Turnstyle on Tuesday, Jun. 26th
Dar.fm is trying to build its inventory of radio programs, but at last check the company claims that it’s racked up 20,000 programs that can be “recorded” for listening later.
Much like television DVRs, the service allows users to schedule daily or weekly recording of shows. The programs from AM and FM stations can be downloaded to iOS and Android devices as MP3s via Dar.fm’s app.
The company cites a Pandora stat that 70 percent of music listening is mobile, asserting that it’s a harbinger of a shift in talk radio listening, too.
Of course, many of these programs (like NPR’s) are available on network and station websites. Dar.fm claims that only four of the top twenty radio programs are currently available for podcast. But if you’re a radio junkie, you can’t knock the convenience factor of being able to consolidate your listening across commercial and public networks in one place.