Radio Goes To Video18 Jan, 2006 By: Jessica Wolf
Enthusiasts of Apple's iPod have another lineup of video programming to add to the growing catalog available for the portable device, and this time it's free.
Jan. 10, Los Angeles-based listener-supported radio station KCRW launched free video podcasts from its popular “Morning Becomes Eclectic” program hosted by Nic Harcourt.
The video podcasts feature live in-studio performances from the show's signature slate of independent, unsigned and select established bands.
The first video podcasts made available from iTunes, AOL Music and KCRW.com are performances by Kate Earl (recorded and originally broadcast Sept. 27, 2005) and Si S? (recorded and originally broadcast June 28, 2005).
Jan. 23, KCRW will post the video podcast of the Arctic Monkeys live session (recorded and originally broadcast Nov. 19, 2005). Each “Morning Becomes Eclectic” podcast will be available for a two-week window.
KCRW began offering audio podcasts of “Morning Becomes Eclectic” live sessions in August 2005, with the unsigned Los Angeles band Goldspot.