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 devices. 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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radiotoday.co.uk - 18.07.2019
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radiotoday.co.uk - 17.07.2019
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radiotoday.co.uk - 16.07.2019
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radiotoday.co.uk - 15.07.2019
Jennifer Reoch joins Heart Scotland for Drive
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radiotoday.co.uk - 12.07.2019
BBC Radio 1 to air new chart programme on Sunday afternoons
A new show, The Official Chart: First Look, is being introduced to BBC Radio 1 in the historic Sunday afternoon chart countdown slot. The programme will be live from the BBC in Salford and produced by MediaCityUK-based indie Audio Always, each Sunday from 6pm till 7pm. The Official Chart: First Look will launch on July 14th hosted by Cel Spellman and Katie Thistleton, focussing on the Top 20 biggest tracks from data collected on Friday and Saturday, with the Top 10 played in full.More >>
radiotoday.co.uk - 10.07.2019
Ofcom throws out complaints about Heart’s format
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radiotoday.co.uk - 09.07.2019
Geoff Lloyd interviews Ed Miliband for Union JACK
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radiotoday.co.uk - 08.07.2019
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