Tag Archive: Radio


How to watch BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend: stream the festival from anywhere

Social distancing won’t put a stop to BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2020. Though the event was originally planned as an in-person music festival for the end of May, BBC is taking the event virtual and letting everyone watch the show.

With live (at home) performances from artists like HAIM, Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, and the Jonas Brothers, as well as replays of past performances from musicians like Ed Sheeran, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, and Calvin Harris, the festival  [Read More…]

After a decade, Sonos gets into the content business with Sonos Radio

Sonos is finally taking a stand.

Sonos has always been Switzerland, neutral to a fault. Until recently, the company’s decision not to create its own audio content has left it relying on companies like Spotify, iHeartRadio, TuneIn and others to provide music, podcasts, and talk radio for its millions of customers, most of which get that same content through other apps and connected speakers.

The value of Sonos speakers has always been about pairing wireless speakers that  [Read More…]

The Navy is sharing its radio spectrum with wireless carriers

More spectrum, but the Navy might step on your signal

What you need to know The FCC has been allowing wireless carriers to use Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum for service. The Navy has priority over these bands, but authorized carriers can use them for free. Next summer, the FCC will sell priority access licenses for this signal range.

The CitIzen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) channels are used primarily by the U.S. Navy for communication, but  [Read More…]

Klaxo, the totally not haunted radio, is my new favorite game

Have a seat, listen close, and solve a mystery.

We’re in the middle of a truly delightful resurgence in the art of interactive “radio” storytelling. Podcasts like Welcome to Night Vale and Within the Wires capture the senses every couple of weeks with a new spoken word adventure the likes of which many thought gone forever. Bringing these experiences from the old radio format to the modern digital format is largely trivial at this point, but the  [Read More…]

Weather the storm with a discount on the Eton Scorpion II Emergency Radio

Constant vigilance.

The Eton Scorpion ll Rugged Portable Emergency Weather Radio is down to $ 24.99 at Amazon. This deal saves you almost half off its average price and marks the lowest it’s ever been.

This portable weather radio can receive AM and FM channels along with NOAA alerts to keep you up to date and entertained. It features a digital tuner and display along with a bright integrated LED flashlight. It can even charge up your  [Read More…]

The $7 iClever Himbox FM transmitter plays your music over the car radio

The best radio station is the one you create.

The iClever Himbox HB-F02 auto-scan wireless FM transmitter radio adapter is down to $ 6.80 with code K7JKXACV on Amazon. Without the code, this adapter goes for $ 17 and hasn’t seen a direct price drop in nearly two years. This is the best deal we’ve ever seen for this device.

The adapter helps any device with a 3.5mm jack take phone calls hands-free while driving and uses  [Read More…]

Echo Dot owners can get three months of SiriusXM streaming radio for free

Alexa’s always ready to play your favorite stations.

SiriusXM is teaming up with Amazon to offer three months of streaming radio for free to Echo Dot owners. New customers who sign up for a SiriusXM All Access or SiriusXM Premier subscription will receive one of the smart speakers featuring Amazon Alexa for free, which is a $ 50 savings. Plus it’s the latest (third-gen) version of the device. Furthermore, SiriusXM is offering 60% off six-month All Access  [Read More…]

Spotify update brings simpler navigation + offline radio to Premium users

The Search page is also more powerful.

Way back in August of this year, Spotify rolled out a new UI for its Android app that’s much simpler and easy to use. This was a very welcome change considering how cluttered the app used to be, but up until now, this new UI has only been available for free users. Now, Spotify’s expanding this to its Premium subscribers.

The bottom navigation bar that used to have tabs for  [Read More…]

Pocket Casts app acquired by NPR-led radio group, will continue development

App will remain in development, as will NPR’s own app.

Pocket Casts, one of the best cross-platform podcast apps and my personal favorite, has been acquired by a group of public radio-focused companies headlined by NPR. The group, comprised of NPR, WNYC Studios, WBEZ Chicago and This American Life, is acquiring Pocket Casts in pursuit of synergy — after all, this group comprises some of the most popular podcasts available today, with hits such as This American  [Read More…]

How to use Spotify’s radio magic to level up your personal playlists

We never want a good playlist to end, and with Playlist Radio, they never have to.

Spotify prides itself on its playlist prowess. There’s a reason that Spotify’s Home tab is covered in playlists rather than just popular songs and albums like most music apps. A good, long, curated playlist can hit all the right spots even better than Spotify’s radio stations, but if you’re having a little trouble fleshing out your budding playlists, never fear!

Spotify  [Read More…]