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shivam
08-25-2008, 11:23 AM
So i listen to a lot of SomaFM and shoutcast stuff at work, but i was wondering if anyone else had cool internet streaming radio stations they listened to.

Eirikr
08-25-2008, 11:30 AM
A friend of mine does his own game music radio, which starts at 8pm EST every night: http://www.autocosmica.com/

He's set it up so that you can request songs, and just increased the available listening slots to 20. Overall, it's not bad - I actively listen to it, and I have pretty fickle tastes (even within game music).

Phat
08-25-2008, 11:31 AM
I listen to CBC3 a lot, which does a suprisingly good job of playing unsigned and little-known (specifically Canadian) musicians.

ajr82
08-25-2008, 11:33 AM
CBC Radio 3 streams athttp://radio3.cbc.ca/. It mainly consists of independent Canadian music, of various genres.

I think the other CBC stations also have streams up that would be worth checking out.

KCar
08-25-2008, 11:49 AM
Iceberg radio (www.icebergradio.com) has a pretty good Canadian Indie channel too - also everything else.

PapillonReel
08-25-2008, 11:56 AM
I prefer to listen to CBC Radio 2, to be honest - lots of great classical and, occasionally, jazz during the day, and the guy who usually does the former has the most relaxing voice I've ever heard.

Excalibrate
08-25-2008, 12:05 PM
I found Pandora Radio (http://www.pandora.com/) a while back, and I listen to that when I get tired of all my stuff.
Basically you enter a song or a band you like, and it will play music with a similar style (including that band/song). So far it has only failed me once or twice, but I just skip those songs and find a better one. And since you can tell it when you think a song is total crap, you won't hear it again.

shivam
08-25-2008, 12:56 PM
wow, pandora. i'm hyper impressed.

taidan
08-25-2008, 01:05 PM
I like Classical KUSC, but sometimes their DJs bother me. That or WGBH.

I like Panora a lot too, but the stations I've created vary in quality.

Rhapsody lets you listen to some genre stations for free, though they sometimes seem to skip certain tracks.

Dizzy
08-25-2008, 01:16 PM
Yeah, I discovered Pandora a couple of days ago when I desperate to get rid of the tedium of doing something. I used to listen to Limbik Frequencies but not anymore. The time that spans between a genuinely good song has extended far too much. Now it sounds like an Atari nightmare.

ravinoff
08-25-2008, 01:29 PM
My favorite is definitely WFMU (http://wfmu.org/). They are the longest running freeform format radio station in the U.S. You are apt to hear just about anything on WFMU but generally its going to be interesting as the DJs really know their stuff.

The-Bavis
08-25-2008, 02:47 PM
All of these internet radio stations are in danger again thanks to the RIAA, but while it lasts....

I used to be a pandora fiend, but I switched to the more typical radio feed at woxy.com (part of lala.com) and have never looked back. This is, of course, assuming you like the same music I do.

Merus
08-25-2008, 06:02 PM
Back when I could access Pandora, it never really worked right for me. I only kind of liked the songs it was giving me.

nunix
08-25-2008, 06:12 PM
I haven't listened to it in awhile, but I use to use sky.fm (http://www.sky.fm/) back a couple of years ago when I was in a funk and needed sleepytime sounds. Just hit the 'Listen Now' thing at the top to stick to the free streams.

Excalibrate
08-26-2008, 07:02 AM
I don't actually use Pandora all that often, but when I do I don't have any problems with it. To each his own, I guess. I'll check out some of these other stations later.

Fer
08-26-2008, 02:14 PM
last.fm

bbc radio 2
bbc radio 6
bbc radio 3

Ethan
08-26-2008, 02:31 PM
Hell of a time to be discovering Pandora. They just got torpedoed by the feds (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/15/AR2008081503367.html). They appear to be on borrowed time, along with countless smaller US internet radio companies. Pretty shitty. Thanks, FCC.

Excalibrate
08-26-2008, 07:53 PM
They just got torpedoed by the feds (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/15/AR2008081503367.html).

That's a load of crap! The only thing this fee will do is end several businesses. I agree with Matt Nathanson, online radio can provide more advertisement for the artists. This couldn't possibly be hurting the musicians the way illegal downloading has. Isn't there a better solution to this besides simply 'more money!'? :mad:

I'm not as angry about losing Pandora as I am about Pandora going out of business because of a seemingly off-hand decision made by "an obscure federal panel". Let's ruin a business that provides people with jobs so we can maybe help our musicians make a little more money. Great idea!

I would disapprove of this if I were a starving guitarist.

shivam
08-26-2008, 09:17 PM
WHAT.

I am now chemically dependant on pandora. you can't take it away!!

McDohl
08-27-2008, 03:44 AM
That's a load of crap! The only thing this fee will do is end several businesses. I agree with Matt Nathanson, online radio can provide more advertisement for the artists. This couldn't possibly be hurting the musicians the way illegal downloading has. Isn't there a better solution to this besides simply 'more money!'? :mad:

I'm not as angry about losing Pandora as I am about Pandora going out of business because of a seemingly off-hand decision made by "an obscure federal panel". Let's ruin a business that provides people with jobs so we can maybe help our musicians make a little more money. Great idea!

I would disapprove of this if I were a starving guitarist.

I used to run a small, stupid internet radio station a few years ago, so I would force myself to keep abreast of all news internet radio related.

The recording industry is, by far, one of the most corrupt industries (if not the most corrupt) I have ever seen. Executives widen their own profit margins and excessively fund lobbying groups, all the while forcing bands to speak for the execs own technological xenophobia. And if you're not a highly pushed popband, then forget it. You get hit from both sides.

Not to say that I don't believe companies should make money and royalties should be paid - I do. It's the excessive unreasonability that I have issue with.

The Dread Cthulhu
08-27-2008, 04:29 AM
I loved Pandora. Until they decided that Britain couldn't have it anymore.

I used to be big on last.fm as well, I think.

TheSL
08-27-2008, 12:14 PM
Fucking Pandora thinks I love Jimi Hendrix for some reason, it gives me one of his songs out of about every four songs it serves up.