New Model of WorldVibrations “Radio-Station-in-a-Box” Allows Users to Operate an Automated Radio Station and Create Podcasts Simultaneously
MILL VALLEY, Calif. — August 9, 2005 –WorldVibrations (www.worldvibrations.com) announced today that it has integrated podcasting into its WorldVibrations Radio Station, creating the first all-in-one broadcasting, streaming and podcasting appliance. The new WorldVibrations Radio Station & Podcaster (WVRS-P) is a professional-quality, studio-quiet device about the size of a VCR that allows users to develop, manage and operate a live or automated radio station over the internet, or over the air if properly licensed, while simultaneously producing and uploading individual podcasts.
The WVRS-P makes it easy for people with no previous radio experience to program and broadcast performances, sporting events, church services or town council meetings, even create a professional 24 hour a day music or information radio station while publishing on-demand podcasts at the same time.
Podcasting Integrated With Broadcasting
Users can capture live programming as it is broadcast on the WVRS-P for later podcasting or produce separate podcasts offline, integrating music, jingles and other material already stored on the unit while the radio station runs other content uninterrupted in automation-mode in the background. Once the podcast program is produced and edited, the WVRS automates the creation and uploading of the MP3s and XML pages needed to publish podcasts.
“The WorldVibrations Radio Station & Podcaster is a podcasting device for broadcasters and a broadcasting device for podcasters,” says Russell Johnson, president of WorldVibrations. “It enables internet and over the air broadcasters to easily podcast their programs and lets podcasters tie their podcasts together into their own continuous 24 hour radio station, scheduling and inserting promos, announcement, features, music and even commercials.”
WorldVibrations also announced it has agreed with Live365 to integrate the company’s broadcast tools and services into the unit to allow internet broadcasters, as an option, to get up and running on the popular internet radio service in minutes. The WVRS-P now offers custom file tagging and logging, which not only streams music information to various MP3, Ogg Vorbis and Windows Media players, but enables reasonably-priced, simplified music licensing through Live365.
The original WorldVibrations Radio Station, which began shipping in 2004, is now being used by schools, religious institutions, sporting organizations and independent broadcasters. It performs most of the functions of a radio station with the exception of transmitter, offering a live or fully automated “on-air” studio, offline voice tracking, program management, logging and streaming media encoding in a fanless low power consumption package. The WVRS-P can be managed remotely from anywhere in the world.
“Whether it is Podcasts or broadcast content voice is one of the fastest interests on the Internet,” said Rob Enderle principal analyst for the Enderle Group. “As hobbyists move to semi-professionals and semi-professionals grow to become professionals it only follows that tools that enable this transition will become more interesting, lower cost, and vastly more popular. The WorldVibrations Radio Station represents just such a product, on the forefront of a change that represents the maturing of Internet entertainment”.
The WorldVibrations “Radio Station & Podcaster” is available directly through the WorldVibrations web site (www.worldvibrations.com) and is available for US$2850.
For details please click here: http://www.worldvibrations.com/WVRSPodcaster.pdf
WorldVibrations’ mission is to empower new voices in media and advance the quality and affordability of media technology. Located in Mill Valley, California, WorldVibrations was founded by Russell Johnson, a 30-year veteran of broadcasting, journalism, media consulting and production for international clients. His personal radio station, Connected Traveler Radio: The Sound of the World” streams 24 hours a day using a WorldVibrations Radio station running in a corner of his office. Filled with unique music, recordings and interviews that Johnson has gathered while producing media in some 56 countries, listeners can tune in at www.connectedtraveler.com. WorldVibrations is a division of Travelmedia Communications.
Pat Meier Associates Public Relations