An ongoing growth happens to internet radio. According to up to date numbers by the Radio Advertising Bureau (see article below) internet radio revenues grew 28 % in January and 12 % in February, which is equal to a year by year growth of 17.5 %. These numbers are related to web radio and do confirm the trend reported at the article Internet Radio is growing, which contains numbers about other innovative formats like podcasting, too. Especially interesting to advertisers are the opportunities for local and interest based targeting.
This growth of internet radio becomes already obvious by new online radio sites, which often have innovative features. New services comprise comfortable feature for the global search of local radios by maps, the search for genres and real innovations like live searching within online radio streams. Some new radio services are introduced at the emedia blog article A new Internet Radio Generation.