Radio Sure – Free Internet Radio Player

Posted on April 2, 2011. Filed under: MP3, Music, Music - trying out, Sound | Tags: , , , |

Radio Sure is a Free Internet Radio Player.  Over 12,000 sources of radio!

Recommended by HowToGeek.  Free and pay versions.

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Screamer Radio

Posted on June 22, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, MP3, Music, Music - trying out, Sound | Tags: , , , , |

[updated 2009.7.2]
Screamer Radio “is a freeware Internet Radio player for Microsoft Windows.”

  • It’s easy to use
  • It’s not bloated
  • It’s ad free
  • It has no spyware
  • It has a huge database of radio stations
  • It has a cool peak meter 😉
  • You can easily record what you’re listening to
  • You can hide it in the system tray
  • You can play back on multiple soundcards
  • .. and it’s free!

Pick a radio station (now this is really impressive — I didn’t know most of these even existed!).  Tune in, turn on, and listen.

Note: some of these stations listed have broken links.  Keep trying and some of them will work.

Didn’t find the station you wanted on the furnished list?  Here’s a possible way to include it:

Open the File drop-down menu, select Manually Edit Favorites and look at the list of possible stations you’ve already selected.

The easiest method is to copy one of the entries to a new line, and then edit it to match.

Example: I found in my Favorites:

<Station title=”Mellesleg.FM – Soundtracks (192 kbps)” url=”http://www.mellesleg.fm/”&gt;
<Source>http://195.228.254.168:8070/</Source&gt;
</Station>

Note: the “Soundtracks” actually read something non-English (“Foado”), so I edited that first to something that meant more to linguistically-challenged me.

Now the lists didn’t include every station from Mellesleg, so I wanted to add others that looked interesting.

I copied the existing entry to the next section.  With Screamer open, I clicked on the link to that group of stations, and found another I liked, which wasn’t on the lists provided with Screamer.  When I clicked on the new station, I got the IP address for it shown (in Firefox) which was 195.228.254.168:8120, which differed from the first one only in the section after the colon:

<Station title=”Mellesleg.FM – Musicals (192 kbps)” url=”http://www.mellesleg.fm/”&gt;
<Source>http://195.228.254.168:8120/</Source>
</Station>

So I edited the change, made it into “Musicals” and I had a new entry in my Favorites.  Saved the file, and used Screamer to change to the new Favorite channel.

The same principle applies to other channel addresses — especially if you already have another one from that station.  If not, see if you can get the IP address and work out your own custom link.

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SomaFM internet radio station

Posted on September 8, 2008. Filed under: MP3, Music, Music - trying out | Tags: , , , , , , , |

SomaFM is an Internet radio station with a varied approach.

Pick a type of music from the many listed forms, select the quality you want, see what’s playing at the moment.

Everything from Boot Liquor for country/western lovers, to the jazz of Sonic Universe, to Secret Agent and even Doomed.

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Pick a station, any station….

Posted on April 20, 2008. Filed under: MP3, Music, Music - trying out, Sound | Tags: , , , , , , |

TUN3R.com has an interesting method of connecting you to web radio stations….

You slide the orange needle around, or click on one of the innumberable graphics, and find all sorts of broadcasts.

Who knew there was a station called “Secret Agent: The soundtrack for your stylish, mysterious, dangerous life. For Spys and P.I.’s too!” or “Radio Zs – The Hungarian Jewish Radio” or all these others?

If you can’t find something here to listen to, you’re not trying!

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MeeMix internet radio

Posted on January 29, 2008. Filed under: Music, Music - trying out, Twitter | Tags: , , , , , |

MeeMix is a new Internet radio site, similar to Pandora.

  • Create dynamic play lists (Mee stations) using only artist name or favorite song title.
  • Customize stations further by using ‘mood’ (relax < — > party) and ’surprise me’ sliders.
  • Broadcast and share your stations with friends.
  • Rate playing tunes (from -6 to +6 ) to improve music recommendations.
  • Create and save as many music stations as you want.
  • Browse stations created by other users: by genre (Rock/Pop, Alternative, HpHop/ R&B, Metal and Country/Folk), by popularity, Top 100, etc.
  • Do you have a Twitter account? Twitt currently playing songs to your profile.
  • Totally free and legal.

Recommended by Clif Notes Newsletter.

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