Of all the wonderful things the internet allows us to do, one of the best is how it connects us to different parts of the planet. It is essentially a portal to different cultures, lifestyles and, of course, musical tastes around the world.
One popular method to virtually travel around the world in the comforts of your home is via internet radio. With it, you can listen in to what's happening on the other side of the planet with a single click of your mouse. No station scanning, no antenna fussing, no static - it is world radio at your fingertips.
If you want to sample what the world's radio stations have to offer, here's a free and lightweight internet radio player we found that you can try right now.
Free, internet radio player
This app works only on PCs. If you're a Mac user looking for a similar tool, scroll to the end. We've got you covered.
Screamer Radio is free, simple and easy-to-use internet radio player that features tons of global stations right off the bat. From talk radio to rock music, Screamer Radio's listening options go far and wide.
You can listen to BBC, Czech, Magyar, Polish and a vast selection of other European, Australian, and U.S. radio stations.
Do you want your daily dose of comedy? Screamer Radio has The Comedy Channel. How about Country Music? Or maybe Pop music? Screamer Radio has those too, and then some. You can sort and search through the stations via tags so you can zero in on a genre in seconds.
Its interface is clean and simple. You get your play/resume, stop and volume controls, a list of the available stations and an information box about the currently playing station. That's it!
Screamer Radio is light on your computer resources too and better yet, it is ad-free!
Just install it, fire it up and you'll have instant access to hundreds of radio stations worldwide.
You can even have your own Favorite list of stations so you'll have them ready for your listening pleasure each time you open the program.
Ready for a light and easy internet radio player? Click here or the download button below to get Screamer Radio for Windows now.
Global radio player for Mac and PC users
Mac users, we haven't forgotten about you. Check out web-based Radio.Garden, a little-known gem of a free source of radio content. The site was founded in 2016 and since then, it's added thousands of live AM and FM radio stations from all over the world. Best of all, the site is secure (always check for an https: URL), and there's no need to create an account.
On your first visit, you'll see a prompt to start playing. Go ahead and press play; we checked it and it is safe. If you've got location services enabled on your browser, Radio Garden will take you to a local radio station. Click and drag the satellite image of the globe and visit cities all over the world. Anywhere you see a green dot, you'll find a station streaming now. If your favorite radio station isn't featured, there's an option on Radio.Garden's website to request it to be added.
The screenshot above shows the satellite view over Phoenix, home of The Kim Komando Show. You can listen to KTAR, which airs Kim's radio show every Sunda at 4 p.m. Arizona time. Check our station finder to find out where and when you can listen to Kim's show, or scroll down to learn how you can become a member of Kim's Club and stream it any time, plus enjoy other members-only benefits.
Listen to The Kim Komando Show online, anytime
Members of Kim's Club get perks that no one else gets:
- Watch her show live online, as it's recorded.
- Enjoy behind-the-scenes stories and banter between Kim and the Komando staff.
- Listen to all three hours of the radio show anytime, anywhere.
- Get access to exclusive, ad-free content.
- Be a priority caller and join live chats during the show.
- Visit the Komando studio when you're in Phoenix.
Get radio broadcasts on Alexa, Siri and Google Home
If you have one of the popular home assistants, you can listen to radio through your Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo, and Google Home.