San Diego-based DAR.fm — often described as the DVR for radio — has launched a new app that allows users to download their favorite Talk radio and other shows automatically to Android and iOS devices, and on PC’s for on-demand listening. Some 20,000 shows from more than 5,000 AM and FM radio stations are already cataloged at DAR.fm, all available to record for personal playback on the DAR.fm website. Beginning today, the new free apps will give users the ability to download those recordings directly to their smartphone for playback whenever and wherever the user chooses. The shows are downloaded as MP3 files, making them playable on any modern phone or tablet device. ”Radio is too rigid and still forces listeners to adapt to the broadcaster’s schedule.” says DAR.fm CEO, Michael Robertson (pictured). ”Now with MP3 downloads directly to smartphones, the latest broadcast is always a click away on that commute or for exercise time. Pandora is showing that 70% of music listening is mobile so its logical to assume that Talk radio will be the same — and now it’s practical.” Get more details on the new apps and the DAR.fm service HERE.