Alan Cross has teamed with Astral Radio to program his own on-line radio station called Squish. As he wrote earlier today, the programming of Squish is is 100% his responsibility.
I'm very jealous. I've wanted to do something like this for quite some time, but I'm not Alan Cross. Luckily for us, Alan Cross is Alan Cross, and he's got a very cool thing brewing here.
I'm listening right now. So far, so good! I could see an on-line station like this getting a good chunk of my work day. At least when I'm not listening to Humble and Fred.
It's amazing how little of the radio I listen to each day is actually on the radio. I listen to CBC Radio One news in the shower, and this and that in the car, but at my work desk it's all web based now.
Give Squish a listen. It's a little tricky to find it. Go here and click on the graphic that reads "Listen to the V Streams". Then look for the Squish graphic down and to the right.
So far, I have two wishes for Squish:
- I wish the sound quality was better - it's not bad, but I share Neil Young's concerns
- I wish I could see the name and artist for the current song playing Scratch that - it's at the top of the page
Good job, Alan. Thanks Doug, for pointing me in the right direction.