Live365 (and other Internet radio)

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Does anyone else here use Live365 regularly (or any other internet radio)? What do you think of it? Has anyone else been listening to the rather fine Tangents radio? Or WFNK? Is internet radio going to usurp traditional radio? {Insert your own internet radio related question here}?

John Davey, Monday, 11 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I've used Live365 in the past, but I've found it difficult to navigate and it has caused crashes. I haven't been there lately, so maybe it has improved. I often use Nibblebox which has a broad sampling of American college radio. As far as internet radio usurping traditional radio, certainly that will happen for folks like me who work in cubicles. At home, I never use it, but I live in a big city with plenty of college radio.

Kerry Keane, Monday, 11 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

If online radio hadn't become too cumbersome for my ancient PC and 28K modem to handle, and was generally easier to use, I'd be listening to it all the time. I used to listen to Imagine Radio, where you could program your own playlist - not individual songs, but you could decide what artists would get played and how frequently. That was SO cool.

Patrick, Monday, 11 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

You use a 28k modem? Really?

-- Mike Hanley, Monday, 11 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Yup.

Patrick, Monday, 11 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

WRCT Pittsburgh Pretty decent! It plays music ranging from Techno to Extreme Grindcore Metal! The programme list runs like this: BODY {color: black; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; background-repeat: no-repeat;} H1 {color: white; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt;} TD {color: white; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt} TH {text-align: center; color: white; background: black; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; font-weight: bold;} .deadair {text-align: center; color: white; background: #330000; font- style: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; font-style: italics;} .time {text-align: right; color: white; background: black; font- family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt;} .other {color: white; background: none; font-family: arial, sans- serif; font-size: 9pt;} .show {text-align: center; color: white; background: #333333; font- family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt} .pashow {text-align: center; color: white; background: #505050; font- family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt} A {color: #778899;} A:visited {color: gray;} -->


Program Guide: Summer 2001
 
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday  
12
AM
Repugnant Stench (con't)
Ull, Slepnir, Rob, Al
Where the Cold Winds Blow
Normegon
Dead Air
[noise, ambient]
Monkeywrench the System
andrew.
[hip-hop and other musics dedicated to the struggle]
1000 Barefoot (cont'd)
BrendanP
[jazz, funk, house, trance, jambands]
Tall (cont'd)
Owen
Viva (con't)
The Mockster  
[rock, country, indie rock, punk]
12
AM
1
AM
Phantom Motel
Erik Von Erik
[unusual, instrumental, exotic rock, draculon]
1
AM
2
AM
Blues and Beyond
Linda Bittner
[funk, blues, soul, r&b, rockabilly, gospel]
Dead Air
[noise, ambient]
Dead Air
[noise, ambient]
Dead Air
[noise, ambient]
2
AM
3
AM
Dead Air
[noise, ambient]
Test of Standard Written English
Marshall
Dead Air
[noise, ambient]
Dead Air
[noise, ambient]
5
AM
6
AM
6
AM
7
AM
One to One
Kevin Amos
[rock, jazz, country, funk, blues, soundtracks, soul, house, salsa, ska]
7
AM
8
AM
? (And his) Bag-O-Tricks
? Brainiac
[freeform]
8
AM
9
AM
The Eclectic Kitchen
d.c. space
[all things electronic & tasty]
Wienerdog Consolidation
Dan Strange
Black White and Blue
Ignatios
[jazz, blues, classical]
9
AM
10
AM
Meadow Meal
sherpa
Does Your Hometown Really Care
Jason
[freeform]
Furry Fuzzy Music
DJ Reverie
[dissonance and melancholy]
10
AM
11
AM
Cognitive Flatulence
Gigantor and the Little Green Man
The Underground
Lee
[rock, blues]
Counting Backwards
Nicole
cup
Jake
[rock, experimental]
The Corner of the Latino American Music
Alvaro
[salsa, latino american music]
1
PM
2
PM
Signal Integrity
DJ Lou
[techno, experimental, trance, industrial]
Bustin' Surfboards
Victor
The Groovy Show
Lee
2
PM
3
PM
The Hungover Blues
Steve the Roach
[blues]
Dead Air
[noise, ambient]
Straight Up and Down
Lenny
Behnam
Behnam
Rock that will Knock your Sock Out
DJ C-Note
4
PM
5
PM
5
PM
6
PM
RPM
Public Affairs
Russian Hour
Public Affairs
Latin American Radio Hour
Public Affairs
Silence is Consent
Public Affairs
When the Hand Goes Up the Mouth Goes Shut
Neil
6,000,000 Wayz
Preslav and MK
Lies, Mr. Bear
DJ Reverie, DJ Ancilla Sea-Maid
[synthpop, gothic, industrial]
6
PM
7
PM
Untitled
PanZan
Fear and Whiskey
Carl
[country- punk- ROK- newwave- noise- jazz- psychedelic- pop- blues- folk- celctic- soul- andmore]
Space Groove
Plastique
[techno, house]
Fred Milton's Number One Rock Show
Dan Allen
7
PM
8
PM
Sounds of Death
Pete
[metal, grindcore, death]
8
PM
9
PM
Appealing to the Prurient Interest
Severin
Tall and Lean, Midget and Fat
Owen
[rap, hip-hop, experimental, reggae]
Static Sinewave
Decimal, Colin Pierce
Conscious Sedation
Lego
Sports Line
Public Affairs
1000 Barefoot Children
BrendanP
The Repugnant Stench of the Happy Fun Ball
Rob, Al, Ull and Slepnir
[metal, WAR METAL!!!, grindcore]
10
PM
11
PM
Sex Talk
Public Affairs
Viva Le Mock 11
PM
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday  
Listening to this got me into Magnetic Fields! I heard "The Desperate Things You Made Me Do" and HAD to phone up to find out. All the way from England.

