Free internet radio service Radical.fm has launched Radcasting, a social music sharing experience that lets users broadcast tunes and chat with listeners on their own personal station.
Curators can let friends know they’re ‘on the air’ via Facebook and Twitter, and queue up tunes to share with them, while receiving feedback on a live chat. Listeners can add songs they like to their own stations.
CEO Thomas McAlevey says, “Radical combines the sense of community of old-school FM radio with the personalization made possible by the Internet to deliver a perfectly synchronous music sharing and discovery experience.
RadCasting opens up some interesting possibilities: A bunch of friends can create a giant speaker by tuning all their phones to a common station, and couples can enjoy their favorite songs in real-time even if they’re miles apart.
While the new feature set is easy to learn and fun to play with, it’s worth noting that similar services like Turntable.fm and Plug.dj struggled to stay afloat for very long— the latter closed down only last week.