Radio 99 Luftballons

Internet radio services are usually accessible from anywhere in the world with a suitable internet connection available; one could, for example, listen to an Australian station from Europe and America. This has made internet radio particularly suited to and popular among expatriate listeners.

Nevertheless, some major networks like TuneIn Radio, CBS Radio, Pandora Radio, iHeartRadio and Citadel Broadcasting (except for news/talk and sports stations) in the United States, and Chrysalis in the United Kingdom, restrict listening to in-country due to music licensing and advertising issues.

Internet radio is also suited to listeners with special interests that are often not adequately served by local radio stations.

History

Internet radio was pioneered by Carl Malamud. In 1993, Malamud launched “Internet Talk Radio” which was the “first computer-radio talk show, each week interviewing a computer expert.”. The first Internet concert was broadcast on June 24, 1993 by the band Severe Tire Damage.

In November 1994, a Rolling Stones concert was the “first major cyberspace multicast concert.” Mick Jagger opened the concert by saying, “I want to say a special welcome to everyone that’s, uh, climbed into the Internet tonight and, uh, has got into the M-bone. And I hope it doesn’t all collapse.”

Listening

Internet radio is typically listened to on a standard home PC or similar device, through an embedded player program located on the respective station’s website. In recent years, dedicated devices that resemble and offer the listener a similar experience to a traditional radio receiver have arrived on the market.

99 Luftballon

This is a station managed by Andy Renard. His vision about the station and the playlists are a bit odd. He only plays the music he likes. And he never looks at the charts or asks anyone what to play. All kind of music from all eras on this radio channel. It’s a perfect mix for everyday listening.

Andy may be an odd person but his taste in music is superb.

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