iTunes radio

in Mac Software edited January 2014
Out of curiosity, I surfed the radio stations in iTunes the other day. Surprisingly, there are some pretty decent stations. So now i ask,

1.what do any of you listen to on the iTunes network?

2. And, can we add stations not listed?

Currently I have had cryosleep going for 9 hours now


  • Reply 1 of 16
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    I've added stations before. I think I just went to the web sites (live 365, etc.) and when I clicked to listen they just showed up in my iTunes library.

    Some current radio in my library:

    AP News

    Coldwave Industrial

    This Is Corrosion

    Radio Storm Alternative

    Squid Radio

    Drone zone

    Groove salad

    Dr. Horner's Classic jazz


    Digital Gunfire

    a few other web addresses

    Any others I should know about?
  • Reply 2 of 16
    imacfpimacfp Posts: 750member
    I've never added stations and I don't listen to it much since it's slow on dialup. If I had broadband I'd listen to it more often.
  • Reply 3 of 16
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    I do have a cable modem and I seek the 128 bit (or rarely 192) broadcasts. Good news is it never skips, unlike what I must imagine can be a very unpleasant experience on dial-up.
  • Reply 4 of 16
    andersanders Posts: 6,523member
    If anyone know a station playing indie rock a la the british shoegazing scene late 80/early 90 (slowdive, my bloody valentine, Ride aso) please say so. I am reliving my youth at the moment musicvise and need to rediscover all those bands I know I saw on 120 minutes/Alternative nation back then but never got to buy a record from.
  • Reply 5 of 16
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    A quick perusal of the iTunes stations brings up Perkigoth Radio, not quite what you're looking for judging from the oddly upbeat yet goth sound on this current song.

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    Christine Death's Top 100 is a possibility too:

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    [ 01-19-2002: Message edited by: BuonRotto ]</p>
  • Reply 6 of 16
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    also sp1radio is cool

    (SkaParade) although they are stuck on a voodoo glow skulls/christmas rotation last I checked... I'm not sure anymore... Cool nonetheless...
  • Reply 7 of 16
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    I was sitting in the Kids Section of the Apple Store the other day on one of the old iMacs because my feet were hurting from walking around the mall and I wanted to check my e-mail. Since I didn't have any cds with me to put in I decided to check out some of those stations. I never really used the radio feature in iTunes before. I couldn't believe how good the 128 bit stations were. Now I'm using it at times at home.
  • Reply 8 of 16
    For the past year or so I've been hooked on:

    The Ambient channel at <a href=""; target="_blank"></a>;

    Drone Zone & Groove Salad at <a href=""; target="_blank"></a>;



    for my hardcore/punk likes I just found <a href=""; target="_blank">Daily-Dementia</a> a few minutes ago. Good stuff.

    Forget about the iTunes radio tuner, use <a href=""; target="_blank"></a>;

    [ 01-20-2002: Message edited by: zonetuke ]</p>
  • Reply 9 of 16
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    Zonetuke, iTunes plays Shoutcast playlists. That's how I found about half my stuff, but I listen to it in iTunes. Just an FYI in case.
  • Reply 10 of 16
    My iTunes radio isnt working today for some ungodly reason! :o
  • Reply 11 of 16
    how do you add new channels?
  • Reply 12 of 16
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    When you download a Shoutcast playlist, drag it onto iTunes if it doesn'tstart playing automatically. You can toss the playlist, the link will remain in iTunes' library until you delete it. That's it., Shoutcast, and other sites all use Shoutcast playlists.
  • Reply 13 of 16
    I've been listening to various Shoutcast and Live365 streams since turned their back on the Mac community a couple of years ago. Aside from the acid jazz and downtempo mentioned above, there are a few lower fidelity streams I listen to quite often.

    eyeLASH radio (Shoutcast) - 80s goth, synthpop.

    <a href=""; target="_blank"></a> - The best DnB and Jungle station on the net.

    <a href=""; target="_blank"></a>; - The Cure, The Jesus and Mary Chain. Pretty much exclusively.

    World Serpent Radio (live365) - Apocalyptic folk.

    Overall I enjoy the streams on Shoutcast much more than the Live365 broadcasts, but YMMV. Enjoy!
  • Reply 14 of 16
    While this isn't in the iTunes directory, I'm a huge fan of Proton Radio (

    Great great stuff.
  • Reply 15 of 16
    I like

    Great piano compositions of Nobuo Uematsu's works.

    The stream is: <a href=""; target="_blank"></a>;
  • Reply 16 of 16
    for some very cool mood music, check out

    <a href=""; target="_blank">music for hackers</a>

    it is also available from live365. once itunes starts up the (any) stream, look at the bottom of your list of tunes (when set to all), and you will see the playlist. i dragged mine out onto the desktop, then into my dock. now, one click radio station!
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