Nowadays, most radio stations make their content available on the Web for anyone with an Internet connection. Whether you want to listen to a local football game, catch a public news program, or just listen to music not available on your FM dial, you can with these top five sites.
- PublicRadioFan.com: PublicRadioFan is a massive collection of stations around the globe. You can search by schedules, time zones, station call letters, and more.
- AccuRadio: AccuRadio is the world's leading independent, multichannel Internet radio station, featuring over 280 channels and subchannels of really cool music.
- Shoutcast: Over 50,000 stations available for your listening pleasure. Find something local, or search in genres ranging from Alternative to Talk.
- Pandora: Pandora lets you create your own radio station, from music that you choose, and then you can continue to improve upon the service's selections as it plays for you. Thumbs up for something you like, thumbs down for something you don't.
- Spotify: Spotify is somewhat similar to Pandora, at least in concept. Spotify functions more of a platform on which you can install and use different musical applications, such as Billboard's Top Picks, Rolling Stone Music, Share My Playlists, and Digster. You can listen to entire albums without paying for them (with only limited commercial interruption), create playlists, share your favorites with others, and more. Radio stations are also available on Spotify, but you create them yourself from songs you already like.