Internet Radio: Radio Active

Top 40 rules the airwaves, but there's an Internet station for every earthly genre of music. Log on, and listen to the planet

The radio is in the hands of such a lot of fools trying to anaesthetize the way that you feel. --Elvis Costello, Radio Radio

At some point or another, everyone thinks about taking a baseball bat to the radio. There's nothing on the air, goes the traditional gripe, aside from the latest flavor of mainstream pop, hard rock and hip-hop. It's a sterile teenage wasteland spanning the dial, disrupted only by the odd college station and NPR.

For the answer to that plaint, put down the bat and turn to the computer. Internet radio offers continuous treams of music, and other...

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