I just read a comment from a listener who uses a Roku device to listen to WBJC online, and I wondered how many of you out there have found creative new ways of listening to WBJC.
Several of my colleagues have posted about how they consume television, and I’m probably in the group of growing ‘cable-cutters’. I do not have cable or satellite TV, and just recently picked up a digital converter box so I could watch someone resurrect Dick Clark for New Year’s Eve. Truly, I *AM* a bit of a tech geek, I once hacked my TiVo… but I’ve been off of broadcast TV for awhile. I’ve been using the Roku box for a few years now and while I might not get to see live news happening, apparently I *can* listen to WBJC on my TV.
Many of these streaming devices have apps or channels that will route the WBJC live stream to you without a computer. Internet radios are a great example of this (Roku also makes one called SoundBridge) but any device that has a service called TuneIn can be used.
Many of you have iPhones, Droids or other variation on a theme of a smartphone and are familiar with Pandora or iHeart Radio apps, but TuneIn is one that is usual free, and has carried WBJC.com’s stream for a long time. When I get home tonight (after my yarn spinning group meet) I’m going to see if I can get this newly discovered set-up going.
And yes, that’s spinning yarn on spinning wheels. I’ve never picked up WBJC on one of those though! 😉Tags:luddite, tech, television