We collected more than 100 radios carefully on our online radio site for You. Most of the radios have the feature of live playlist highlight or programme highlight. The played songs can be searched in the Playlist menu, and the next programmes of the radios can be viewed 1 week ahead in the Schedule menu. The most popular internet radios have archives, so their programmes can be listened to again in the Archives.
Our online radio site is created for listing together the most popular online available radios, and to give free access to them at the simplest way. Here You can find UK's most popular online radios, the general information about the stations, and about their programme structure. There is no required external software to listen-in, just your freshly updated browser. To begin You just need to click on the name or logo of the radio station, and the broadcast will start automatically. This way You can easily listen to BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC Radio 6 Music, Classic FM, KISS, Magic, talkSPORT, Absolute Radio, Capital FM, Heart, Smooth, and many more online radios from the most popular radio stations in the UK!
Suitable devices to enjoy your favourite online radios:
The radio broadcasts are available on desktop-laptop computers, as on smart-mobile devices too. So You can enjoy your favourite online radio on any Android, IOS, or Microsoft operating system device. The only required software to play the radios is your favourite browser. Since the browsers change by the time, we test them continuously for the perfectly enjoyable radio-listening experience. Therefore You can choose Android default browser, Opera Classic, mobile or desktop Chrome, or Mozilla-Firefox for radio-listening. We pursue the browser-independent visualization and use.
Why we recommend the online radio listening?
There are almost only advantages of the online radio listening compared to the conventional way. The broadcasts' quality is interference free, excellent, and continuous, while the FM radios highly depend from the area, terrain, weather and many other faulty factors. Depending on internet access, the online radios are available all over the world, without the difficulty of searching frequencies, with just one click we can reach our favourite radio! Thanks to the online way, the radios' previous playlists and future programmes are available. By the previous playlists, the earlier broadcasted songs can be listened to again! At the same time, the online radio broadcasts have not always their advantages, but sometimes disadvantages. For example the broadcast can lag if the online listener number is very high, this can cause the overload of the radio server. To prevent it, the most popular online radios, like BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC Radio 6 Music, Classic FM, KISS, Magic, talkSPORT, Absolute Radio, Capital FM, Heart, Virgin and Smooth have alternative broadcaster servers, by using them, we can avoid the lag. The other disadvantage affects only those smart-mobile users whose data traffic is limited and have to pay according to their data usage. For them, the use of online radios may be expensive, so be careful! Usually the broadcasts transmit between 32 kbit/sec and 128 kbit/sec to the user's device. This depends on, and define the quality of the broadcast. So about 1 MB/minute data traffic can be generated on your smart device by the average quality streams, but more with the 320 kbit/sec quality streams, and much more with the HQ streams. Every stream quality is highlighted with the selected stream-name. Thus the best option in this case is to connect to a free Wifi-network and enjoy your chosen radio for free!
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Cristo Foufas replaces Iain Lee on talkRADIO lates
talkRADIO has replaced Iain Lee with Cristo Foufas on the 10pm till 1am slot. Cristo started his show on Tuesday night after Iain hosted his last show on Monday. Iain says he was told on Tuesday that he wouldn’t be on-air again. Cristo is now covering the slot until a replacement is announced. “From tonight, and every weeknight from 10pm to 1am I’ll be stepping into the late show @talkRADIO where we’ll give you the chance to discuss the days’ big news, tell your stories, and keep each other company in the small hours. Can’t wait to talk to you all!,” Cristo tweeted...More >>
radiotoday.co.uk - 03.06.2020
Iain Lee announces departure from talkRADIO after 4 years
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radiotoday.co.uk - 02.06.2020
BBC launches search for best new spoken word artists in lockdown
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www.bbc.co.uk - 29.05.2020
Alexander Armstrong to host Classic FM mornings
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radiotoday.co.uk - 26.05.2020
Jonny Owen joins Mark Webster at talkSPORT
Welsh TV actor, director and producer Jonny Owen has joined talkSPORT to launch a new two hour Sunday morning show with Mark Webster. A new Sunday evening investigative journalism show The Dive has also started designed to present a deep dive into the world of sport. Welshman Jonny Owen was the director of I Believe in Miracles, the story of the history-making Nottingham Forest team that won back-to-back European Cups in 1979 and 1980, ‘Don’t take me home’ the story of Wales’ journey at the Euro’s, and was the Producer/Presenter of ITV Wales Soccer Sunday...More >>
radiotoday.co.uk - 25.05.2020
Annie Mac: ‘I'm happy in chaos and noise’
Annie Mac is not your average DJ. Through her Radio 1 show and hit podcast, she has championed new music and is not afraid to tackle grittier subjects such as misogyny in rap and knife crime. Laura Snapes finds out what drives her and the secret of her self-confidence. Annie Mac is busy doing her homework when I reach her by video one morning in early May. She’s due to give her weekly “rave lesson” on fellow BBC Radio 1 presenter Nick Grimshaw’s teatime show (today’s subject: the week-long Castlemorton party of 1992). I had wondered if these lessons were a sneaky way of teaching teenagers how to kickstart parties in the wreckage of...More >>
www.theguardian.com - 24.05.2020
Orchestra to perform BBC Local Radio’s Great Northern Playlist
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radiotoday.co.uk - 22.05.2020
What does the BBC’s Annual Plan say about Radio?
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radiotoday.co.uk - 21.05.2020
The Prince of Wales to host Classic FM shows
Classic FM is to broadcast two special programmes with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales next week. Both two-hour programmes will be a celebration of His Royal Highness’s life-long support and enjoyment of classical music – with each piece personally chosen by him through recordings made by his extensive musical patronages across the UK. These include the Philharmonia Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Monteverdi and Bach Choirs, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and Welsh National Opera Orchestra. Classic FM presenter Alan Titchmarsh will join His Royal Highness for the first programme, on Monday 25th May at 8pm...More >>