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July 24, 2007 10:22 PM   Subscribe

Radio 1.0 meets Web 2.0. TUN3R is a virtual AM/FM radio for the internet, complete with a little dial and a boss key, creating a uniquely satisfying way to search for radio stations. On a related note, also worth perusing is this discussion of the expanding world of social music sites. That list misses quite a few neat sites including the graphically stylish Musicovery; the Hype Machine, which pulls music from blogs; and Goombah, which reads your iTunes library, but there are many more. [some prev]
posted by blahblahblah (16 comments total) 43 users marked this as a favorite

 
I liked it better when it was called Broadcast.com
posted by parmanparman at 10:48 PM on July 24, 2007


OK. Second thought, Optimaal.FM is awesome and in Fresian Dutch, which is like listening to a chicken talk like a duck in Flemish with a German accent.
posted by parmanparman at 10:53 PM on July 24, 2007


thank you, blahblahblah. thank you very very much.
posted by vrakatar at 10:53 PM on July 24, 2007


That's pretty cool.
posted by puke & cry at 11:05 PM on July 24, 2007


Holy crap! The Hype Machine was made by a kid I just graduated from college with. Glad to see he's getting attention already. (Yay Anthony!)
posted by piratebowling at 11:09 PM on July 24, 2007


Gaga for Musicovery. Have loved it for a couple of years now. Nice compilation of sites, thanks blahblahblah.
posted by nickyskye at 11:25 PM on July 24, 2007


The hype Machine takes up all my internets at work
posted by joelf at 11:51 PM on July 24, 2007


parmanparman: I can't listen to optimaal.fm at the moment (at work), but fries in the achterhoek ? Twents is more likely.
posted by Pendragon at 1:35 AM on July 25, 2007


A quick question: what are people's personal favorites?
posted by blahblahblah at 8:01 AM on July 25, 2007


What's your fave blahblahblah?

Your vintage radio dials link is wonderful. My fave is Musicovery.

Adding to the radio feast: Water drum radio at the very likeable JohnJohn radio site. jherskowitz's del.icio.us bookmarks packed full of his online radio links.
posted by nickyskye at 8:34 AM on July 25, 2007


I like Musicovery as well, though last.fm has its uses as well. For recorded shows, Morning Becomes Eclectic is often fascinating, and World Cafe has some good stuff as well.
posted by blahblahblah at 8:59 AM on July 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


wow, lots of "as wells" in my comment. Replace a few with "morever" and "Egads! What, what?"...
posted by blahblahblah at 9:00 AM on July 25, 2007


I'm into Finetune right now. Very sweet.
posted by hojoki at 9:01 AM on July 25, 2007


Thanks blahblahblah, oooh last.fm. Sweet.
posted by nickyskye at 10:06 AM on July 25, 2007


the hype machine has been receiving attention for some time, and as the proprietor of a music blog, it has done a helluva' lot of good for the medium

"Holy crap! The Hype Machine was made by a kid I just graduated from college with. Glad to see he's getting attention already. (Yay Anthony!)"

From the hype machines press page: "breathlessly described to me as 'the future of all media." (John Heilemann for Business 2.0 Magazine) and "All musical life is here but with the normal hierarchy of popularity completely reversed." Trevor Baker for The Guardian.
posted by takeyourmedicine at 10:08 AM on July 25, 2007


That UI drove me up a wall -- if you clicked on a station, it pushed the page to the top, so you couldn't see the playlist. Until I figured out that the arrow keys work without the annoying page pushing.
posted by user92371 at 10:09 AM on July 25, 2007


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