Surf the Web Media - Audio - Web sites for browsing Internet content

Listen to on-demand and streaming audio; these links guide you to online audio archives and sites where music, radio programs or spoken word content is available. You can access audio books, podcasts, radio stations, international broadcasters, and radio networks. Obtain audio software. The entries at the end are direct links to Web sites I use often to locate radio shows, streaming music, and archived audio files.
  • Audio Books: a list of sites that collect and organize audio books; spoken performances of written fiction or non-fiction published books, public talks or performances of books or related to books or authors
  • Audio Archives: audio archives; these sites collect and organize archives of sound files and archives of old broadcast radio programs
  • Podcasts: serial audio content; created by Net users; podcasts are simply audio files that are offered as they are produced; you can download the files and listen to archived episodes of a particular series
  • Audio Directories: find radio stations with Web sites; many stream their radio broadcasts over the Internet so that you can listen online
  • Audio Portals: major audio streaming content providers; these include streaming music of all kinds
  • Audio International: world-wide broadcasters; these sites represent international radio broadcasters; in most cases, these are the official government-run national radio services that stream content online in addition to providing short-wave or other means of broadcast
  • Audio Networks: larger radio broadcast networks; these are some of the larger radio broadcast networks, primarily in the United States; most distribute content as live streaming audio or podcasts on the Internet in addition to over-the-air broadcasting through local affiliate radio stations
  • Software: Audio software commonly used; in order to hear audio on your computer, weather streaming or from files, you'll need audio player software
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  • Radiotime: directory of radio stations and audio streaming links worldwide; browse stations by geographic location or station format (music, talk, sports); links to live streams where available; includes licensed over-the-air stations, HD radio feeds, and Internet-only stations; excellent, simple, clean design makes this site a pleasure to use
  • Live365: World's Largest Internet Radio Network; streaming audio network; members create their own stations; also some professional broadcasters use these streams to deliver content; wide range of content--over 7,000 broadcasters in over 250 genres from over 150 countries; ad-supported, but VIP membership available and some VIP-only stations; free membership required for extended listening; royalties for the music played are paid to artists and music publishers through royalty collection groups such as ASCAP and BMI
  • Archive: Internet Archive-Audio section; contains archived audio and MP3 files; over 700,000 digital items including music, spoken voice, performances, radio, and more; part of the Internet Archive, an Internet library offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital form
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