Ultra-low bandwidth Internet Radio

518_WXYE-FM_Rick_R_Rockwood_aka_Mason_and_Burnett_I’m listening to Jungletrain.net as I write this posting. It’s a 24kbps internet drum & bass music station, which, judging by my calculations consumes about 43mb per half-hour. Affordable I guess if you have broadband (1.0) and it is available for “free” from the Apple Itunes music store.

There was a time back in the day, when this kind of thing was strictly speaking, illegal. Now it just costs cents. If you want that pirate flavour, then hop over to http://www.pirateradionetwork.com/

or try


both sites have low and ultra-low frequencies. Bits that kindle the spirit of ham radio while providing much needed relief from commercial radio ventures that may come in higher fidelity, but consume a lot more of you valuable cap.

  1. see this is just 20 Kbps !

  2. Thank you.

  3. Thank you for this post :.. I will try these sites! I only have a 10 GB monthly quota! 🙁

    1. Moa’, I have a 10Gb quota too! What kind of work do you do, and where abouts are you from?

      1. Hi Dan,

        I am from Jordan, Middle East. I am an intern (training doctor). I think that I made this comment in your Blog as I was searching for how much download does listening to radio over the internet consume. I started learning German then and wanted to listen to German radio stations. But at the end, I found that it consumes a lot of download. At the end, I resolved it by buying a satellite. I wrote a post to summarize my experience here: amanfrommoab.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/german-channels-on-hotbird-13-e-learning-german-via-satellite

        Thanks for the nice article.again.


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  5. kbps or kBps? I think it is 24 kbps which means about 11 MegaBytes/hour

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