Most mornings I make a cup of coffee and click on a few talk shows while I check my email. My listening patterns are routine. I start with Bill Bennett and Quinn and Rose to find out what’s going on. After reassurance that most things are in order, I click on Mancow. By this time it’s time to go to work.
Now, even though I reside in the largest media market in the world, these shows are unavailable to me locally. I find myself wanting to continue listening and lingering around my notebook when I should be on my way…
An idea is born:
We developed a mobi page called TalkStreamLive.mobi that is optimized to fit on your cell phone or PDA. Now I can continue listening to my choice of talk radio programming on my way to work –or whenever I’m on the go… and so can you, with a few upgrades.
Your cell phone or handheld device will need to have Windows mobile software. I bought the Motorola Q Smartphone. In addition to your voice plan, you will need a data plan (about $40). Check with your cell phone provider for capabilities options and costs. Streaming radio does not require too much bandwith, but it does run the phone’s battery. I plug in during my commute and have not had any issues during the rest of the day.
Having easy access to Talk Radio on my cell phone is a joy. Give it a try. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!