Online Radio Stations

I recently discovered some online radio stations that play non-stop music (mostly western) over the internet. The one I am currently listening is AOL Radio. There are different stations for different genres of music like Jazz, Western Classical, Country, Rock, Hip-Hop, Pop, Dance, World Music, etc. And under each category, there are various sub-categories. My current favorites are Jazz (Martini Lounge, Romantic Jazz), Western Classical and Country. Each station plays non-stop music without any audio advertisements. Since it is a radio station, you cannot choose the song you want or fast-forward songs. The songs are being played in different stations and you can tune in to the station you want. It is like the WorldSpace Radio online. It doesn't have any indian classical music stations, but it covers a wide variety of different genres.

I checked my internet usage logs and found that listening to about 1 hour of music will take up 45 to 50 MB of your bandwidth.

Let me know if you are aware of other good free online radio stations.


  1. I listen to XM Satellite Radio . But it is not free. As of now, I used to listen News, Hits, Dance, Jazz / Blues, Deep Tracks & Rock in the same order of preference. Quality is really good.

  2. Thanks Jerald, I will check that site.

  3. Thanks Hari Balaji. Will check out.


  4. Dear Ramesh:
    I posted a mail on Screamer radio in the Ilaiyaraaja Yahoo groups a few months back. I find it a great tool to listen to various radios.. choices are truly amazing.. and it even allows you to record the currently played track as mp3s with decent quality.. Often it so happens that I get drawn to a great anonymous number and I immediately record it for later followup. Posting that message below for your reference again... Also the regular baroque stream that I listen to is the Dutch national radio station @:

    Don't know if you people are already aware of Screamer- Radio.

    This is a great utility radio tool which merely collects all the famous radios
    and offers it under one roof..
    For people staying abroad, this can be a boon. I found about 10 or so Tamil
    stations but only 4 of them found to be working in my box.

    Though the news is not exactly related to Raaja, I did come across some radio
    channels relaying Maestro's music. I am hooked on to it since I've come across
    this one and thought I should share it with you all..

    Also there are other great features...

    1.) Not just Tamil Music, but whole of Indian music and even better a genre of
    world music can be heard - non stop; For instance you can select Classical as
    your genre and there are zillions of channel giving non-stop Western Classical
    music. There are even radio stations dedicated to just Beethoven and Mozart.
    (Why not we think of having an exclusive online radio for Maestro..?)

    2.) I find the network requirements not too taxing.

    With Love

  5. Thanks Vicky, I will check it out. The mp3 recording seems to be a handy feature.


  6. Anonymous1:56 AM

    I liked some of the classic rock stations that turn up on Windows Media Player. For news and other programs, I sometimes listen to VPR, NPR and other channels.

  7. @philramble, thanks for the info.

  8. Anonymous8:19 PM

    Hi Jerald,

    This was posted long ago but I am wondering if there is any way for aol radio not to go on snooze after a time. I would like to play it continuously. thanks

  9. Anonymous8:20 PM

    Sorry it was Ramesh that I intended the question about aol radio not going to snooze. If you get this please let me know. thanks

  10. @Anon: I don't know about that. I haven't played it continously for a long time. Probably the free version has that limitation.