Another Sign of How Your Car Radio Is Changing

Actually, it’s been ridiculous to call that thing your dashboard a “car radio” for  years because with each passing week, it’s becoming less and less of a radio–at least in the traditional sense.

TuneIn, a universal portal to the world of online radio streams, has been busy striking partnerships within the auto industry.  This week, GM announced it will begin integrating TuneIn with its MyLink Radio units found in the Chevy Spark.  And no subscriptions required.

Is this the challenge that satellite radio has been dreading? And what does this mean for local radio?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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