So I wanted it all – when I wanted it. So maybe it’s a pipe dream.
However – I can do some of it – sort of – and certainly on my iPhone on an app I randomly came across called Stitcher
It’s basically allows you to stream podcasts – at the touch of the button – categorised by genre, subject and even brand. So you’ll find loads of BBC content plus stuff from ABC, CBS, CNN, and pretty much everything else. And it does it over wifi and also when you’re out of a wifi hotspots (though not sure how your battery or data consumption will like it). Basically it pulls together loads of podcasts – but you can listen without downloading.
Searching just now, I’m randomly listening to KNX 1070 Notable News from Los Angeles – so for the sheer geek factor of almost live radio from anywhere in the world – this is great. In fact – a lot of the U.S stations seem to update podcast content snippets of various parts of their output from the latest news bulletin to the latest weather. And since the application let’s you choose favourites into a playlist – I could build a playlist right now of the latest news for KNX 1070 Notable NewsL.A., plus weather for New York (because maybe I’m off to the airport to fly there)from the Weather Channel, followed by The Hollywood Minute – and finally BBC Radio 1’s Entertainment News from the UK.
So my “personalised” radio journey still continues. Maybe the BBC can start adding hourly news updates, Traffic Radio can add the latest travel bulletin by county and maybe Global Radio can get me a daily dose of the best bitching from Steve Allen (as let’s face it – he is the master of that genre).
If someone could give me the content snippets to pick and choose from – then I’ll be closer to getting exactly what I want.
Or am I maybe being too demanding?