The “spinning now” thread mentioned a couple of good internet stations, but thought it might be fun to have a thread focusing on cool radio streams. Also, Roon now makes it easier to add stations to your library. (You can browse and search, but you can also paste the stream’s URL into Roon to add the station.)
Bonus points for hi-res FLAC streams!
I’ll start with a well-known one as the anchor, Radio Paradise.
Here’s a FLAC 44.1kHz station I enjoy:
http://mscp2.live-streams.nl:8100/flac.flac - HiOnline - various different times of day
And a couple of lower bitrate, though decent sounding eclectic stations:
http://stream0.wfmu.org/freeform-best-available - WFMU
http://peridot.streamguys.com:7520/sgplayer-mp3 - Planet Pootwaddle
Good thread idea; thank you.
Here’s a long list of steams ‘found’ over the past couple of years. Now that Roon Live Radio is live, this thread is destined to die but there are some gems buried amongst the many posts.
With Roon 1.2 users will be able to add Internet Radio as a source by entering the URL of an MP3 or AAC stream (or a TuneIn web page). Many stations have multiple streams of varying quality. This thread is for people to swap info for favourite...
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Oh, one of my fave stations is KGSR out of Austin TX.
Haven’t listened in a while, but it looks like they’ve changed their name to Austin City Limits Radio.
I’m away from my Roon server at the moment, but I think Roon accepts Tunein URLs. I’ll edit if need be.
MP3 320kb stream here:
i tried a few links from boot liquor, and this is the one that worked for me within Roon
WWOZ…New Orleans…for the music…
The greatest station in the nation!!
WNCW, Out of Spindale, NC. Excellent folk, acoustic, bluegrass, and jam mix of artists and songs
I find Jazz groove.org very fun to listen to. I likeThe “Laid back” jazz concept, all the songs played are real good songs. simple but good.
Radio paradise has CD quality too…
definitely one station to support with a donation from time to time…
KEWU-FM 89.5 MHz
Eastern Washington University
Nice high-quality feed (currently registering at 48 kHz/448 Kbps MPEG on the Auralic Lightning app).
Do you have a direct stream url?
Sorry, I cannot find anything other than the above link (I checked the Auralic app, and while KEWU is built-in, there does not appear to be a way to access the underlying stream url).
For KEWU, that link seems to work within Roon (at least it did for me).
This main page has a couple other links, but they appear to be files: