These sites are related to radio. Suggestions: Twitter or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internet radio collections (hobby sites)
- Flux Radio – This Blogspot site can be helpful if you’re searching for stream urls.
- FMstream.org – It’s not looking very slick and not everything is alright; it’s a spare time project just updated once or twice a year. You can find more info about the background of this (still quite ambitious) project here. But maybe you’ll find an interesting stream station among the +/- 100.000 ones.
- Hendrik Janssen – This site (in fact one long page) also collects internet streams; the stream urls included. The site is written in the Dutch language, but in this case it doesn’t matter that much.
- Community Radio Station Board – Don’t let the sparse design fool you: they try to collect as much internet radio streams as possible. The amount of stream links is impressive. You can search for genres, countries, languages and codecs.
Internet radio collections (professional sites)
- Ferarock is an organisation supporting a bunch of alternative and eclectic radio stations (on the page ‘les radios’); mostly French. The hardcore ‘anti algorithm’ listener needs to check these, although some stations (like Béton) are a lot better than others.
- Icecast Directory – A huge database filled with radio stations. With some luck you’ll find the m3u version of a stream not seeming to work correctly on your internet radio device (because it’s aac or something similar). The site looks sparse + still the same as ten years ago, but that’s just an advantage.
- Laut FM – On this German site are lots of streamers doing their thing; most of them are amateurs. Some of them are quite ambitious, creating complete schedules filled with genre shows. Others just filled the music database, without keeping it up-to-date after that. You have to dig a bit to find the right ones.
- Online Radio Box – A site for those who like digging playlists, ánd for those searching for (for them) new radio stations. In the last case: Google the title of a song you like + “online radio box”, and (with a little bit of luck) a list of radio stations playing that specific track will appear. Maybe there’s something nice in that list. But of course this way of discovering stations only works with stations providing a playlist; and that’s not always the case.
- Radioking – This French site is the home of lots of streamers; partly amateurs and partly professionals. There are similarities with Laut FM, although Laut FM is easier to use (and feels more complete). Pick a genre, and maybe you’ll find something nice to listen to.
- Radio Volna – This site is basically nearly identical to Online Radio Box, and you can make use of it in the same way. The search results are slightly different, though.
- Shoutcast Directory – Search their database (among the streams are btw many previous Radionomy ones). The streaming links are provided in pls and m3u versions.
Internet radio portals linked to physical devices
- Frontier Nuvola Smart Radio – This portal is linked to internet radios from Hama, Sangean, Medion (older ones) and others with the same menu structure. You can add custom urls. Compared to the one below this portal looks quite minimalistic, though.
- MediaU – At this site you can create menu folders, add custom url’s, and synchronize everything with your device. These brands are mostly relying on MediaU (no big names, but Radioxy recommends the first one): Imperial, Auna, Albrecht, Roadstar, Denver, iAdapt, Lenco, Soundmaster, Dual, Sky Vision, Renkforce and recent Medion devices.
The art of making radio
- Radio I Love It – Everything about making radio. The site contains long stories; clearly written from an American perspective and possibly interesting for real radio lovers.
- Ross On RadioInsight – Sean Ross writes opinions about the American radio industry. When you’re interested in format talk it can be very enjoying.
- Sean Ross (Billboard site) – This section of the Billboard site contains opinions, (again) written by Sean Ross. They are similar to the ‘Ross On RadioInsight’ colums, but these aren’t updated anymore.
- The Internet Radio Forum – This international discussion board is moderately visited but still provides lots of information. There’s a special Reciva section among the subboards. Reciva is that forgotten service linked to physical internet radio devices. It still exists in 2019.
- Eigenwijze 30 – The webmaster compiles his own charts containing recent releases, partly based on his own taste. The site is written in the Dutch language, btw.
- Hits Aller Tijden – This site contains links to over 1400 charts filled with old music. Note: The entire site is made from a Dutch perspective.
- Radiodaddy – Are you an internet radio hobbyist (English language)? And do you have not that much money? On this discussion board you can ask for cheap (donation offers) or even free voice-overs.
- VoiceBunny – This is another relatively cheap voice-over service for international internet radio hobbyists. At VoiceBunny you can order many kinds of voice-overs. Choose the right voice and send him/her your lines. You will get dry voices to use in a program like Audacity.