reci[-di?-]va –or: “who’s the bloke that keeps the list ?”
The idea is pretty obvious, really.
Raudio [ raudio.nl ] is one among thousands of streaming audio stations that are currently active. Many of these simply are an ‘internet mirror’ of FM/AM emissions; which are usually viewed as being the ‘original’. [If one considers the ‘fidelity’ of the signal – the ‘sound quality’ – this is a just claim … obviously the ‘fidelity’ of a mid-quality mp3 encoding will be mostly inferior to FM emission of the ‘not encoded’ recordings.] Others – like Raudio – use the streaming format to do some of the things that in the setting of ‘traditional radio’ were, or turned out to be – sometimes for good reasons, economical and/or practical – undo-able. For, what station other than a low-cost non-profit streaming audio station like Raudio, can afford to bring its listeners a 24 hour piece like Leif Inge’s ‘9 Beet Stretch’, unabridged, uninterrupted, un-commented, every day of every week of every month of the year … ? A web stream may just be … out there … sounding … continuously … maybe at times indeed not unlike that infamous tree falling in a wood … with no one around to hear it, I mean … Encoded as a web stream, the tree may just fall and fall and fall and fall, again and again and again and again … for whenever whoever that cares to tune in and listen.