What online streams do you listen to?
December 28, 2003 10:17 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for new radio stations to listen to - anyone care to share their online streams that they listen to? [more]
posted by theNonsuch to Media & Arts (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I use Public Radio Fan.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 10:19 AM on December 28, 2003

Response by poster: I really like the SomaFM stuff (all of it), and Radio Paradise isn't bad, and I'm pretty open to just about anything, with the exception of MOR or top 40 stuff.

Classical, oldies, jazz, alternative / indie, funk / R&B, old / alt country (no new country, though), eclectic, etc. - anything goes!
posted by theNonsuch at 10:19 AM on December 28, 2003

If you like SomaFM, you'll probably like Monkey Radio, if you haven't heard of it already.
posted by gd779 at 10:22 AM on December 28, 2003

The only two online radio stations I listen to are WFMU from New Jersey and KEXP [formerly KCMU] from Seattle. FMU is a weird mix of just about anything while KEXP varies but mostly carries lefty political programming weekend mornings and a mix of indie/college/alt.country the rest of the time with a few good evening shows that have electronica or other dj-based music. WMSE in Milwaukee is also really good but I haven't listened to it in quite a while. They had one of the best record sales I have erver been to.
posted by jessamyn at 10:30 AM on December 28, 2003

I also notice that KBCS has a stream now. I used to listen to them live in Seattle. They have a Hawaiian music show that really reminds you what independent radio is great for.
posted by jessamyn at 10:33 AM on December 28, 2003

radio k


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this looks cool too:

posted by specialk420 at 10:51 AM on December 28, 2003

Something for all tastes via the BBC.

I find myself listening to 6music for music, particularly Andrew Collins teatime show, and Five Live for news and stuff.

Ocassionally, BBC7 for comedy, though I run into too much ancient stuff from the 50's and 60's for my tastes.

And since I got Winamp5, I'm exploring all the shoutcast stations it provides, which is quite fun.
posted by Blue Stone at 11:08 AM on December 28, 2003

If your tastes veer anywhere near the alternative, then in my opinion you really can't do better than the legendary Solid Steel, or John "we're not worthy" Peel.
posted by nthdegx at 11:11 AM on December 28, 2003

"London's First Radio Art Station" - Resonance FM.
posted by Blue Stone at 11:29 AM on December 28, 2003

Mostly Classical and Otto's Baroque Musick. If these aren't doing it for me or if I feel like searching for new alternatives, I go hunting at Shoutcast.

I used to listen to Beethoven Radio, but they lost their MP3 stream provider; their choices are now either low-bandwidth streams or high bandwidth via a Real One subscription -- no thanks.
posted by pmurray63 at 1:47 PM on December 28, 2003

For what it is worth, I really like challenging sushi (live 365 link) and gaydar radio. Different stuff for different moods. I almost never hear anything I own, which is a plus.
posted by tcaleb at 2:01 PM on December 28, 2003

For something a little different - Whole Wheat Radio broadcasts from a shed in Alaska, with a mix of jazz, blues, and folk mainly. It's chill, they often do live broadcasts with a real DJ, and the web site has a cool interface where you can submit requests and chat with other listeners.
posted by Jimbob at 2:22 PM on December 28, 2003

I'm a fan of Radio Paradise. Reasonably eclectic rock and pop mix.
posted by bowline at 2:28 PM on December 28, 2003

Another shout-out for Whitesburg, KY's WMMT (posted previously here.)
posted by PrinceValium at 2:59 PM on December 28, 2003

i second the votes for WFMU and KEXP and throw in KALX for good measure.

here's an old metafilter thread on good streaming radio stations. some of the sites mentioned are gone, but a good number of them are still around.
posted by kathryn at 3:29 PM on December 28, 2003

I second the mention of the BBC's Music 6. It's really great, and not only that, the first day I listened to it I won a DVD by answering a trivia question via e-mail. ;) There just aren't that many stations that will play an obscure XTC track followed by Tone Loc followed by recent Radiohead followed by the Specials followed by a current hit followed by the Yardbirds... nice variety. If you hear a crap song it will most likely be followed by a great one.

If you like power pop (as in Beatlesque pop in the Posies, Jellyfish, Fountains of Wayne vein), may I recommend my own station, d23Radio?
posted by litlnemo at 3:59 PM on December 28, 2003

Here's a newer metafilter thread on good streaming radio stations.
posted by mookieproof at 4:02 PM on December 28, 2003

A couple of hours of the badgers is strangely hypnotic. You might also try Fluffertrax or Spamradio.

I play the Secret Agent feed from SomaFM during my lab sections. Drives the little darlings nutso.
posted by Wet Spot at 4:35 PM on December 28, 2003

kcrw.org, Southern California's best radio station, and possibly the best NPR station in America. Check out Metropolis with DJ Jason Bentley - that's my favorite show.
posted by gen at 5:35 PM on December 28, 2003

Response by poster: Beautiful! Thanks, everyone!
posted by theNonsuch at 6:40 PM on December 28, 2003

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