The FM Radio in Your Smartphone. (Yes, It’s There. You Just Don’t Know It.)

Just about every single smartphone has a chip capable of received over-the-air FM broadcasts. The problem is that wireless carriers leave this chip dormant. After all, why give someone music/information/entertainment for free when you can charge them crazy amounts for data. Check out this Global News story on the subject.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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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