While it might not be obvious what this has to do with radio, read the following story. You can find the whole story here:
PORTLAND, Ore. – Preston Fosback's front yard has turned into an Internet sensation almost overnight.Thousands of people from all over the world are keeping an eye on the northeast Portland yard via the Internet.
This all started after a thief or thieves twice swiped Obama signs from their yard earlier this year. The 16-year-old and his mom decided to set up a video camera that would stream an image of the yard on the Web so that others could help them keep a round-the-clock lookout for the thief.
The teen didn't realize how popular the stream would become on www.ustream.tv.
"We had five viewers all of a sudden, and I thought, 'Wow, we might get 10 or 20 viewers on this thing' " the teen said. "By the end of the day, I had no idea it would get up to over 500 (viewers)."
People around the world are watching a front lawn in Portland, Oregon. (And if he has 500 viewers, that's a bigger audience than many major market HD stations.) The Portland lawn feed is just one of thousands of live feeds from traffic cams to beach cams, and even underwater cams.
Consider putting a camera in the studio and letting listeners watch while they listen to the station. Yes, it might seem boring to you, but the interest in web cams suggests that your listeners just might take a look from time to time.
Of course this doesn't work if you're voice tracking the station, but if you're old school and believe in using live jocks, then get the most out of them by putting them on a web cam.