All these cool streaming Music 2.0 sites are nice, but they don’t let you listen to local radio stations in Burnley or Stoke, do they? Well, a new site called Radiopaq does. Yes, of course it’s in beta…
It’s pretty cool though. It aggregates thousands of radio stations from the UK and elsewhere, as well as podcasts, and lets you stream them through the website, with no downloadable client needed. Oh, and it’s free to use, with RSS news feeds included too. There don’t appear to be any adverts on there right now, so it’s unclear what the business model is, but perhaps that’ll become evident in time.
They’re adding new stations and podcasts every day too. It doesn’t work on Macs yet, although a version is under development. Meanwhile, if you’re using the Firefox browser on a PC, you’ll need to make sure you have the Windows Media and Real Audio Player browser plug-ins installed.