But, perhaps they're trying to change their image a little. They're now promoting their radio service, which ain't half bad. I found out about it because I'm a BzzAgent (that's a whole different post! Check out the link, then come back and ask me about it!), and now I'm sharing the info with you.
3 Things I like about aol.ca/radio
- Three dedicated blues stations (acoustic, electric, and 'all blues') in the (supposedly) 170+ stations
- No commercials
- Haven't had any repeats yet
3 Things I don't like (aol people, please pay attention)
- It opens every time with the "1-Hit Wonders" station. How irritating is that?!?
- If I want to save my settings (like, so it doesn't open with the irritating station), I have to have an account. I don't want yet another account...
- When I first 'turned it on', it started putting a program on my computer, without asking. How did they by-pass my settings? Oh, my Firefox wouldn't let it happen, but normally I'm asked...right?
- Good basic info about the song, without going anywhere else (although, clicking on the links will take you to Aols' Puretracks store...a little undependable, checked it out twice, and once it timed out...that's 50% timeout so far, about as good as Napster)
- Can't really compare it to the other listen'n'buy services. I haven't used itunes radio in ages...found it a bit undependable (and they mixed blues & jazz together). Napster is just irritating, had a 3-month 'subscription' -- essentially renting the music...but they don't really explain that until you're committed. (ARGH.)
- Here's a bit of the interface: