Time spent listening to Internet radio stations measured by MeasureCast rose 2% in the week before the Librarian of Congress announced his final determination of the royalty rate Webcasters must pay copyright owners. “While the future is unclear for many Webcasters, there exists no doubt that more and more people are tuning in to Internet radio stations,” the company stated. The research firm also introduced a top-10 listing of Internet-only stations (those not simulcasting). ESPN Radio finished the week as the top-ranked Net-only station measured by the company, based on hours streamed. The Disney Webcaster streamed about 129,000 hours of sports talk to 35,074 people. Radioio was second, KNAC was third.
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