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Infinity Broadcasting to launch world's first "podcast station" in SF
April 27, 2005
Infinity Broadcasting has announced the creation of KYOURADIO, the world's first-ever podcasting radio station. KYOURADIO's content will be created exclusively by its listeners and available in San Francisco at 1550 KYCY-AM and streamed online at www.kyouradio.com beginning on Monday, May 16.
Starting immediately, podcasters will be able to upload their podcasts of varying lengths for free at www.kyouradio.com where the recordings will be eligible to be selected for broadcast. Programming on the station will be determined by listener interests and feedback, and evaluated on a daily basis.
"We're always thrilled when we can incubate new programming ideas and bring them to life on our radio stations in ways we never before imagined," said Joel Hollander, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Infinity Broadcasting. "There is a profound shift underway in the way we use technology that allows everyone to have a voice. KYOURADIO harnesses that power by serving our listeners with content developed by them for them and offering a platform to share it with the rest of the world."
Added Hollander, "We envision KYOURADIO not only as a place to hear a fresh and new perspective created from the outside, but an outlet with which to foster the creativity of undiscovered talent from all walks of life."
Infinity is one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), Infinity operates 183 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation's top 50 markets. Additionally, Infinity is home to 29 of the country's leading sports franchises amongst MLB, the NFL, the NBA and the NHL.
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