CompuServe has launched its foray into the world of Internet "radio." CompuServe Interactive Radio will use RealAudio to deliver its talk shows. The first offering will be "Stein Online" featuring Net-chat personality Eliot Stein, to be streamed every weekday. The service will be free to anyone, but there will be related forums for CompuServe members.

The first week of broadcasts sets a familiar Web tone, mixing the celebrity reminiscences of John Lennon's personal assistant with conspiracy theorists investigating UFOs and the JFK assassination.

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