i believe this song is still played at the end of Champaine’s Quiet Storm II on 107.5 WBLS in NY, as her ex-boss, the late, Frankie Crocker did when he was still on the show. Just found it in youtube. (sorry if the content won’t be available by the time you will read it now.)
One of Tokyo’s most recognized FM stations, J-WAVE (81.3mhz), launched the new streaming service called “brand new J” about a week ago.
It is more or less the same with the conventional online streaming radios such as WBLS or KBLX of the US. But I am not quite sure if this format is in the right direction where online streaming radio business will eventually evolve into. Probably not; virtually no collaboration / community building among listeners (yes, they got a poll though), no consumer generated contents.
I like Quiet Storm (QS) at WBLS very much. It is played 7:00pm NY, that means 8 am in Tokyo, but I am not really in the QS mood in the morning. When I am in the QS mode at night in Tokyo, they feature Steve Harvey which is fine but not so suitable to listen at night. Then I’ve found the WBLS sister station, KBLX of San Francisco, that plays QS all the time. It can, in effect, capture QS listeners online of any time zones across the globe. That is nice. That leads me to think the long tail curve for the quiet storm listeners something like:
At this point, I’d bet there are very few people listening online and their revenue depends purely on local advertising and no business model is yet established for online streaming program. However, as more and more listeners will shift from offline radio to online and the competition will intensified, I hope the new form or style of online radio programs will emerge.