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2005-03-11 08:35:03 AM - A Collage radio station form Milwaukee, Wisconsin that has a little bit of everything.
2005-03-11 08:36:42 AM A Collage radio station form Milwaukee, Wisconsin that has a little bit of everything.
2005-03-11 08:37:21 AM  
A little bit of everything? I would expect nothing less from a collage :)
2005-03-11 08:38:09 AM  
Another KEXP fan here.

Where else can you go from The Verve -> Massive Attack -> Johnny Cash ("I Walk The Line" not "Hurt" :) ) within an hour.

I've been listening for a year and a half and still love it.... almost as much as my iPod.
2005-03-11 08:38:30 AM  

Its the classical station of the New York Times. The description might sound stuffy, but the music selection is really great.
2005-03-11 08:40:52 AM  
Digitally Imported

My favorite internet radio station.
2005-03-11 08:42:33 AM  
2005-03-10 11:13:56 PM jimmie_the_scumbag:

I second you recommendation for It's all I listen to all day at work. They played a mix of mine on there a few times too :)

A friend of mine swears by
2005-03-11 08:43:33 AM  
Did anyone here chime in already with WFMU, the grandaddy of indie freeform radio?
2005-03-11 08:44:02 AM ! Toronto's Classic Rock station!

You'll get your fix for Zeppelin, Bowie, U2, Floyd, Beatles, Stones.... It's not just older music, if the artist has new releases they'll play them too!

Awesome station! :)
2005-03-11 08:44:32 AM  
unemp1979 wins for saying kexp first.
2005-03-11 08:45:08 AM  
The Edge, 103.9FM Coming from Phx, AZ.

Pretty good, but has commercials.
2005-03-11 08:47:12 AM  
2005-03-11 08:47:22 AM  
For the modern/alt scene I like two in particular:

Radio Paradise, mentioned several times in this thread. I listen to them in the office and at home. They can get kinda hippy-dippy at times, though, and put you to sleep. When that happens I wander down the internet dial to, which has more format streams than you can shake a RAM stick at. The DJs will even answer your emails, too, if you have a question or a suggestion. Cool folks.

Both of these are listener-supported, so hit their tip jar.
2005-03-11 08:49:34 AM  

from a 12 X 12 shack in Talkeetna, Alaska
2005-03-11 08:50:41 AM  
Over the air radio sucks, I've found internet radio to be too nichey and in many cases just plain weird for my tastes.

For my ever changing tastes I've found these to be my best bets:

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but I usually just listen to my own music at home but when I'm at work, I still stream my entire music collection using a little python script (easy to setup on windows machines too), called Edna:

Simple is good.
2005-03-11 08:50:53 AM  
I'll second, and add and
2005-03-11 08:51:07 AM  
iamscotto great news on WRKO streaming. Today I have to stop listening when I get to the office. Not anymore. Also good to know you Fark.
2005-03-11 08:51:11 AM  
Another vote for

They operate on donations, so if you're a junky like me, feed them some cash.
2005-03-11 08:51:34 AM  
I have a station on Live 365 if you're interested.

Hell, I'll customize a playlist for you if you'd like.
2005-03-11 08:58:21 AM

I was in Houston for a wedding, and found this station on the radio. All 80's misic, with some late 70' and early 90's. Good songs that you forgot about. I often listen now that I'm back in Boston.
2005-03-11 08:58:48 AM stream for free
2005-03-11 08:58:59 AM  
The Blaze 1260 AM Arizona State University's radio station...
2005-03-11 09:02:29 AM  
KGSR out of Austin - unless you like commercial drivel that is.
2005-03-11 09:03:25 AM  
Club 977 for 80s is awesome. I also second the Shoutcast listings.
2005-03-11 09:04:41 AM  
Not going to bother including the links because we should all be able to use a search engine. All the following are part of my internet radio playlist in WinAmp. You can find most anything you want in the Internet Radio listings of WinAmp.

News/Talk WMAL 630 out of Washington DC, Yeah I'm a dittohead, have been since Fall 1989.

DayGloRadio - 80's with attitude, all the alternative (New Wave for the people who actually lived and were musically aware during the era) type stuff, no top 40 unless it was a crossover hit.

Club 977 - The 80's channel, mainly top 40 with some alternative, hair band, and other stuff.

4 different channels on Digitally Imported - Hard House, Trance, Hardcore, EuroDance. Mainly stuff with a fast beat and not a lot to really pay attention to. Good to block out background noise and increase heartrate for sustained coding experiences. Kinda like aural caffiene.

