Old Time Radio Shows: http://www.radiolovers.com/
This site is all about old radio shows. You can
listen to great comedy teams like Abbott and Costello or listen
to a mystery solved by Ellery Queen. Some shows have multiple episodes.
All shows are free.
Radio on the Internet: http://www.freepint.com/issues/170403.htm#tips
Live 365: http://www.live365.com/
Ever dreamed of hosting your own radio show? Not
only is Live 365 is a directory of thousands of Internet-only radio stations,
it also includes tools for and tutorials on producing your own streaming
radio station. Other excellent tutorials found in the Help section include
an introduction to streaming players ("How to Listen") and a
streaming audio glossary ("Bitrate: For audio broadcasts, a higher
bitrate typically means better audio quality.")
Radio-Locator is the place to find radio stations
you listen to in the car, or to search for international stations. It
is a comprehensive database of 10,000 radio stations, a quarter of which
offer Internet audio streams. You can search by call letters, zip code,
city, format (such as jazz or K-12) or country. Internet-only stations
are not included in the Radio-Locator directory.
Yahoo! LAUNCHcast: http://new.music.yahoo.com/launchcast/
Yahoo!'s LAUNCHcast not only hosts three dozen
pre-programmed radio stations, but also lets you create a custom radio
station with songs and genres you select and rate. Because of licensing
considerations, you can't completely control how often individual songs
are played , but your ratings do contribute to the overall mix of songs.
To create your station, login using your existing Yahoo! username (or
register a new one), and follow the on-screen instructions titled "Make
Your Own Radio Station."
Streaming technologies have
transformed online audio since the days when you had to wait patiently
while downloading a few-seconds-long WAV file. today, a wide selection
of live radio stations in is available. These range from the station
that your neighbor is running from her living room to commercial radio
stations. And with ever-improving technologies, streming audio now
offers better sound quality and more accessibility. With a few clicks,
you can catch the latest British football scores, hear the Montreux Jazz
Festival, or start your own radio station without ever leaving the warm
glow of monitor.
Travel the World
Thousands ofWeb sites have
popped up that are broadcasting streaming music over the Web. but
finding a station that fits our tastes can be hit or miss. Internet
radio stations boast some real advantages over traditional radio, such
as commercial-free and DJ-free music. Check out ChannelSeek:
http://channelseek.com, a multimedia
hub that high-lights online-accessible events and directs you to an array
of sites and stations.
Of course, traditional radio stations aren't missing out on theis wave.
Stations around the world are expanding their audiences by streaming
their broadcast signals over the Internet. If you can't bear another
day of listening to the local morning show, vTuner: www.vtuner.com is the site for you. this data base of online-enabled radio stations
lets you search by genre or geographical location. vTuner also rates
the quiality of each station and provides direct links.
Hear The News
Like traditional radio, Internet radio spans moremore tahn musical genres.
In fact, using the Internet to broadcast news makes it easy to access
live or on demand news reports from around the world. National Public
Radio www.npr.org, for instance, posts
hourly news reports that you can access at your convenience. Internet
newscasts also offer a global perspective that local radio stations can't.
Recognizing this, NPR launced tha World Radio Network: www.wrn.org to deliver live news from around the world 24 hours a day.
Similarly, C-Span: http://www.c-span.org/Watch/C-SPAN_wm.aspx
broadcasts many of its segments, as well as C-SPAN Radio 90, via the Internet.
Be The DJ
Starting your own staion
is a lot easier -- and cheaper -- than ou might expect. For delivering
live broadcast in RealMedia format, Real Networks offer the Basic Server
which supports as many as 25 simultaneous listeners, for free. Once
you gain some popularity, howevder, you have to step up to one of the
commercially available packages to accommadate more users.
Blip.fm: http://blip.fm/ lets you create an Internet radio station to share with friends (and the whole world.) Blip is a single music track accompanied by a short text message. Blip.fm is a Twitter-like social network that allows you to follow other DJ's with similar music tastes, and to see what sounds your friends are listening to. With good integration between Blip.fm and Twitter, FriendFeed and Ping.fm, Blip.fm is also a way to integrate music with your existing social media activities such as Facebook or MySpace
on-demand content, RealProducer G2: www.real.com/products/tools/producer/index.html
is also a free download.
Last.fm is a personalized streaming radio station, with a playlist based on any artist or genre you choose, as well as a music recommendation engine connected to your computer and iPod. "Last.fm turns what millions of people listen to into the perfect mix for you." After downloading their Scrobbler software (for Windows, Mac or Linux), Last.fm will "scrobble" any song you listen to on your computer or iPod, and automatically add it to your Last.fm profile. The more music you "scrobble," the more accurate your recommendations.
Pandora: http://www.pandora.com/#/stations/create/ is a recommendation engine that is based on their Music Genome Project, and works a little differently than other Internet music discovery sites. Built around a collection of hundreds of musical attributes (or "genes"), they "capture the unique and magical musical identity of a song - everything from melody, harmony and rhythm, to instrumentation, orchestration, arrangement, lyrics, and of course the rich world of singing and vocal harmony." You can enjoy the results by creating a streaming radio station based on an artist or song, or listening to stations created by others.
Shoutcast: www.shoutcast.com, another
free product, integrates with Winamp to turn your computer into an Internet
broadcast system. While running server software, you can play MP3
files with Winamp. Other Winamp users on the Internet can then turn
in and listen to whatever you're playing. The Shoutcast site acts
as a portal, providing links to all of the servers tat are currently running
and listing statistics, such as how many listeners each server has.