J-wave launched “brand new j”

One of Tokyo’s most recognized FM stations, J-WAVE (81.3mhz), launched the new streaming service called “brand new J” about a week ago.

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It is more or less the same with the conventional online streaming radios such as WBLS or KBLX of the US.  But I am not quite sure if this format  is in the right direction where online streaming radio business will eventually evolve into.  Probably not; virtually no collaboration / community building among listeners (yes, they got a poll though), no consumer generated contents.