Radical.fm, which launched its iPhone and Android app yesterday promising “radio re-defined”. It’s a bit Pandora in a personal-radio sense, but with a bigger 25m-song catalogue – including the likes of the Beatles and AC/DC – and a slider-bar system for users to edit which genres are included in the station they’re currently streaming. Users can also create their own playlist-like stations to add to the service. “While competitors were founded by technicians or musicians who wanted to bring music into the digital era, Radical was conceived by seasoned FM radio professionals who know that humans are better than algorithms at choosing your favorite songs,” says CEO Thomas McAlevey. The new app is the latest incarnation of Radical.fm, which we first wrote about two years ago as a Spotify-meets-Pandora-meets-
Turntable startup (Bulletin, 16-Nov-11). The new app is proving popular: a message on Radical.fm‘s website currently warns that the company’s servers are overloaded, enforcing temporary restrictions on some users.