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Good radio stations on the internet?

I used to be a big fan of the outsider music show "Incorrect music", but 1) that was an archived show that was downloadable, but not in production, and 2) my office firewalls won't let me get archives anymore.

I also used to LOVE the BBC comedy and news channel, BBC4. But 1) I'm 7 hours off their broadcast schedule, so everything I can listen to is, their time, 3:00-midnight, and I tend to listen to music more in the afternoon, so all the cool shows are over, and 2) my office firewalls won't let me get archives anymore.

I would occasionally listen to "2 the Ranting Gryphon," but my office firewalls have this thing about obscenity.

Does anybody have any suggestions? I have a hard time subscribing to any pay service or anything that's a free version of a pay service (something to do with the network). I'm a fan of anything imported and british/scottish, british folk music, WEIRD music, australia, and can be convinced to listen to 80's stuff.


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Feb. 11th, 2005 06:03 am (UTC)
BBC? "Cool"? This does not compute. :]
Feb. 11th, 2005 06:20 am (UTC)
Try Live365.com, they have a wide variety.
Feb. 11th, 2005 05:26 pm (UTC)
That's one of those semipay stations that I can't access :( I'll try again, it's been a while, but I don't have the ability to install/adjust my software...
Feb. 11th, 2005 09:34 am (UTC)
Assuming you've got broadband at home, try using something like Streamripper on your computer at home to record the BBC stuff you like during the night/morning and save it as MP3s. Burn that week's stuff on a CDR during the weekend and take it to the office with you to listen to next week.

I used iRate for a while, which is worth trying for a week just for the combination of rating engine + homemade music.

If you're an iTunes user, iTunes has a pretty good collection of radio stations built-in.
Feb. 11th, 2005 09:35 am (UTC)

Well, uh, some of it's bound to be British and Scottish. And some of it's pretty weird. :] Pretty fun and educational, in any case.
Feb. 13th, 2005 07:57 pm (UTC)
I think I saw some of the much older, less clicky and interactive versions of that site. What a cool link! Thanks!
Feb. 15th, 2005 02:43 pm (UTC)
I was going to suggest Nordic Roots Radio on Live365, but that's one of the VIP (pay) stations. Pitty; it's a good one.
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