The Public Radio Tuner
It's name could be The Public Radio Tuner.
It’s an icon in the system tray of the computer’s desktop. As soon as you click it, it starts playing your favorite public radio station via the web. Just one click and you get sound. Just like turning on a radio.
Some extra features. Roll the mouse over the icon and it shows the tuner, which has presets for additional public radio streams, a button to access your podcast downloads, and a link to the station web site.
And those little balloons that remind you that you have software upgrades? They can be used to send alerts to listeners. Your newscast is ready. Fresh Air is on now. There’s a dollar-for-dollar match going on right now.
An on-line radio tuner isn’t a particularly new idea. The idea here is that public radio could, and should, own the space.