned to my sister that these probably knew nothing about running a radio on the internet. I would have been surprised to hear the mention of ices or icecast, and sure enough, I didn't. Even when I asked about the future of internet radio, they toed the party line and simply said "too authoritarian, too useless, too difficult, not worth it."
I'm sorry, brothers. If you're talking about reaching the masses, they could care less about timeshifting or the tivo effect or whatever. The fact is you need a constant signal, something to carry the broadcast. Sure, the feed is important; it provides links to old shows and keeps listeners updated. But it doesn't unite numbers of people doing the same thing at the same time. That's what makes things popular.
But I have no idea how you guys view your show or how popular you think it should be. Perhaps that's why you fear the radio....