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Preface

The internet is transforming the way we consume music and news as more stations switch to a web-only format and internet radios roll off the production lines. Forget traditional stations – this is the future of the sung and spoken word.

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The wireless is going wireless and it’s not a quiet revolution. It’s pop, rock, hip-hop, current affairs, country and live discussion thrown into one. Radio is changing as it moves online. A standard kitchen-window internet-enabled radio will allow you to search for steel bands from St Lucia, sugar-coated K-pop from Seoul, Beirut’s decadent Radio Liban and individual shows – whether nuggets of NPR intelligence from Boston or a dagger-sharp new Sydney music show. With the internet, these shows exist outside their station and call-sign, enabling…

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