Free College Radio Tuner for the iPhone

Posted by at 4:38 pm on February 2, 2009

College Radiio Tuner brings cutting edge stations to the iPhone and iPod Touch

Backbone Networks Corporation  today announced its College Radio Tuner application for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch is now available from the iTunes App Store. This free application showcases the growing IBS Student Radio Network, a collaborative effort between Backbone and the  Intercollegiate Broadcasting System.

The  College Radio Tuner  allows a worldwide mobile audience to find and listen to cutting edge, student-run Internet radio stations. It allows the user to scroll easily through a list of stations, find and click to play live internet radio right on the iPhone or iPod touch, whether connected via WiFi, 3G or Edge networks.

The College Radio Tuner automatically searches for and adds new stations as they become available. Initial release of the tuner includes a complement of twenty five participating IBS-SRN stations, with more joining every month. Among these initial participating stations are those affiliated with Oklahoma State University, Goucher College, and Methodist University.

In addition to streaming music and other audio to the iPhone, the College Radio Tuner also displays album or station image art, as well as embedded text listing artist, song title, album name, and other information The tuner also provides clickable links to the station’s web site, to the iTunes Store, where listeners can purchase and download the playing song, or to a call-in phone number that the iPhone automatically dials to facilitate listener interaction and talk radio segments.

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