Apple to push HD Radio boomboxes with iPod docks and iTunes tagging at Macworld Expo

“Apple plans a push for iTunes Tagging-ready, HD Radio-equipped boomboxes with iPod docks during the mid-January Macworld Expo event in San Francisco, California,” Charles Starrett reports for iLounge.

“Announced in September, iTunes Tagging is a new HD Radio feature designed to further boost iTunes sales by allowing listeners to ‘Tag’ the currently playing song, automatically adding its information to a ‘Tagged’ playlist on the connected iPod. When synced with a computer, the playlist appears in iTunes, making it easy to purchase tagged tracks from the iTunes Store,” Starrett reports.

“CBS Radio, Clear Channel, Cumulus, Cox, Entercom and Greater Media have all announced that they are in the process of installing iTunes Tagging technology,” Starrett reports.

More details in the full iLounge article here.


  1. Re: Clear Channel Management

    “Following the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York and The Pentagon, radio stations circulated a list of songs that were deemed inappropriate for broadcast during the time of national mourning following the attacks. A small list was initially generated by the Clear Channel office, though individual program directors added many of their own songs. A list containing about 150 songs was soon published on the Internet. The list was criticized and lampooned as an inept attempt at censorship, especially as some of the songs, such as “Imagine” by John Lennon, seemed wholly appropriate for mourning. Some critics suggested that Clear Channel’s political preferences played a part in the list. A number of songs were apparently placed on the list because they had specific words such as “plane”, “fly”, “burn,” and “falling” in their titles. Clear Channel denies that this was a list of banned songs, claiming it was a list of titles that should be played only after great thought. Songs that were played included Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin'” and Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World”.

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