I have to say that I love internet radio. LOVE it. Let me count the ways.
First of all, very little or no commercials or station identification breaks. Second, usually you have song titles and artists for every song which is a wonderful way to explore new music and actually remember what it is next time. I keep a running text file with new songs I like. If I see artist repeats in my list, I buy their CD.
And, as fickle as I am, sometimes I’m in a classical mood, or ambient, or jazz. No annoying dial-flipping, static and tuning necessary. I leave without a second thought. And it always forgives me. When I come back, it’s ready with the same selection as before, waiting and open for my listening pleasure.
One of my coworkers left recently, and while I was sad to him go, I have to say that I immediately stole his coveted computer speakers. Now I can listen at work!
I found this site of Internet Radio stations – the Radio Locator – and it lists stations by location, country, genre, etc. Another site I found is: Live365 with station listings. If you want to go old school, you can use Yahoo LaunchCast – you can pick one of their pre-formatted stations, or you can tell it the genres and artists you want to hear, and continually customize and rate what you’re hearing. Though I remember there being quite a few commercials.
Any stations or links to share??