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Why We Need Pirate Radio For The Twenty-First Century

At the end of the movie “Pump Up the Volume,” Christian Slater’s character, pirate radio DJ Hard Harry, exhorts the kids who’ve come out to support him to start their own stations and “talk hard.” The film closes with a montage of students in basements, each broadcasting to their own audience, spreading their voices and the music they love. Continue Reading…

Streaming Won, But Where’s The Innovation?

Although music streaming, the most disruptive technology currently being used in the industry, is well on its way to becoming the dominant method through which listeners consume music, it has not yet even come close to unlocking its full potential, despite having been around for close to two decades.

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Radical Secures Second Round Financing To Expand Streaming Music Offerings

Los Angeles, CA November 15, 2011 – Radical.FM, Inc. announced today that it has secured an undisclosed amount of second round financing from a group of private investors. The over-subscribed funding round closed last week. Monies will be used to complete development of a new HTML5 Player for its streaming music services Radical.FM and Radical Indie, for launch in early 2012. Mobile apps and the innovative DeeJay™ functionality will also be finished. Radical combines passive Stations (like Pandora™), active Playlists (like Spotify™ & Rhapsody™), and social RadCast™ (like Turntable.FM™). Patent-pending RadCast makes every listener the owner of a broadcast radio station and permits personal music streams to be shared in real-time. The DeeJay function will allow a user to speak to all who are listening to their RadCasts. To sign up for the free public beta, go to Radical.FM.

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