FM radio station uses iPod as backup

MacCentral reports a story about FM radio station WFMU in the New York/New Jersey area using an iPod as a backup solution when weather knocks out their satellite feed.

“Station manager Ken Freedman installed a 5GB iPod at the transmitter in Mount Hope to cope with the inevitable loss of the satellite feed during the thunderstorm season. By using a phone to dial in to a remote control unit at the transmitter site, station staff can switch to the iPod instead of satellite audio. The Apple device is set on continuous random play from a playlist containing the extensive collection of “Live at WFMU” CDs (live music recorded at the radio station’s studios).”

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