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Programs for listening to radio

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Programs for listening to radio: If there is one thing you love to do, that is listening to the programs broadcast by your favorite radio stations. Despite the enormous popularity of music streaming services, even when you are in front of your trusted computer, you cannot resist the temptation to turn on the radio and listen to it. What would you say, then, to make your pastime a little more “technological” and find out how to listen to the radio on your PC using some software suitable for the purpose? I guarantee you that doing it is really simple.

If you give me a few minutes of your free time, I can list some excellent ones programs to listen to radio on Windows and macOS, thanks to which to listen to radios from every corner of the globe in a very simple way. At what price? Zero euro! The software in question, in fact, are all free. And not only that: if they do not satisfy you, I will report sites and apps that will allow you to listen to the main radio stations directly from your favorite browser or from your smartphone.

So, what do you think? Are you ready to get started? Yup? Perfect: make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to concentrate on reading the next lines and, after identifying the programs that are most suitable for you, follow my instructions to use them to the fullest. There is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and, above all, good listening!

Programs for listening to radio on PC

Let’s start by seeing immediately which ones are the best programs to listen to radio on PC. As already mentioned in the introduction of the post, there are many to choose from, all free. Have fun!

Good FM Radio (Windows 10)

Your PC is equipped with Windows 10? If so, I suggest you try the application Good FM Radio, which offers the possibility to listen to the main Italian and international radio stations easily and free of charge. Before explaining how it works, I would like to tell you that the application has advertising banners (not too invasive), which can be removed by signing up for a subscription, which starts from 1.49 euros / month or by paying € 19.99 one-time fee.

To use this application, visit the relevant page of Microsoft Store and click on the button Get, in order to start the download and installation. After completing this procedure, click the button Startto start it.

After installing and starting Good Radio FM, all you have to do is browse the list of the various stations available and click on thumbnail of what you want to hear. If you want to find a specific radio, however, you can search for it using the search bar located at the top right.

To save a radio as a favorite, click on the icon heart located at the bottom right. Your favorite radios will be easily accessible by clicking on the tab Favorite stationsup.

RarmaRadio (Windows)


Another Windows program that can come in handy for listening to online radios is RarmaRadio. This solution is also free and allows you to listen to radios from all over the world.

To download RarmaRadio on your PC, connect to his website and click on the button Download Now. When the download is complete, open the .exe file you have obtained and click on the button first Yup and then on OK And Forward.

Then put the check mark on the box I accept the terms of the license agreementclick the button again Forward four consecutive times and, to complete the setup, click on the buttons Install And end.

After installing and starting RarmaRadio, select the criteria for displaying the radio stations by clicking on one of the options on the left sidebar (eg. Kind, Network, Countryetc.), then double-click the radio name that you intend to hear. Alternatively, after selecting the name of the radio you are interested in, click on the button Listensplaced at the top.

RarmaRadio’s huge database includes multiple radio stations from almost all over the world. If you want to add a new one, just click on the button (+) Add stationlocated at the top left, and fill in the form in the window that opens, providing all the requested information in the appropriate text fields.

I also point out the function Registerwhich allows you to record in a rather simple way the radio programs being played: I told you about it in detail in this other guide.

Zapping Radio (macOS)

Zapping Radio

You have a Mac and would you like to know which program to use to listen to your favorite radio stations? Then I advise you to try Zapping Radio: an application that, as its name suggests, allows you to “zap” between Italian and international radios in a very simple way. The application is free, but I also point out the possibility of purchasing its paid version which, at a cost of 5.99 euros, also allows you to listen to audiobooks and podcasts.

To download Zapping Radio, go to This Page and click on the button View in the Mac App Store. At this point, in the Mac App Store open, click on the buttons Get And Install and wait for the download and installation of the application to complete. If necessary, verify your identity by entering the Apple ID password or Touch ID.

When the operation is complete, start the program. Recall, therefore, its main window (by clicking on the icon representing the “Z” located in the macOS menu bar), scroll through the list of available stations and click on thumbnail of one of them, to start playing it.

To search for a specific station, use the instead search field at the top, while to find the radio of another country click on the tab Countries and select the continent and the country of the issuer of your interest.

Programs for listening to Internet radio

Listen to Internet radio

Don’t you like the idea of ​​installing programs on your computer? No problem: in reality, just open any web browser and connect to the sites of the main radio stations, to be able to listen to them in streaming. Alternatively, the related apps can be installed on smartphones and tablets. Here are some examples.

  • RAI Radio 1, Radio 2 and Radio 3 – you can listen to Rai radio stations from their respective web pages linked below: Radio 1, Radio 2 And Radio 3. Through the RaiPlay Radio app, available for Android And iOSyou can listen to them from mobile instead.
  • RTL 102.5 – if you want to listen to one of the most popular and listened radio stations in Italy, all you have to do is connect to its website or use its official app for Android And iOS.
  • RDS – another leading station on the Italian radio scene, which you can listen to through his official website and its app for Android And iOS.
  • Radio DeeJay – the radio conceived by Claudio Cecchetto, led by Linus, is one of the most listened to in Italy. You can listen to his programs by connecting to his website or by using its app for Android And iOS. More info here.
  • Radio Capital – if you are a regular user of this other well-known radio station, you can connect to his website or open its app for Android And iOS, in order to listen to their programs in streaming. More info here.
  • Radio Italy – if you are a fan of Italian music, this is undoubtedly one of your favorite radio stations, since it broadcasts “only Italian music“. You can listen to its programs in streaming by connecting to his website or via its app for Android And iOS.
  • Radio Kiss Kiss – the well-known radio broadcaster based in Naples, allows you to listen to its programs through its website and its app for Android And iOS.
  • R101 – this famous general radio broadcaster, formerly known as Radio Milano Internationalcan be heard through his website and its app for Android And iOS.
  • Virgin Radio – the issuer note, owned by RadioMediasetallows you to listen to its programs via website and app for Android And iOS.
  • Radio Subasio – this radio station, which focuses entirely on the diffusion of pop music, can be listened to by yours website and via the official app for Android And iOS.
  • Sports Radio – radio station which, as its name can easily guess, mainly deals with sports. It can be heard from his website and via its official app for Android And iOS.
  • Radio 24 – the radio station of the _Group 24 ORE_ can be listened to through his website and its app for Android And iOS.

App to listen to radio

TuneIn Radio

You want to listen to your favorite radio stations directly from smartphone or tablet? In addition to making use of the official apps of the latter (which I have already linked in the previous chapter), you can use the following app to listen to radio. I’m sure you’ll find them just as useful for switching between radio stations.

  • TuneIn Radio (Android/iOS) – it is a free app that allows you to listen to Italian and international radio stations, selecting them according to your musical tastes. By subscribing to its Premium version, which starts at € 6.99 / month, it is possible to remove advertising and access advanced functions.
  • myTuner Radio (Android/iOS) – this app, characterized by a minimal and well-organized user interface, allows you to listen to national and international radios for free. To remove the advertising banners present in its free version and to have the equalizer, you need to make an in-app purchase of € 3.49.
  • Radio Italy FM (Android/iOS) – if you are a lover of “made in Italy” music, this is the app for you, as it allows you to listen exclusively to the programs of Italian radio stations. To remove the advertising banners present in it, you need to make an in-app purchase of € 1.09.

If you want more information on how to listen to the radio on smartphones and tablets using the aforementioned apps, all you have to do is take a look at the in-depth analysis that I have just linked to you