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On KJHK (KU's student-run radio station), they run a promo that says it was the first radio station to broadcast over the Internet. Is that true? I can't tell if they're kidding.

They're not kidding. "We were the first station to broadcast a live, continuous signal over the Internet," said Gary Hawke, general manager at KJHK. Others had tried and got some blips, but KJHK was the first to come up with a continuous signal.

The station's accomplishment, Hawke said, has been substantiated by the National Association of Broadcasters and mentioned in Rolling Stone and Sports Illustrated magazine.

The first day of continuous broadcast was Dec. 8, 1994, Hawke said.


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