Internet Radio

As a modern internet person, I’ve more or less stopped listening to the regular radio. This is not for any particular reason more than a serious lack of interesting content… But we do have internet radio! Now, with the advent of podcasts, the allure of internet radio might have diminished somewhat, but none the less, it is still around. Now, in this post I am not intending to address the problems, nor the free services you can get via SHOUTcast or iTunes, the independent channels, such as Pagan Radio Network, nor paid-for services like Live365.com. No, today’s subject is AOL Radio.

Now, before you object and rant about the staidness of AOL, hear me out. AOL Radio contains over 200 free radio channels with really very little commercial breaks. These can be accessed either via their web-client or through their app. It seems though that they are meaning to get rid of the app over time, which is to bad, since it is really nifty. It still available here though.

Now, all you have to do is get you self a free AOL/AIM screen name, enter the info and off you go! Hours and hours of free, streaming music, fun, talks, news etc. I have no problem with streaming via my 2 Mbit/s connection, so it should work well even on slower connections. So go on, it will cost you nothing but a dent in your pride at being associated with AOL. But you know, if it weren’t for the name, AOL could be really cool. Actually…

May your downstream never faulter!

Thobias

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Pedro on May 8, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    I love listening to radios through internet and I tried several web sites to do so (shoutcast, AOL, ..) but the best I found was Radiobeta ( http://www.radiobeta.com )
    Many radios from all the world, No need to download anything. Highly recommended for radios lovers.

    Reply

  2. Posted by Tobias on May 9, 2008 at 7:53 am

    Thanks Pedro, I haven’t seen that one. I’ll definatley check it out.

    Be good, stay cool!

    Reply

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