Philosomatika 100% Psychedelic Trance - More of the same. - Techno/Trance type. Only bad thing, it's French and I can't understand the DJs
2005-03-11 09:07:21 AM
I know this is not a radio station, but if you search around long enough you can find unscoped airchecks that play like an hour of music from radio stations in the 1960s and 1970s. I love these Top 40 stations from then because they played can listen to an Aerosmith song, followed by some disco one-hit wonder...I love that, I wish more stations today would play a real mix like that.
Another one I listen to frequently, its a guy from Minnesota who plays alternate versions of pop songs and other rarities that you never hear on the local Clear Channel stations when they have '80s night. He is only on 2 hours per week, but has tons of archives to play through.
2005-03-11 09:09:00 AM  
Nother vote for Soma...grooooooove salad
2005-03-11 09:10:34 AM  
ClintBartonWannabe - Techno/Trance type. Only bad thing, it's French and I can't understand the DJs

Here, I'll translate: "Blah, blah, blah, (artist name and song title if you're REALLY lucky) blah."
2005-03-11 09:11:18 AM  
My faves:

Talk: 950 KPRC (Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage)
House: Frisky Radio, Proton Radio
Customized Everything: Launch
2005-03-11 09:13:00 AM  
I'd have to second Radio Margaritaville.

Every Jimmy Buffett concert live and free, but besides that there's a lot of stuff. Actually most of the music on there isn't Jimmy Buffett; they play a lot of other stuff, including an hour of the Beatles and of the Grateful Dead.
2005-03-11 09:13:36 AM  
Radio KOL

Kingdom of Loathing radio. They'll play anything and everything.

I should also plug The Kingdom of Loathing while I'm at it. Excellent, excellent game.
2005-03-11 09:14:07 AM  
Actually, I would prefer to listen to Rush from WGST here in Atlanta, but they changed their stream from LiquidAudio to Windows Media player. The old never dropped but Media player does all the time so I had to find another talk station that used something other than Real or Media Player.

Never got an answer as to why they switched. Also Regular Guy fans, they are coming back to the airwaves in Atlanta 8 to noon on WGST. You know, that's another reason to listen to WMAL.
2005-03-11 09:19:47 AM  
2005-03-11 09:20:55 AM

check it
2005-03-11 09:21:15 AM

Alternative NRG

Diverse mix of new and classic alterna tracks from bands you may have heard of and some you may not.

Air | Ambulance LTD | Arcade Fire | Autumn Divers | Badly Drawn Boy | Beck | Betchadupa | Bjork | Black Rebel Motorcycle Club | Broken Social Scene | Carmen Rosa | Cranes | The Cure | Curve | Delays | Doves | Earlimart | Echo and The Bunnymen | Eels | Elbow | Explosions in the Sky | For Stars | Goldenboy | Goldfrapp | Grandaddy | Hooverphonic | Human Television | Ian McCulloch | Interpol | Ivy | Jeff Buckley | Kent | Lali Puna | Longwave | MC Honky | Metric | Mogwai | Mull Historical Society | My Bloody Valentine | The New Pornographers | The Pixies | The Pleased | Radiohead | The Raveonettes | The Reindeer Section | Secret Machines | Sennen | Sigur Rs | Snow Patrol | The Sounds | Split Enz | Stellastarr | The Strokes | Telepopmusik | The Verve | The Walkmen | True-Verse | U2 | Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Plus many more!

2005-03-11 09:21:39 AM  
Not sure if this has been covered, but some asshat thought it would be a great idea to turn Y100 into a hiphop station.

Philadelphia needs another hiphop station like they need another loosing athletic team.

/Very bitter
//Killed my radio
2005-03-11 09:21:40 AM  
great timing on this thread as I'll have my hot little hands on this in about 4 hrs from now..​ml
2005-03-11 09:22:14 AM  
Title should read: Farker needs to download MP3's online...


/All things considered
//npr whore
2005-03-11 09:22:35 AM  
I already saw KEXP on the list. My first choice is the new 89.3 The Current, KCMP, Northfield, MN.

Minnesota Modern Rock with lots of diversity in music tossed in.

Also KCRW out of LA/Santa Monica with Morning Becomes Eclectic and other shows.
2005-03-11 09:24:26 AM  
Try Generation Rock Radio for some good classic rock. Decent online community on the site as well.


My HTML apparently sux. Sorry.
2005-03-11 09:25:51 AM  
Not sure if this has been covered, but some asshat thought it would be a great idea to turn Y100 into a hiphop station.

My sympathies, Can't be any more heinous an act than turning WHFS (Wash, D.C.) into a Latin station. Ugh...
2005-03-11 09:25:53 AM  
Oh yea, forgot to add 88.5 WXPN around Philly is pretty good.
Listener supported commercial free. Wide range of music.
2005-03-11 09:25:54 AM  
KEXP - The best radio station on the planet. John and Cheryl get me thru the day. Also check out "Swinging Doors" on thursday night. I hate country music, but I love that show.

Good backups:
The Current

all pops
2005-03-11 09:27:30 AM  
woah undflickertail, didnt see your post until after I posted. good calls ;)
2005-03-11 09:28:14 AM, they only stop once an hour and play 70's and 80's hits.
2005-03-11 09:31:06 AM  
The Bone Conduction Music Show

The best thing on the radio, now online.
2005-03-11 09:33:07 AM  
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Atheist Radio
2005-03-11 09:36:08 AM  
Anybody know of any Jim Rome streams or Mancow streams?
2005-03-11 09:37:46 AM

but youve probably never heard of the disco biscuits, and thats all they play
2005-03-11 09:38:15 AM  
i second... er... fourth great stuff.
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