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Schedule grid
What's on now
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   ...non-music only
What's on now or soon
   ...music only
   ...non-music only
Advanced options

Programs by name
Programs by category
Programs by source

Stations by name
Stations by location
Stations by format
Stations by language
Advanced search

Podcast directory
Satellite radio

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New user info
Software downloads
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PublicRadioFan.com is edited by Kevin A. Kelly. This site and its database copyright © 2001-2014, Kevin A. Kelly (except for some BBC data: supported by backstage.bbc.co.uk).

New User Information

Quick start

To get started on PublicRadioFan.com, set your time zone, then use the main menu in the left column to navigate the site. Station names (with color backgrounds) link to online audio. Follow the (i) link next to any station or program to search our database for schedule listings and web links.

Later you can customize the site to fit your preferences such as favorite programs and stations.

Audio software downloads

Your computer probably already has the audio programs needed to listen to most audio streams; if not, they can be downloaded for free. Here are the several types of streams and the software needed for each.

format usage link extensions player download
[MP3] MP3 3000 streams .mp3, .pls, .m3u Winamp, iTunes, VLC, and others
[WM] Windows Media 1550 streams .asx, .wma, .wmv, .wax Windows Media Player
[aac+] aacPlus 525 streams .pls Winamp or VLC
[Real] Real Media 275 streams .ra, .ram, .rm, .rmm, .smi, .smil Real Player
[Flash] Flash Player 275 streams   Flash Player
[Ogg] Ogg Vorbis 125 streams .ogg, .pls Winamp or VLC
[QT] Quicktime 27 streams .mov, .qt iTunes or Quicktime Player


Setting preferences

Here are the things that you can customize on this site: The settings are stored locally by your web browser, using cookies. If you've disabled the cookies feature of your web browser, there is no way for the information to be retained (because PublicRadioFan.com doesn't keep any personal information about you and doesn't store your preferences).

Miscellaneous information

Color code: The background color of each audio link represents the station's geographic location, as follows:
USA Canada rest of Americas Europe Middle East/Africa Asia Pacific