Listen to the Radio over the Internet

Living in the country with big open skies, you’d think radio stations would come in loud and clear. Many of you are just that little bit too far away to pick up your favourites.Or, the radio stations you can get aren’t quite your style. That’s alright. If you’ve got Internet, you’ve got all the radio stations.

Just like watching videos on your computer, you can listen to the radio as well. Country, talk radio, sports radio, gospel, funk, whatever your heart and ears desire you can listen to on your computer. There are many different ways to do this. Today, we’ll look at TuneIn.com.

TuneIn - Radio on the Internet

TuneIn.com – Local and foreign stations over the Internet.

TuneIn.com is a great, free way to connect to your favourite radio. You can sign up for a free account and listen through just about any device you might have: Windows or Mac computers, iPhones or iPads, Android smartphones and tablets, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Kindle, SmartTVs, even an Xbox game console.

TuneIn Internet Radio - Whatever you like, you can listen to on the Internet with TuneIn.com.

Once you’ve signed up, you can find stations by location or by type. For Nova Scotia, there are 22 different radio stations listed. All will come in as clear as a bell, too. There’s your local favourites, of course. There’s also News 95.7 from Halifax, Cat Country 95.5 from Truro, and good old CBC.

Going further afield, you can find some great jazz on WWOZ in New Orleans. That’s as jazz as it gets. Maybe you’d prefer gaelic music right from Ireland on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta? If you can read that, you know it’s the real thing. Perhaps some bluegrass gospel is your choice. Could it be any more authentic than coming from HPR4 in Branson, Missouri?

The Internet isn’t just about all new things. Sometimes the Internet makes old things even better. Being able to listen to radio from anywhere in the world, almost anywhere you go, is one of those things. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even look into how to connect your computer to your stereo for full sound listening. But that’s an article for another day. Enjoy and break into a dance if you want. It’s your jam!

Whatever you like, you can listen to on the Internet with TuneIn.com.

First Published: The Guysborough Journal, Vol . 21, No. 28, July 15, 2015

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