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Our favourite Internet radio stations

Despite offering inferior quality to non-streamed music, Internet radio offers fantastic diversity and convenience at the click of a button. We asked our staff which stations they listen to.

  • Amanda Conroy, Editorial Director

    ABC Classic FM — for the more cultured among us, ABC Classic FM broadcasts classical music, operas, recitals and live concerts.
  • Chris Jager, Technical Journalist

    Live365 — This internet radio service offers access to thousands of free online radio stations, including the hard-to-find Armenian folk webcasts that Chris craves.
  • Elias Plastiras, Test Centre Manager

    Digitally Imported — di.fm is the Internet’s leader in electronica and dance music. Playing 24/7 the site has dozens of channels devoted to different niche electronic styles.
  • Ross Catarzaniti, Technical Journalist

    Guardian.co.uk Football Weekly Podcast — “the web’s best football podcast” covers all the latest football news from around the globe, including the Premier League and the Football League Championship.
  • Rohan Pearce, Production Editor

    MySpace Music: The Nation Blue — It is not strictly Internet radio, but the MySpace Music Web site has a vast range of minor and major bands hoping to gain some recognition — along with all the hideous page layouts synonymous with the social-networking site. On the plus side you can check out some tunes by The Nation Blue: an awesome Melbourne-based band.
  • David Ramli, Technical Journalist

    Triple J — For the rebellious youth in all of us. The Australian Government–run youth radio network plays the newest signed and unsigned acts with a focus on mainstream music.
  • James Hutchinson, Technically a Journalist

    Last.fm — One of the most popular music-sharing sites, Last.fm tracks users’ music listening habits, suggests new music for them to listen to, lists concert events in your local area and hosts many music videos.
  • Campbell Simpson, Technical Journalist

    Absolute Xtreme — When you’re up at 4am, it is nice to have some dulcet British tones keeping you awake. Absolute Xtreme plays the most popular music off the UK charts, 24/7.
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