Free to listen, ad supported music. Limited customization, but ultimate discovery! Both local and nationwide stations.
Most of the sites offer free accounts to further personalize your experience. However, you should be able to listen without one.
Also, some of these sites may offer premium accounts for more options and commercial free listening. These extras are not necessary, but it is nice to have options.
Top Pick For Free Radio
iHeartRadio: Available online and with apps. “iHeartRadio is the only music app that features thousands of the country’s best live radio stations AND custom artist stations you control.” – iHeartRadio About.
AccuRadio: “Better Radio for your workday” – AccuRadio motto.
Jango: “A free custom radio that plays what you like to hear. Jango is all about making online music easy and fun – a free online music streaming service that allows you to create custom radio stations. You choose your favorite band or singer and Jango will start playing music from that and other similar artists…” – Jango FAQ Also has IOS and Android free apps.
NPR -Music: Radio stations 24/7. Couldn’t leave NPR out of the list.
Radio-Locator: Radio station search engine.
Radionomy: “Radionomy is a free groundbreaking platform that is changing the way people from around the world create, discover, and listen to Internet radio. Radionomy provides everyone from artist and celebrities to professional broadcasters and music lovers with the tools and infrastructure to create, broadcast, promote and monetize their own online radio stations completely free of charge.” – Radionomy Group page.
Stitcher Radio: Free radio shows for online streaming. App is also available for free.
Streema: Search and listen to radio stations. The website and apps for Streema, are simple to use. The stations are tagged with words such as ‘News’, ‘Sports’, ‘Pop’, etc.