Personal Internet Radio Stations

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The Radio Guide: Tune in Online

If you’ve ever found yourself wishing you could find a radio station that exclusively broadcasts video-game theme songs, it’s time to let go of the dial, and take hold of your mouse. The Internet is home to an abundance of stations that include FM, AM, online-only, and satellite; you can even create a station yourself. The sites below help you find stations, make stations, find programming, and choose services. You’ll also get a dose of radio history. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here.

Find Online Radio Stations

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Personal Internet Radio Stations

If the hundreds of radio stations online fail to provide you with what you’re looking for, it’s time you learned how to customize your own station. A few sites allow you to create a custom radio station by choosing your favorite songs, albums, artists, and musical genres. The station software will then play similar types of music and provide the option to veto songs you hate. Or search for music you like online and create your own radio playlist.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Although you can usually listen to customized radio without setting up an account, there are benefits to logging in. For example, you can save your favorite stations and accumulate your own portfolio of stations from which to choose.
  • As explained by the BBC, streaming is different from downloading, but it puts a similar toll on a network connection. Your office Internet policy may ban streaming, so be sure to check if it’s allowed.

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Satellite Radio

Although listening to satellite radio typically necessitates the installation of a special radio in ... read more »

Public Radio

Public radio is vast and varied, but the Internet can help you soak up most of what’s out ... read more »

Radio History

Now that you’ve found all your favorite music and programs online, you’ll need an ... read more »

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