SOURCE: Egisca Corporation

August 01, 2006 08:00 ET

Download Fever Brings Back the Golden Age of Radio in Futuristic Fashion

New Radio Software Delivers Legal Recordings and Thousands of Stations for the Price of a Single CD, to Revive and Revamp Radio

MARLTON, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 1, 2006 -- While satellite radio has gained recent attention with celebrity DJ's like Howard Stern and Bob Dylan, most of the listening population still gets tuned-in and turned-on via the Internet.

Teenagers using illegal download guerrilla tactics revolutionized a recording industry that was entrenched and unresponsive to the needs and demands of consumers. The almighty Internet upset the apple cart, and now more than 50 million people own Apple iPods, download and burn their own CDs at home, and demand original radio programming and authentic disc jockeys. And with the advent of cutting-edge, inexpensive products like Nexus Radio from -- which charges no monthly fees and lets users listen to and record more than 3,000 different radio stations using an ordinary computer hook-up -- the golden age of radio is set to make a powerful comeback.

Digital downloading forced mega-media corporate executives to get off their moneybags and listen to public complaints. Now every major record label markets affordable, legal downloads. And with the creation of Nexus Radio, radio stations are finally waking up to smell the ratings.

Those ratings stink if broadcasters don't tune in to their listeners for a change, because consumers have more choices than ever before. With simple, user-friendly Nexus Radio, for example, you can listen to more stations than XM and Sirius satellite radio combined. And the iPod compatible, TiVo style dynamic stream recorder lets you legally record your favorite content for later playback on a PC or portable MP3 device. With sweet features like automatic file naming, you can listen to and record from thousands of radio stations worldwide, without leaving your desk or car.

A poll conducted for the Associated Press and Rolling Stone Magazine found that FM radio is still the main way most fans find out about new music. And 75 percent of music fans say compact discs are still too expensive. But in the past, radio reception meant that listeners were limited to local stations, or a few big channels with strong signals but weak content. Suddenly the playing field has changed, and so have the habits of those who channel surf as well as those who own and operate the broadcast towers.

Until recently, radio content was mostly generic glue intended to paste a few advertisements together and lull listeners into not changing channels. But today it is the channels themselves that must change, to meet the demands of a more competitive and creative marketplace.

Thanks to software solutions like Nexus Radio, historians may look back at the pioneer days of internet radio and see it as an era of payback and play back. With the radio dial once again under the control of the end-user and thousands of stations competing for a receptive ear, consumers now have the best of both worlds at their fingertips.

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