Read for free: Will the internet kill the radio star?http://on.ft.com/1gXHbs7Only two months have passed since Apple’s iTunes Radio launched in the US but already 20m people have listened to the service, which plays songs selected by a computer algorithm rather than a DJ. Yet others say these services lack the human touch. As one radio industry veteran puts it: “A list of songs produced by a computer program is not radio. Radio is something that gives you companionship, it surprises you, it gives you news.” View Larger

Read for free: Will the internet kill the radio star?http://on.ft.com/1gXHbs7

Only two months have passed since Apple’s iTunes Radio launched in the US but already 20m people have listened to the service, which plays songs selected by a computer algorithm rather than a DJ. 

Yet others say these services lack the human touch. As one radio industry veteran puts it: “A list of songs produced by a computer program is not radio. Radio is something that gives you companionship, it surprises you, it gives you news.”



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    "Lacks the human touch" A lot of what is played on the radio already comes from a playlist determined by focus groups...
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