GameSpy Industries, the Costa Mesa-based entertainment portal with investment backing from Hollywood heavyweights Richard Wolpert and Michael Ovitz, will launch a sweeping online radio site that promises to be the world's largest Internet tuner.
RadioSpy (http://www.radiospy.com) allows a computer user to find a station--streaming in Real Audio, Windows Media Player or Shoutcast--by clicking on the genre of music he or she likes. Previously, users had to know where to find real-time streaming Internet stations, which do not always run around the clock. Though other sites offer similar search functions, analysts say no one has launched as broad an offering as GameSpy. The site, which includes a free plug-in for the MP3 player WinAmp, also offers daily music news updates and regular profiles of Internet DJs.