College and High School Internet Radio Stations Get DVR Type Functionality

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Backbone Partners with DAR.fm To Bring Time Shifting To Campus Stations for the IBS Student Radio Network

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"Young people’s voices and views often offer a unique perspective and technology can bring them to a bigger audience." says DAR.fm CEO Michael Robertson

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The largest network of college and high school radio stations is now recordable for anytime listening. Backbone Networks Corporation announced that through the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System’s Student Radio Network by Backbone (IBS-SRN) and the DAR.fm personal recording service, sporting events, news and other community focused programs can be captured and then played back at a convenient time for listeners on PCs, smartphones or tablets making it accessible to a wider audience.

Similar to how a DVR works with television programming listeners can schedule any show to be recorded using any phone or PC. Unlike a DVR no hardware is required since recording is performed entirely in the cloud. Once recorded shows can be played back on tablets, iPhone, Android and PCs complete with fast-forward and rewind capability. As Bloomberg BusinessWeek described, DAR.fm enables users to search through the programming schedules of over 10,000 music and talk-radio stations around the country and schedule the site to record up to four hours of any broadcast.

"With a world-wide audience and the extended Simmons community spread around the globe, this is a great service for many who want to listen to certain programming but their location prevents them from doing so", said Len Mailloux, Faculty General Manager of Simmons College Radio. Mailloux added, "I expect that we'll see a measurable jump in listeners as a result of Dar.fm."

“Young people’s voices and views often offer a unique perspective and technology can bring them to a bigger audience.” says DAR.fm CEO Michael Robertson. “Now every college radio show is available near-demand.”

The unique voice and programming from college and high school radio can now be heard worldwide at a time convenient for them. This new functionality is available immediately for all IBS Student Radio Network stations which are now automatically listed in the DAR.fm station directory.

“While campus programming is often locally focused the interest audience is not always local and often spans time zones.” notes Richard Cerny, CEO of Backbone Networks Corporation. “Adding recording ability helps stations get their programming out to students, alumni, administration and community members at a time convenient for them no matter where they are in the world.”

To learn more about the IBS Student Radio Network visit our website or search for our member stations on DAR.fm.

About Backbone Networks Corporation
Day in and day out Backbone Networks delivers “Internet Radio Simplified” to networks and stations. Using only “A Mac® and a mic”™ the company's unique cloud-based infrastructure enables easy live remote broadcasts, peer sharing among affiliated stations, automatic delivery of syndicated content and intuitive automation.

About DAR.fm
DAR.fm is a personal recording service making radio programming recordable. and available for listening anywhere. Contact michael(at)DAR(dot)fm

About the IBS-Student Radio Network
Backbone Networks operates the IBS Student Radio Network, a joint effort with the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, a trusted resource for college radio, TV, webcasting and high school radio for over 70 years with more than 1,000 members in the USA. It’s the first true Internet radio network, one where college, university and high school student radio stations can share one another’s contributed content, as well as syndicated third party music and material. IBS-SRN member stations participate in the annual IBS Palooza nationwide Internet music festival, as well as other network-wide events, including a national and several regional IBS radio conferences.

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Backbone Networks Corporation
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