Now get Tivo-like functionality for radio.Replay Radio – Internet Radio Recorder is a piece of software that lets use schedule and recorde internet radio broadcasts. You can save in a variety of formats and it will, if you want, automatically burn a CD for you to listen to in the car. You can also x-fer the files to an iPaq or iPod to listen as well.

The other piece of the puzzle is Radio Wizard. This software lets you do all the immediate time-shifting functions. Pause, rewind, etc. Used in conjunction with Replay Radio and you’re close to a Tivo for radio.

One big downside is that this is for internet broadcasts only, so if your favorite station or show isn’t on the net, you can’t record it. Second, I’m not sure how well these two pieces integrate. I’m looking for a piece of hardware, preferably with a large hard drive in it, that I can hook into my stereo or car radio, that lets me record and shift over the air radio. That would be cool. Make it portable so you can take it with you and listen else where, and allow people to upload their files to their PCs for burning to CDs. Heck, do that for Tivo as well….

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