Kodanshi, Monday, 11 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

WH00PS! Fucked THAT one up didn't I!

Kodanshi, Monday, 11 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I hope I don't come across as snippy, I certainly don't intend that, but that schedule looks pretty typical for an American college radio station. Some are more adventurous than others. I have no idea what radio is like outside of the US or Canada, so I don't know if there are equivalents to that. Many college stations have webcasts and new ones are being added every day.

On a related note, my beloved Nibblebox was just bought out by some big media company last week. You can still find them at:

http://www.hypnotic.com/hypnotic.asp?content=/nibblebox_redirect.asp

but there's no direct link to the college stations and the page really looks like shit now. God knows how long this service will be available, but I really, really enjoyed surfing the college stations.

I particularly like KVCU (University of Colorado-Boulder) and I have to plug my alma mater, WNUR (wnur.org). There's also probably some really weird-ass college radio out there, especially late at night (morning to you UK folk), but I dunno how many of those people are online yet. Many of these stations have their own web pages and you can access the webcast directly.

Kerry Keane, Monday, 11 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

When I was employed and had access to a high speed connection, I listened to internet radio all the time. Radio Good http://www.radiogood.com was my favorite. I had some trouble with them the last time I tried to listen, but that may have been my connection.

Luckily I am in range of WRAS 88.5 Atlanta, so I don't feel deprived of great radio.

I would like to see internet radio stick around, though. It's a great idea. Part of what I like about it is that anybody can make a station (ahem, like we did: http://www.peopletalktooloud.com) but I fear that if it shows any sign of being popular or commercially viable it will be snatched up and regulated somehow.

jenny, Monday, 11 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Apologies to anyone I've banged on about this to before, but I really love http://www.indiepopradio - it was the first place I heard bands like the Aislers Set and the Essex Green. I know that's not every ILMer's cup of tea, but it's mine, so.

That's probably the best thing about net radio, isn't it? A lot of it's done by amateurs so they can afford to play just what they like, maybe be a bit more obsucre and catch listeners who are willing to give different stuff a try. Another great thing about indiepopradio is you don't get an annoying DJ in between records.

http://www.kcrw.com can be quite good too - they have quite a lot of good live sessions which are all in a convenient list to download if you missed them. The Magnetic Fields one is brilliant.

I've never had problems with listening to internet radio, but then I work for a telecom company so my net access is supafast. Ner.

Madchen, Tuesday, 12 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Am I the only one who listens to internet radio who *loves* DJs? As long as it's someone articulate and informed, I love it, and if it's someone with an amazing voice, all the better. I used to listen to luxuriamusic.com before it went under, and what I loved about it was that the DJs had great voices and talked a bit between songs. Reminded me of the stations my grandfather used to listen to. Some college and pirate radio is like that, and I like knowing that my music isn't programmed by a robot.

Kerry Keane, Tuesday, 12 June 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

four years pass...
anyone finding any good iradio out there these days?

ZionTrain (ZionTrain), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 21:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

thirteen years pass...

bump

5th Ward Weeaboo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 19:40 (one week ago) Permalink


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