Article Contents:


Connecting:  
1. How do I listen to radio stations over the internet?
2. How much does streaming radio cost me (or my boss)?
3. Help! I cannot connect. What should I do?
4. Help! Station (name) isn't streaming. Can you fix it?

Submissions:
5. Can you include my station's details?
6. Can you update my station's details?
7. Where has station (insert name) gone?
8. What are your advertising rates?
9. Will you play my music?
 
Context:
10. Do you work in the radio industry?
11. Why do you operate this website?
12. Can you pass on a message to (name) at station (call sign) please?
13. I heard something offensive! How do I complain?
14. How are Australian call signs assigned?

Technical:
15. Can you help my radio station operate a live stream?


1. How do I listen to radio stations over the internet?

Simply click on the icons (Windows Media Player, Winamp or RealPlayer) beside each station name, and a stream will start broadcasting to your computer. If you receive error messages, please read the How to Tune In  tutorial.

2. How much does streaming radio cost me (or my boss)?

Listening to live radio broadcasts from this website is free. However, internet access isn't.

If you have an internet access plan with a download limit, listening to live radio will consume some of your credit. The cost is therefore a reflection of the cost of your internet access plan. Because different stations stream at different bitrates, there is no simple rule for calculating how much one hour's listening will consume in megabytes.

If you're listening from a workplace, then your employer will be paying. I suggest you consult your company's computer policy documents to determine if your employer will allow you to stream radio at work.

3. Help! It isn't working. What should I do?

Check the obvious and ensure that your speakers are turned on and that your sound card is working properly.

If you're at work and cannot connect, you might be behind a firewall which blocks internet streams. If you're unsure, speak to your site's computer technician.

If this all appears okay, next check that the station is still broadcasting online. This site lists all Australian stations which either currently broadcast or have done so recently. Stations come online or go offline all the time, so if you're unsure, check with the station.

If you find any 'dead links', please let me know. The easiest way to locate a station's website is to click on the name of the station listed on this site.

4. Help! Station (name) isn't streaming. Can you fix it?

If a station has ceased streaming, it will be deleted from this website. Such decisions to stream (or cease streaming) lie with the radio station concerned, and enquries should be directed to individual broadcasters. A link to each station's website is provided under the "On-Air name".

5. Can you include my station's details?

If you run a licensed terrestrial broadcast station within the Commonwealth of Australia (or its territories) and offer free internet streaming, I'd love to add your station. Listing is free.

To make submission easier, please send me a message with:
  • Your official station callsign (as approved by the ACMA) eg: 4XYZ
  • Your "On-Air name" eg: Cool Radio FM
  • Your broadcast frequency  eg: 104.3 MHz
  • Your stream link  eg: mms://mysite.com/stream/stream.pl
  • Your location  eg: Smithtown, Queensland
  • Your genre  eg: Classical music
If your station does not offer streaming or requires payment for access, your station cannot be listed at this time.

6. Can you update my station's details?

Suree! Please send me a message with your updated details.

7. Where has station (insert name) gone?

Sometimes stations decided to cease online streaming. If you have any questions about that, please contact the station directly.

8. What are your advertising rates?

This website simply provides links to Australian terrestrial radio stations that broadcast over the internet. This website does not act as an agent for any of them. If you want to advertise, please contact the station directly.

This website does not take advertising, so such requests will be refused.

9. Will you play my music?
 
This website simply provides links to Australian terrestrial radio stations that broadcast over the internet. This website does not act as an agent for any of them. If you want your music played on the radio, please contact stations directly.

10. Do you work in the radio industry?

Short answer: No. Long answer: No.

11. Why do you operate this website?

Back in 2001, when this website was started, there was not a comprehensive directory on the internet of all the Australian stations which broadcast online. This is still largely the case today, and I thought it would be a great service for the radio listening public.

Judging from the heavy site traffic, I think I am right.

If you want to let me know what you think of the site, please contact me.

12. Can you pass on a message to (name) at station (call sign) please?

I cannot pass on messages to individuals in the radio industry.

13. I heard something offensive! How do I complain?

If you heard objectionable or offensive material on one of the radio station streams, you need to file a complaint to the station directly, outlining the nature of your complaint. If you do not receive a satisfactory response, please contact the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

14. How are Australian call signs assigned?

Please refer to my page about Australian call signs.

15. Can you help my radio station operate a live stream?

No, I cannot.  You need to contact a streaming services provider, such as ShoutCast, Conexim or WebCentral.
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