Radio George is an Inspired Original
The definition of "radio" is changing so much that the concept of
Internet Radio isn't as controversial or downright crazy as it
might have seemed when the 'Net first became an everyday part of
Consider this: satellite radio is much more of a reality than AM/FM
(terrestrial) radio ever thought it would be. ipods and
iphones have become the listening method of choice for millions of
people, younger and older. And both XM/Sirius satellite radio and
ipods have only been around since 2001!
Traditional radio stations stream/broadcast on the Internet,
side-by-side with 100% Internet stations, some of which are
full-time and others, part-time or on demand. Is it radio or is it a
listening service? And do
listeners really care, if they're getting what they want?
the Internet talk radio operation I launched in March, 2006,
never really got a chance to take off. It evaporated when I was
offered an opportunity that seemed too good to be true on AM talk
radio in St. Louis. That opportunity turned out to be exactly
that--too good to be true!
summer of 2007after a return to Kansas City.
To my surprise, a number of people in both my personal life and the
radio industry suggested I bring Radio George back. But after
that first short incarnation, the talk stations in Kansas City had already seen the light and added streaming to
their operations. After much thought, I came up with a number of
ideas for Radio George, and decided to concentrate on some
specialized music formats that were no longer being offered in the
Kansas City radio market.
couple of weeks after I launched Radio George, the listening
stats showed only a handful of listeners. Considering how much
effort and outlay went into the operation, I was depressed and
decided to wait until the end of the month to see if things picked
up at all. Two weeks later, the stats showed thousands
of listeners in hundreds of locations!
The viral power
of the Internet had come through for Radio George! The word
had spread about the unique offerings available and people told
their friends, who told their friends, who told THEIR
friends and...well, you get the idea!
Today, listeners in more than 4,000 cities in over 140
countries and nations are tuning in regularly and writing to
say how much they enjoy Radio George all over the world.
is on-demand Internet radio with some very special features:
- No songs are
repeated across individual Real Oldies and Smooth Jazz channels, offering
an incredible variety of music.
- When you
click on any link or any graphic ad for more information, the
music of Radio George goes with you as look at that page! Your
listening enjoyment is never interrupted.
- Need to take
a quick break? Need to take a
break for a little while? Use the pause control and resume
listening right where you left off!
Check out the
great variety of channels on Radio George and let me know
what you think and what you like by sending me an e-mail.
Better yet, tell
your family, friends and co-workers to tune in Radio George.com
and hear what they've been missing.
Welcome to the New World of Internet Radio - Radio George!
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