Q: Do I buy a separate radio receiver for each different radio station I listen to? A: No.
Question: Do I buy a separate radio receiver for each different radio station I listen to? Answer: No.
I don't think there are any radio sets on sale that are fixed-tuned-into one station.
So why should I have to download a different app for each station I want to listen to?
Sounds like Apple have taken a sensible stance here. An app for everything is becoming a bit ridiculous when many could simply work within mobile versions of websites in Safari.
I also have an ageing but trustworthy Nokia N82 - there is only one radio app - the Nokia Internet Radio Application for receiving thousands of stations. Having them all in one place makes searches for genres, keywords, by country possible, that couldn't be said with a separate app for each station.
As for profits, remember that is not only Apple's interest, it is the interests of Jim Barcus, the president of DJB Radio Apps in the article.
It's very easy to set up a .m3u stream to stream mp3 audio online for your station - I've set it up for one station, and Safari will pick this up just fine.