Podcasting is a service which
enables its users to automatically receive either audio or video files directly
to the computer of the user.
Radio 101 is offering this service free of
charge, whereby with a simple subscription one can receive the 7am Radio 101 news
directly to his/her computer. Together with this news bulletin, which is
normally available after 9am, one can also subscribe to receive the editorial
of the same Radio 101 news. From time to time, the subscriber can also receive
other audio files used during the news.
One should mention that this subscription can
be cancelled whenever the subscriber wants.
To subscribe to the podcasting
service, one must need an Internet connection and an appropriate software which
is able to receive podcasts. Such a program can be easily downloaded for free
from various Internet websites. The aim of this software is that of downloading
those programs which the individual subscribed to receive on his/her computer.
How can you subscribe to this
1. Download an appropriate software needed for
Such software can be downloaded for free from sites such as Juice, Doppler
2. Subscribe to the service.
This will normally depend according to the software that you have
downloaded. In the case of Juice, Doppler and any other podcast software used,
one must include the feed of the podcast wished to be received. The feed
is the address from where the software will check if any new programs are
In the case of iTunes, the subscription must be made from the iTunes
Podcast Directory. If the feed of the wanted program is not there, one must do
the above explained procedure.
The feed address to receive all the news from Radio
101 is: http://www.media.link.com.mt/pod.
should be copied in the podcasting software after the ‘Add' or ‘Subscribe'
button is activated.
3. The final thing left to do is that of
listening to the media file.
Every time a new audio file is added to the subscribed feed, the
software will automatically download it once it's operating. The media file can
be heard either on the computer itself or else by downloading it on an MP3