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Radioplayer's 'iPlayer for radio' launches today

Radioplayer is a hub for UK radio

Radioplayer has launched today in the UK, aiming to be a new hub for radio stations in the UK.

Delivering BBC, commercial and local stations, Radioplayer will combine live radio and on-demand content in one place.

A not-for-profit company founded by the BBC, Global Radio, Guardian Media Group, Absolute Radio and RadioCentre, Radioplayer has been dubbed both the Freeview and iPlayer of radio.

The online hub will offer 150 radio stations, with another 150 local and community stations poised to join the service in the coming weeks.

The service has a search option for finding live and on-demand broadcasts. Initially it will only work on devices that are capable of running Adobe's Flash platform.

A version capable of running on Apple devices is expected to follow shortly.

Head to the Radioplayer website for more information and to see the service in action.

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Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys playing records and cycling (not at the same time).