Livio & NPR Team Up on the Wi-Fi Radio Front

Livio & NPR Team Up on the Wi-Fi Radio Front

Anthony Nguyen
Oct 20, 2009

National Public Radio fan, are you? We don't blame you. Those guys on Car Talk sure know how to spin a bad situation into a good one. Kind of like turning Livio's dedicated streaming Pandora box into one solely dedicated to NPR's 1,000 stations
(plus any of the other 16,000 internet radio stations out there)...

We find Livio's concept of "less is more" philosophy quite fascinating. Instead of tagging on an NPR button to its existing Pandora Radio, simply shifted to creating one made solely to NPR listeners. Surely this goes against everything us mediaphiles feel about streaming technology, but one can argue it'll be a great gift for your grandmother who loves NPR but claims to break anything with a keyboard attached to it.

"The backbone of The NPR Radio is the NPR menu, which is programmed by NPR and aggregates all of the company's content into a single menu, so you can easily find the NPR station you're looking for without having to know the station's call letters. Bringing up the menu is as easy as hitting the NPR button on the front panel and your saved stations pop up when you hit My NPR. You'll also have the ability to stream NPR podcasts, which is nice if you prefer on-demand listening rather than tuning in at a specific time."

The NPR Radio will put you back $200, though you can purchase it from the NPR folks themselves and feel like you're both supporting a good cause and getting sweet technology while you're at it. Plus, who can argue against the the warm and fuzzy feeling of giving?

[Via Cnet]

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