Broadcast & Satellite

Michael Robertson Launches UberStations, Takes On TuneIn

image from www.sunsetcp.com.auDigital music serial entrepreneur Michael Roberston today launched UberStations. Robertson previous projects included MP3.com and MP3Tunes, as well as the still active DAR.fm, a DVR for radio. UberStations monitors thousands of music and talk radio stations in real-time and users can see what
songs are playing on stations in their area.

For talk stations users see what shows
are playing. By default users are shown stations in their local region, but
they can also search for stations in other areas and monitor what is playing in
those areas.

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Clicking a station
plays the stream in a web browser. In what Robertson says is an industry first, both MP3 and AAC
stations stream directly into the browser using HTML5 with a Flash fallback
providing a universal player for all popular radio stations. UberStations' recommendation engine scans thousands of stations to suggest streams with similar programming.   

image from 0.tqn.com"Remember when
you had to scan through each TV channel to find something to listen to because
there was no interactive guide? That's how radio still is today, but
UberStations changes that," says Michael Robertson. 

A First Look

image from channpardesi.comA quick self-tour of UberStations found the site still a little buggy (some streams did not load) and missing my favorite local station (eclectic AAA/Americana hybrid, 101.5 The Music Place), but it was oddly satisfying to know what I'd be hearing across the dial before I hit play.  

Competitor TuneIn offers a somewhat slicker design and user experience, but lacks several of UberStations key features.

Here is Roberston's quick video tour of the site:

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  1. Don’t worry, if you wait a week or two this bad idea will fall apart like all of Michael’s other ideas. Go find a MP3tunes customer who was paying for the service. Ask them how they got treated. Robertson is a snake oil salesman who’s trying to screw people out of their money. His products suck. His companies suck. Stay away.

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