Radio was supposed to die when movies came along. It was supposed to die when television came along. It was supposed to die with records, cassette tapes, CDs, and the internet came along. Radio is still here, and depending upon what you listen to, better than ever because the selection is no longer limited to where you live. Radio is everywhere, thanks to the internet.
Bits Is Bits
Where Carol and I are from there are dozens of local and nearby radio stations to listen to, night or day, all over the air. But wherever you are, if you have a decent internet connection, you can list to many thousands of stations by using a streaming radio station app like Soriko Radio.
This inexpensive Mac apps gives you the option of searching all over the world for streaming internet radio stations and all you need is a Mac, internet, and the ability to point and click.
Find a station, add it to the list, click to play.
Soriko Radio features simple controls; a volume control, and an option to open songs in iTunes. It also lets you discover radio stations in other countries (United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy and Austria, or any other country with just the station’s streaming URL).
While the Mac versions’s price tag is just a few bucks, the iOS version of Soriko Radio is free (with an in-app upgrade to Premium).
I’m not sure of the value, but the iOS version has a Watch app, too, so you can poke listen to any stream radio station– on your Watch. The iOS version also supports AirPlay so you can stream a station to your television.
The many and varied applications for internet radio streaming tell me that radio isn’t dead. It has adapted. Again. What’s missing in Soriko Radio is the same feature that very few streaming radio apps have– a timeshiftimg recorder that records a station for playback later in iTunes.