buzz bishop future shop tech blogWhile one of the big steps with the release of the new iPod Nano this fall was to add a video camera to the unit, the other big push was the inclusion of a radio.

It almost seems like a backwards step in the evolution of the iPod. Many hail as the iPod as a harbinger for the death of radio. I mean, why would anyone listen to a radio station “playing what they want” when you can have your iPod plugged in with a personalized Genius Mix of your favourites?

The iPhone still doesn’t have a radio in it, but there are numerous radio apps to get streaming on your device. CBC, NPR, official radio station ones, bulk streaming. Some are only in the US iTunes store blocking you out of a long list of stations, but I’ve found a brililant global radio streaming app that will also double as a clock radio.

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