Everybody loves to listen to the radio. Whether you’re out driving, on a picnic, taking a jog or you’re even at work radio keeps you company.Mp3 players can do the same thing, but paying for the music is a little expensive. Online radio stations represent a great alternative to this problem.
The two biggest problems with normal terrestrial radio is that
- 1. They function on frequencies and you can go out of range of these frequencies if you are drive to another part of the country. This will cause you to lose your favorite station.
- 2. They are full of commercials. This basically leaves you a little music and a lot of chatter.
The only thing streaming radio requires is a mildly decent data connection.This means that even a decent dial-up connection is enough to handle the streaming data. In this day and age of high speed connections (even on mobile phones), the data rate is not a problem. The advent of mobile internet technology also means that Online music is now easily accessible from any part of any country. This brings us to another great feature of online radio. Your favorite radio station is now accessible from any part of the world. All you need to know is the URL of the website and that’s all there is to it.
Online radio is here to stay and it is only a matter of time before the traditional frequency based radio is retired for good.