A few GigaDial stats

URL: http://www.gigadial.net/
Creators: Andrew Grumet and Martijn Venrooy
Launched: November, 2004
Total number of requests served: ~1,350,000
Platform: OpenACS, AOLserver, PostgreSQL
Registered users: 355, steady average of about 60/month
Number of stations on the public dial: 321
Number of stations created yesterday/past 7 days/past 30 days: 2 / 11 / 84
Most popular station: Harold Gilchrist’s The Daily Podcast Feed (727 hits from 159 ip addresses on April 27, 2004)
Number of deleted spammer stations: 11
Number of episodes selected on the public dial: 4382
Number of episodes selected yesterday/past 7 days/past 30 days: 41 / 151 / 691
Donations: US $45 from 2 people (thank you)
Private/paid dials: 2

Wired: “The world’s first all-podcast radio station will be launched on May 16 by Infinity Broadcasting, the radio division of Viacom.” Pretty interesting. On the one hand the podcasters give up a lot of advantages in flowing their content through a central, regulated pipe. Podcast users lose the convenience they’re accustomed to, too. On the other hand, it might be an opportunity to promote podcasts or podcasting in general. It would be cool if podcasters a) retain the right to distribute the same content over both the internet and airwaves; b) are able to promote their feeds over the air; c) get a share of the ad revenue. I don’t know how that would fly with the Infinity people, but in any case I hope the podcasters get a fair shake.