Listening to your favorite radio stations online is a very simple process. Many radio stations offer online listening capabilities right from the station website. As long as you have speakers and a sound card on your computer, you should have no problem listening to a variety of radio station broadcasts.
Things You'll Need:
- Internet access
- Sound card
- Media player
Search for radio station websites. Start off by searching for your favorite radio stations online to see if they have websites. Bookmark each site in your Internet browser so you can easily get back to them and listen to each station's radio broadcasts.
Find the live broadcast module or podcast icon on each website. Most radio station's have a live broadcast module or podcast icon that you will have to click on in order to listen to its live broadcast. Once you click on the broadcast module, it should show both past and future itineraries of the radio station, including songs being played, radio shows and possible interviews or events.
Turn up your speakers or plug in your headphones. Once you have found the radio station's you wish to listen to, listeners can either plug in your computer's headphones or simply turn up your computer's speakers to enjoy the station's live streaming shows and music.
- If you are having difficulty connecting to a radio station's broadcast module, it may be due to your connection speed. Broadband Internet generally works best as it is faster. Dial-up Internet or DSL may also be used, however, may take longer to load due to the decreased Internet speed.
- Some radio station's may require you to have a media player installed on your computer, such as Windows Media Player or RealPlayer. If when you are attempting to play a radio station's music or broadcast, it prompts you to utilize media playing software, accept the prompt so that it will stream through your computer properly.