I am just posting to follow this, as i'd like to know, too. I'd so so love to have my Pandora in my car, but, i don't.....i know there are some members here who seem to really know a lot about this stuff, hope they see this and give you some answers.
do you want internet radio, like Pandora or similar internet radios,
do you want a specific channel from some place out of your area?
I'm looking for a specific channel. I live in Illinois and listen to NPR but I liked the NPR station I listened to when I was in Wisconsin better. So I'm curious as to how to listen to Wisconsin NPR while in the care even though I'm in Illinois.
I only have standard boring AM/FM radio in my car (along with CD player & the option to play stuff from my iPod).
If you're bound & determined to listen to a certain station broadcasting on the internet, then your options may be limited. Have you considered getting a smartphone (with a great data plan), and using its internet browser to access your favorite station? If so, then it's probably a fairly simple thing to connect your phone to your car's radio (via cable or wireless connection).
My prius has pandora. It will hook up through your smartphone I think. I have not tried it, but on my apps screen, I see Pandora, weather and some other apps. you just have to start it before you start driving, because I cannot even put in an address to my GPS while I am driving, safety.
My car is equipped with Bluetooth, which enables me to hear phone calls and other audio from my phone through the car's speakers (my car is a 2008, I can only imagine how much more upgraded cars are nowadays, lol). So listening to radio stations from across the country in my car is normal for me (even living in NY, you get tired of the same old stations ). I use the iHeart radio app (it's free), it has a very nice selection of radio stations from around the country. I used to live in Central Florida a couple of years ago, and I regularly listen to a smooth jazz station I miss out of Orlando. Then at the flick of a button for kicks I can listen to a traditional Hawaiian music station out of Honolulu. It's really kinda surreal hearing Hawaiian DJs with the Empire State Building in your rear view mirror
For those of you that don't have Bluetooth-enabled audio in your car, you can get a good compact Bluetooth speaker with good audio. I recommend the JAM speaker, which I have and use at home but has good punch for a car. It's rechargeable, so you don't need to keep it plugged in, and the underneath has a rubber grip that looks like it could stay put on a dashboard. I have not tried it yet, but I think it could also fit in a cupholder. They are cute speakers, and come in different colors. See website below, but that's just for reference. I would buy it from Amazon or another retailer that sells them for much less than $49.99 (I think mine was @ $31 after applying a 20% off coupon at Bed Bath & Beyond).