Inside Music #12 – Tom Cheney (Founder Of idobi Radio)

Hello, everyone! We promised you last week that our podcast would be returning to its once a week release schedule, and today we’re excited to share with you the 12th episode of INSIDE MUSIC. This particular recording was created earlier today, December 16, so the news and information included is as timely as possible. If you would like to subscribe to this show, or browse our archives, you can do so on iTunes.

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idobi Radio has been the go-to online station for alternative music fans since its launch in 1999. It’s one of the few websites active today that can honestly say it existed before the service it provides was a hot commodity in the digital space, and through hard work it has remained one of the premiere online radio stations while countless competitors have fallen by the wayside. We love the station, as well as the many shows it hosts, but recently we realized we knew almost nothing about the person who first brought the site to life. 

On this episode of Inside Music, idobi Radio founder Tom Cheney stops by to speak with host James Shotwell about his career, the early days of internet radio, and the many big plans he has for idobi’s future. It’s a great conversation about all things digital, and it includes a number of exclusive details about the company that you can only find on this show. You can stream and download the podcast, in full, below.

The music you hear in the intro to ‘Inside Music’ is provided by San Diego, California folk punk group Sledding with Tigers. You can learn more about their work on their official website.

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James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company's podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.