Pirate Radio App Turns Your iPhone Into A Transmitter

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Social radio app wahwah.fm lets people create their own stations with the music on their iPhones, turning everyone’s device into a transmitter like a modern day version of pirate radio. The app launched last week in , and before the end of the year it will be available in the U.S., the UK and France, and Android users will also get their own version, followed by one for the Windows Phone. Philipp Eibach told GigaOM:

We definitely want to go worldwide as soon as possible. Taking the -licensing approach makes it easier to bring it to other countries ““ you don’t have to negotiate with each label for each country.


wahwah.fm, lets users create their own radio stations, providing there is a match in music provider 7digital”˜s large catalogue. They can also listen to other people’s stations, message them, and list their as Facebook events.

and music retailers are offered their own stations and have the chance to target users in specific locations when new albums are released. More location-based is planned for the future, along with the ability for users to stream their own , and in-app purchases allowing them to customize their stations and send push notifications.


Photo by Jonas Forth

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