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October 28, 2003 9:31 AM   Subscribe

PublicRadioFan.com An extensive customizable list of (almost) all public radio stations that offer streaming audio and what they have playing now and in the future.
posted by Mick (30 comments total)

 
wow, I got some work to do programming my Audiotron.
posted by machaus at 9:43 AM on October 28, 2003


[this is GOOD]
posted by monju_bosatsu at 9:57 AM on October 28, 2003


Very helpful. Thanks and thanks Mick!
posted by pomegranate at 9:59 AM on October 28, 2003


Ah, this is what I have always needed. Thank you Mick!
posted by eckeric at 10:15 AM on October 28, 2003


I love NPR on the weekend and I have visited this site to find stations that are webcasting shows that I missed. I am glad to see this site get some mefi love.
posted by ambirex at 10:24 AM on October 28, 2003


Does anyone know a simple way to record from these streaming stations with a timer feature? It'd be nice if I could record stuff that's on when I'm not at home.
posted by unreason at 10:29 AM on October 28, 2003


great post, btw :)
posted by unreason at 10:33 AM on October 28, 2003


How about an NPR feed that's not in Real or Windows format?

I see one in my iTunes radio tuner, but it's a 128kbs feed, and I don't have that kind of bandwidth to spare.
posted by dglynn at 10:34 AM on October 28, 2003


Unreason, I've been dreaming about the same thing. My local public radio has crap weekend shows, and it's no fun to clean out the garage or mow the lawn without "All Things Considered", "This American Life", or "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me." Opera just doesn't work for washing the car.
posted by pomegranate at 10:46 AM on October 28, 2003


dglynn: Sorting like this will give you only mp3 feeds. While the bitrates aren't labeled, many of the filenames will tip you off to the bandwidth required.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 10:46 AM on October 28, 2003


That's very impressive, 'very cool indeed. One click and our Midday Program is fired up to access and listen (wbgo/npr).

unreason: (and to any MeFi member) - if ever there is an NPR direct or affiliate program that you missed and must have access to, please let me know and I will retrieve what I can.

That is not to say I will distribute material that is financially protected and closed to public archive access, but everything is in fact archived and - providing the powers-that-be are okay with the specific request - will make available what is allowed as a courtesy to MeFi members.
posted by bluedaniel at 10:47 AM on October 28, 2003


dglynn: WBUR has a QuickTime feed that plays in iTunes and is low bandwidth. You have to enter the URL (http://live.wbur.org/feed/wburlive.mov) into iTunes manually, with no whitespace at the end; see the help page.
posted by mcguirk at 10:50 AM on October 28, 2003


The streams with the WinAmp-like thunderbolt are in a streamed mp3 format. Also, not all streams provided by a particular station are listed. I noticed that my very own KUOW, which provide Windows Media, Real Audio AND MP3 streams, is listed as having only a WM stream.

Finally, a way to get "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" when I don't wake up early enough on Saturday.
posted by samw at 11:01 AM on October 28, 2003


Unreason - try Replay Radio?
posted by Duug at 11:30 AM on October 28, 2003


Fantastic site, Mick! As someone who loves listening to NPR at work (and is trying to break himself of a nasty afternoon "shock jock" habit), this will really come in handy for me.
posted by GreyWingnut at 11:44 AM on October 28, 2003


thanks for the excellent link. i wish could afford to support each and every one of these public radio stations ... along with MPR.org. can i aslo recommend: http://www.kxlu.com ? great station.
posted by specialk420 at 11:56 AM on October 28, 2003


Thanks Mick great link!
posted by ahimsakid at 12:42 PM on October 28, 2003


Very cool indeed. What I would really like to see for a lot of these shows is RSS feeds that list each story or news item in a piece. It would make keeping track of these shows a lot better. I've been meaning to sit down and code it up via screen scraping for the shows that I like.
posted by mmascolino at 12:47 PM on October 28, 2003


This is a great site...but do we have pledge?
posted by Durwood at 1:05 PM on October 28, 2003


Unreason, for Mac OS X use AudioHijack. I love it.
posted by Mo Nickels at 1:45 PM on October 28, 2003


What I would really like to see for a lot of these shows is RSS feeds that list each story or news item in a piece.

Great Idea! I do the website for a syndicated show and I'll start doing each week's brodcast as an RSS feed as well.
posted by Mick at 1:45 PM on October 28, 2003


Actually, make that AudioHijack Pro. It's totally worth the extra money.
posted by Mo Nickels at 1:46 PM on October 28, 2003


Hold on a second, how many people on Mefi work for a public radio station or program? It seems like 50%. Unfortunately, I'm only a listener (and member).
posted by crazy finger at 2:01 PM on October 28, 2003


Hold on a second, how many people on Mefi work for a public radio station or program? It seems like 50%. Unfortunately, I'm only a listener (and member).

Good question, 'seems there may be quite a few. 50%? If that's the case, we're done for (MeFi? or public radio as we know it?)

I can vouch that I do, and can also vouch for several on Massachusetts Ave. that frequent MeFi. 'Would be interested in who else here is...

(crazy finger, why "unfortunately"? Which station(s) are you a member of?)
posted by bluedaniel at 2:17 PM on October 28, 2003


Unfortunately: not because I dislike the radio, on the contrary, I love NHPR.

What's unfortunate is that I don't have a real job right now (although I was on NHPR today because I called in, partly because I'm getting involved more in primary politics).
posted by crazy finger at 3:19 PM on October 28, 2003


This is awesome. When I moved last year, I had a heck of a time trying to find "Performance Today" on an online NPR feed at a time I'd be able to listen to it.
posted by gyc at 3:34 PM on October 28, 2003


FYI -- 'Living on Earth' has MP3 downloads of their weekly show available here.
posted by john m at 3:58 PM on October 28, 2003


(This is not GOOD. This is ABSOLUTELY SUPERB.)

Thanks, Mick. Straight to heaven for you.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 5:57 PM on October 28, 2003


Well worthy of the front page, but I want to point out to the flighty St Peter Cardoso that I linked to this site in one of his own Mefi threads just the other day.
posted by liam at 6:24 PM on October 28, 2003


*gulp*
posted by MiguelCardoso at 7:40 PM on October 28, 2003


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