San Diego -
upgraded all of its tabletop Internet radios to access a free cloud-based service that lets users record AM/FM talk-radio programs for later streaming.
The company said it's the first Internet radio supplier to offer the feature.
The radios come with a free
account, enabling consumers via PC to schedule cloud-based recordings of thousands of programs from hundreds of talk-show hosts from participating stations. The consumer's Grace radio is then able to stream the recorded programs over the Internet from DAR.fm's servers. Consumers can choose to record all future shows broadcast by a particular talk-show host. They can also contact DAR.fm to add the local airing of the talk show program.
Each cloud account includes storage for 70 hours of talk shows from such personalities as Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Dennis Miller, Jim Rome, and Mike & Mike in the Morning.
For computer users and smartphones, DAR.fm also streams time-shifted music broadcasts from hundreds of radio stations.
On the Grace radios, DAR.fm works like this: Users sign up online, log in, and search for a show they want to record. Once the DAR.fm service is enabled on a Grace Radio, users will find a DAR.fm category on the radio's menu.