A home sick Nigerian student in Spain depends on a Lagos based internet radio station for the latest Afrobeats music. Through the same medium, he stays up to date with progressive stories of Nigerians doing well at home. He also catches an audio commercial, advertising a local bar, he thinks he’ll love to visit during the holidays. All of this is possible with Internet radio, the latest technological innovation in radio broadcasting since the business began in the early 1920s.
Internet radio has been around since the late 1990s. Traditional radio broadcasters have used the Internet to simulcast their programming. But, Internet radio is undergoing a revolution that will expand its reach from your desktop computer to access broadcasts anywhere, anytime, and expand its programming from traditional broadcasters to individuals, organizations and government.
Internet radio (also web radio, net radio, streaming radio, e-radio, IP radio, online radio) is a digital audio service transmitted via the Internet.
Internet radio involves streaming media, presenting listeners with a continuous stream of audio that typically cannot be paused or replayed, much like traditional broadcast media; in this respect, it is distinct from on-demand file serving. Internet radio is also distinct from podcasting, which involves downloading rather than streaming.
Internet radio services offer news, sports, talk, and various genres of music—every format that is available on traditional broadcast radio stations. Many Internet radio services are associated with a corresponding traditional (terrestrial) radio station or radio network, although low start-up and ongoing costs have allowed a substantial proliferation of independent Internet-only radio stations.
Lokal FM is our flagship Internet Radio Service.
We can help you build yours!