I’ve mentioned this idea casually many times, but I’m posting it here begging for someone to steal this idea and run with it. I think it’s technically simple to do, and there’s money in it.
The idea: time-shifting radio, i.e. TiVo for (car) radios.
- NPR fund-raising drives
- Commercial radio ads
- Repeating songs (e.g. to find out their names)
- Pausing and archiving interesting stories
- Catching radio programs that are on at inconvenient times.
You know, like TiVo, but for radio. In your car.
- Hurts commercial radio, more convenient than podcasts
Hurts NPR fund-raising. But, seriously, you can pay Sirius/XM the cost of a typical NPR annual donation and NPR with get no fundraising at all.
Please, someone. Do this.