Podcasting FAQ

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What is Podcasting?
Podcasting is a method of publishing files to the Internet, allowing users to subscribe to a feed and receive new files automatically by subscription.
How do I subscribe to the Podcast?
You will need to download and install Podcast subscription software to your computer.
Then copy and paste the URL for your podcast into the software.
We recommend using iTunes for your Podcast.
Setting up your Podcast in iTunes
1. Download iTunes to your computer (PC or Mac).
2. Install iTunes on your computer.
3. Once installed, open the iTunes player.
4. Click on this Podcast URL link. It should automatically link to iTunes and subscribe to the Podcast.
If it does not automatically open iTunes and subscribe your podcast:
1. Right-click on this link and select “Copy Link.”
2. Then go to iTunes and in the title bar menu, click “File”.
3. After the drop-down menu displays, click on “Subscribe to Podcast…”.
4. In the URL prompt box, paste the URL you copied (right click in the box and select paste).
5. Hit OK and you have successfully subscribed to your Podcast.
Once the Podcast initially updates, you can click on the triangle located next to the Podcast in iTunes, this will display the files available for download.
What is the advantage of Podcasting?
Subscribing to the Podcast allows you to listen to the program during the time and at a place most convenient for you. Even streaming may prove difficult because you have to be at your computer to listen to the program, which means you can’t listen to the program in your car, on the bus, on the train, or sometimes even at your office (system administrators sometimes restrict streaming audio because it eats up bandwidth).
Do I need an iPod to Podcast?
No, you do not need an iPod to Podcast or even use iTunes. All of the podcast files are encoded as mp3 files, the most universal format for listening on various devices. You can listen to each podcast using almost any computer application: iTunes Windows Media Player, Real Audio Player, WinAmp, and many others. If you like, you can burn the files to a CD so you can listen in your car or at home on your stereo. You can also transfer these files to any portable media device like the iPod or other mp3 players – and now even mobile phones.
What are the Terms of Use?
The WestwoodOne.com feeds in the podcast format are provided free of charge for use by individuals for personal, non-commercial uses. Affiliate stations are not permitted to use WestwoodOne.com audio/podcasts without obtaining permission first. Any podcasts or audio associated with a premium or pay-wall site may not be redistributed. Podcast audio may not be altered or edited, including but not limited to removing commercials.We reserve all rights in and to the WestwoodOne.com logo, and your right to use the westwoodone.com logo is limited to providing attribution in connection with these RSS feeds.

By using the WestwoodOne.com podcast feeds, you agree to be bound by the WestwoodOne.com Terms and Conditions. Westwoodone.com reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use and the Terms of Service referenced above from time to time and without notice.

Westwoodone.com reserves the right to cease offering these feeds at any time or require you to cease distributing these feeds at any time for any reason.