My wife was a big CBC fan and missed the morning show in Calgary when we went
off to live in the UK for 2 years. Internet radio existed but it was just real
time streaming of the broadcasts, so it didn’t help her as we were 7 hours
ahead of Calgary.
Access tot eh CBC via Internet radio worked just fine when we spent two years
in Denver (which is in the same time zone as Calgary). Later we used Internet
radio for a while when we retired to Central Alberta as well as on fishing
trips. Now CBC has an FM rebroadcasting site in Red Deer.
Internet radio was wildly popular until the US Congress passed a Digital
Millennium Copyright Act in 1998 which required the payment of performance
royalties for both Internet radio and the new Satellite radio services (e.g.,
Cirrus and XM). It took another 9 years for the industry to finally agree on
fee schedules and many independent radio stations stopped streaming because
they couldn’t measure how many listeners they had and didn’t have any way to
earn revenues from the service which still cost money to operate.
Smartphone apps created a new way for individual broadcasters (like the CBC) to
offer their fans a service that was not tied to real time broadcasting of live
shows. Shows were recorded and could be selected and played whenever the
listener wanted (no time zone issues). Apps also gave broadcasters a way to
identify and measure their audience. So they could include those listeners to
justify higher advertising rates.
Services like Spotify, Pandora and TuneIn Radio just took the logical next step
and started offering paid “premium” services that incorporated streaming music
as well as access to popular radio stations. I am not sure if the radio
stations pay for a listing on services like Spotify or if Spotify pays them. It
is also a mystery how the artists get paid royalties since the original model
was radio stations got to play music for free in return for the exposure it
It’s all very complicated but Jim’s Radio Garden map was developed as a
research project. It is still operated by the Netherlands Institute for Sound
and Vision which is a Dutch government agency. Their primary purpose is to
archive and promote Dutch audio-visual cultural heritage.
From: dsp-ea-general-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <dsp-ea-general-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Behalf Of Robert Ramsay
Sent: February 15, 2021 7:54 AM
Subject: Re: Mind Boggling Technology
Interesting! Lots of station, but CBC does not come up anywhere I tried.
On Feb 14, 2021, at 5:22 PM, Jim Mann <jimmann@xxxxxxx <mailto:jimmann@xxxxxxx>