Who doesn’t have the internet? Obviously you do. You probably have it on your computer, your smartphone, your tablet, your telly, your mp3 player and maybe even in your car. With the internet now reaching almost everywhere you go, www.radioplayer.co.uk, your new one-stop-shop for internet radio, is destined to be a big hit.

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Who doesn’t have the internet? Obviously you do. You probably have it on your computer, your smartphone, your tablet, your telly, your mp3 player and maybe even in your car. With the internet now reaching almost everywhere you go, www.radioplayer.co.uk, your new one-stop-shop for internet radio, is destined to be a big hit.

Back in the spring of 2009 the Radio Council was formed, a cross industry forum for strategic thinking for the future of radio. They came to the conclusion that online listening was currently difficult and hence unpopular. Due to the composition of the council, the radio site can now boast a full roster of stations from the BBC, Global, Guardian Media Group and the RadioCentre.

Whilst internet radio has existed for as long as I can remember, this one site brings it all together in a neatly packaged bundle. The user interface would undeniably make or break this site. Many of those currently out there have rather clunky means of navigation. Fortunately, the major pitfalls have been successfully avoided with Radioplayer and the interface flows seamlessly, having a quality of finish akin to those wonderful Apple folk. Young or old, this is easy to use.

You can now enjoy up to 228 different radio stations through the site. Bauer Media being the most recent to join. What’s more, this is not a restricted service, so any Ofcom regulated radio station that has a live internet feed is welcome to join.

Some of you smart so-and-so’s out there with you iPhones and iPads are probably thinking ‘whats the point of this? I have a radio app already that is pretty darn swanky and it lets me record‘. Well, that is a good thing, because Radioplayer is an embedded flash player – so it wouldn’t work for you anyway, although there are talks about an app being made already.

Apparently internet radio attracts 4.1 million listeners a week, a paltry 3% of all listeners. I would imagine that is about to change drastically! Go now and sample some music on Radio One, switch over for some Classical Tunes, stop to listen to the football on Radio 5 Live Sports, and then head over to TalkSport for post match analysis and discussion.

One question remains – what are you going to do with that damned DAB Digital Radio that was touted as ‘the future of radio’?

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