For Aol Subscribers

  1. You all probably already know this, but if you don't , I want to share it.
    I was in the process of cancelling AOL for another IN provider, when I discovered AOL RADIO.
    I checked it out, it offers more than 160 stations,
    when you click on, the left side has categories of music,
    when you click on one, the pop-down thingie shows a lot more choices within the category.
    As I write this, I'm listening to movie scores, had it on for about 4 hours...COOL.

    Prior to that, "breakin up songs" and "one hit wonders". LOL

    Check it out if you aren't familiar with it, I'm keeping AOL just for the music....no commercials or talking.
    And it plays while you are on ALLnurses or In your e-mail.

    I am really thrilled with the great variety of music I am
    enjoying, music I would never have found or even knew existed.

    I'll bet Ted is miles ahead of me on this.....
    I never did check out the sites he referred us to......

    Some of the choices is music from other countries.......
    That's it....
    Maybe you can access it from other IN providers...
    I am internet challenged.....
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   H ynnoD
    Netscape Browsers Have It Also.You can also go to AOL and use the radio even if their not your Provider.Never had AOL,only heard bad thing about Them.I use SBC/Yahoo DSL.Had DSL for about 3 years now.Would only change to cable if I was going to change.
  4. by   Mkue
    I have AOL but have never used the radio. thanks for letting me know

    I'm definately going to check it out
  5. by   passing thru
    Donny, for an internet challenged person like me, are you speakin da english?
    Thanks for lettin me know about being able to access it without having them as my provider. I will probably carry on with my cancelling.........as I can always resume if I don't find someone I like more.
    You'll enjoy it , Marie.
  6. by   aimeee
    Unfortunately, if you're still in the dark ages with dial up service, you can't use it.
  7. by   passing thru
    I think I have dial -up service. Is dial-up service where, when I arrive at a new locale, I just type in the area code and it gives me the local telephone #'s to choose from for my telephone/modem connection? That's what I have.
  8. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Originally posted by aimeee
    Unfortunately, if you're still in the dark ages with dial up service, you can't use it.
    It's not so much being in the dark ages but living in BFE in the m odern world and being told that you are inelegable for satellite/broadband/dsl service in your area (funny......I have direct tv.....cable doesn't come to BFE either..... ) However, you can use those radio features even with dial up. The key is that your modem needs to connect to the server at a certain speed for it to connect, load and buffer the channels without a "break" in the music.....The short of it.....dial up user?? No problem! Still can use. And passig thru, yes....that would be dial up you have! I am glad I am not the only one with dial up these days :chuckle
  9. by   twarlik
    Launchcast is even better than the AOL service. It allows you to create a customized radio station. You rate artists, albums and genres and then it plays music for you based on these preferences. I've been using it for a couple of years and just love it. Unfortunately, it is best with DSL or a cable connection. You dial-up folks may be out of luck.
  10. by   passing thru
    I don't want nuthin' I have to pay MORE $$$$$$$$$$$ for....
    Don't want no caller ID..........
    Don't want no call waiting, and all that stuff
    Don't want no cell phone..................
    Don't want no cable on my t.v....................not even basic

    Dont want no DSL............................................... ....
    I DO like my DVD player....and digital camera..............................not totally technologically hopeless
  11. by   kids
    passing_thru:

    Girl you have NO idea what you are missing by passing on the DSL...web pages load so fast you can feel a breeze!

    I had to use a dial up a while back and thought I was going to die of old age before the pages loaded.

    Untamed: Good grief, what 3rd world country do you live in? I know Egypt is remote but they gotta have DSL My BIL lives in North Pole, Alaska and he can get broad band (cable).
    Last edit by kids on Jun 11, '03
  12. by   H ynnoD
    After using DSL for 3 years,I used someone elses computor with Dial-up helping them to fix a problem.Really sucked!Hope I never have to do that again....
  13. by   plumrn
    This is great! Love listening while I'm surfing. Thanks for pointing it out!
  14. by   passing thru
    You're welcome, plum. I love it too.

    What I really love are all the choices,......types of music I would never be able to find on the radio...
    And kinds of music I do not get the chance to "sample" anywhere else...not at the music store...that's for sure..The radio for all its' stations, really just has a 1/2 dozen kinds of music.....
    1.country
    2. rap
    3. rock / classic rock
    4. one classical music station
    5. oldies

    that's it, for the most part.

    This AOL radio is awesome in its variety.....even a childrens music category....

    The jazz category is great. I love the English artists...bluegrass...
    movie songs....movie scores....
    The Titanic score is great listening, and of course , most movie scores we are not even aware of in movies.....
    I like the Cinncinnati station - - several of America's most famous and popular stations are available for listening.

    I'll bump this up in case someone missed it that might be interested.

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