Those days of course are gone.
But I still get the same experience from internet radio... at least for now.
To make the story short, internet radio's royalty costs have been raised between 300 to 1200%. These outrageous rates will kill internet radio.
But there is hope...
The future of Internet radio is in immediate danger. Royalty rates for webcasters have been drastically increased by a recent ruling and are due to go into effect on May 15 (retroactive to Jan 1, 2006!). If the increased rates remain unchanged, the majority of webcasters will go bankrupt and silent on this date. Internet radio needs your help! H.R. 2060, The Internet Radio Equality Act was introduced by Representatives Jay Inslee (D-WA) and Donald Manzullo (R-IL ) to save the Internet radio industry. Please call your congressperson to ask them to co-sponsor H.R. 2060
So please head over to Savenetradio.org and join the fight to keep internet radio alive.