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The death march for Web radio

WOXY.com – considered to be the first station in the United States to move from terrestrial broadcast to online – announced that the station is shutting down due to “current economic realities and the lack of ongoing funding”. Community Impact – Southwest Austin (Tx) has more on this story.

I’m sure the recently increased webcasting rates had a big impact on WOXY.com closing down as the new rates are having a chilling effect on web radio: a Philadelphia radio station ceases its online stream; Last.fm charges users outside the United States, United Kingdom and Germany; Pandora charges users that listen over 40 hours; CBS radio block users outside of the U.S.