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Fave internet radio stations?

Postby bdog » Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:47 am

I just got an internet radio stereo system. I've added a few local stations (WORT, WERN, WSUM) and they (Grace Digitial) say they have 10,000 + available, adding more every day.

Does anyone have favorites to share?
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Re: Fave internet radio stations?

Postby john_titor » Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:13 pm

I listen to kexp pretty much every day.

http://kexp.org/
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Re: Fave internet radio stations?

Postby fennel » Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:44 pm

My standard is WFMU, but I often check in on WCBN (Ann Arbor) and WXYC (Chapel Hill). WWOZ (New Orleans). Occasionally CKUT in Montreal, but they can be heavy on the yack.
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Re: Fave internet radio stations?

Postby Violet_Skye » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:19 am

I usually have The Mic 92.1 on, online, in the morning for Stephanie Miller and in the afternoon for Randi Rhodes, although the frequency of commercials during the latter is pretty frustrating. The ones I listen to on my phone are Voodoo 104 out of New Orleans, and Power 105.1 out of NYC.
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Re: Fave internet radio stations?

Postby Stu Levitan » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:14 pm

Hey, Violet, thanks for listening to the Mic. But don't dis the commercials -- they're what keep us on the air.
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Re: Fave internet radio stations?

Postby fennel » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:42 pm

One nice thing about WFMU (aside from the insanely eclectic range of music) is that they run no commercials. Zero. They're almost entirely listener-supported and don't even accept corporate "sponsorships."

Life is too short for ads.
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Re: Fave internet radio stations?

Postby Galoot » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:44 pm

Whoah. Thanks, fennel! I'm streaming WFMU now, and it's some good noise.

I tried to sign up for KPIG's streaming service, and I'm even willing to pay $50 a year for it, but apparently it doesn't function here in Brazil. Which sucks, since KPIG is about the best station I've ever found.
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Re: Fave internet radio stations?

Postby fennel » Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:48 pm

Galoot wrote:I tried to sign up for KPIG's streaming service, and I'm even willing to pay $50 a year for it, but apparently it doesn't function here in Brazil. Which sucks, since KPIG is about the best station I've ever found.
Send that $50 to WFMU, I say. They got spanked pretty hard by hurricante Sandy and had to scramble to get back on air. Let 'em know the Isthmus is listening. (Which includes isthmus expatriates, of course.)
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Re: Fave internet radio stations?

Postby Violet_Skye » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:59 pm

Stu Levitan wrote:Hey, Violet, thanks for listening to the Mic. But don't dis the commercials -- they're what keep us on the air.

All I'm saying is that during Randi Rhodes, they are excessive, in my view.
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Re: Fave internet radio stations?

Postby pjbogart » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:19 pm

Violet_Skye wrote:
Stu Levitan wrote:Hey, Violet, thanks for listening to the Mic. But don't dis the commercials -- they're what keep us on the air.

All I'm saying is that during Randi Rhodes, they are excessive, in my view.


The commercial breaks are the same for all of the shows, as far as I can tell.

Sounding a little bass-y this morning, Stu. Engineer fall asleep?

Caught a little bit of "Free Talk Live" last night... what's with those clowns? Pseudo-intellectual, fashionably malcontent yuppies. What? They teach your kids rules and structure in the government schools and don't even let the teachers carry guns? The outrage! It's like living in a fascist dictatorship!

Yawn.
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Re: Fave internet radio stations?

Postby Stu Levitan » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:47 am

PJ
Thanks for listening. Sorry if bass too high. But no engineer to blame -- I run my own board, any tech screw-ups on me.
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Re: Fave internet radio stations?

Postby jjoyce » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:56 pm

I'm a heavy listener to KEXP, The Current and, recently, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee.

All specialize in white dude Gen X music, of which I'm an unapologetic fan.
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Re: Fave internet radio stations?

Postby Mad Howler » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:04 am

jjoyce wrote:I'm a heavy listener to KEXP, The Current and, recently, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee.

All specialize in white dude Gen X music, of which I'm an unapologetic fan.


With all due respect, that statement rings stupid in our current context.

H
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Re: Fave internet radio stations?

Postby Mad Howler » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:40 am



Yikes, I think I stepped into it.
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Re: Fave internet radio stations?

Postby markkay » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:53 am

On Saturday mornings, I like listening to a rockabilly show out of Santa Rosa, CA. The radio station is The Krush, 95.9. The show is called Dave's Roadhouse and it broadcasts live 11 am to 1 pm (CST). I don't think archives are available, so I have to listen to it live. I also really like Henry's Jukebox, which is on BBC Radio Humberside. The DJ is Henry Ayrton and he plays music from the 50s and 60s. His most recent weekly show is archived and available all week, I think. He provides all sorts of background info about the songs he plays, and he'll do ongoing series like playing the originals of songs that the Stones and Beatles covered on their early albums.
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