7 Best Online Radio Stations To Try in 2022 by Jared Jaureguy

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The advent of music streaming services opened up more ways than ever before for music lovers to listen to their favorite tunes. Now, the classic radio format has come to the internet. These are some of the best online radio stations to try in 2022.

1. KEAN 105.1 FM: Texas‘ Best Country Music Station

Whether you are looking for 90s country music or the latest chart-toppers, this country station has something for everyone. This Texas-based station employs several DJs who select a mix of country music for listeners. The shows for the week are posted on the station’s website. You’ll find music from big stars, such as Kenny Chesney, Rodney Atkins, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban. You can listen in your web browser or download the station’s mobile app for your iOS or Android device.

2. WLTW 106.7 Lite FM: New York’s Best Variety Radio Station

This station owned by iHeartMedia is one of the top-rated stations in New York. They play a mix of pop, dance, disco, rock, punk, R&B, new wave and other genres from the ’80s to today. Typical artists include George Michael, Wham!, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Tears for Fears, Camila Cabello, No Doubt and Duran Duran. With an iHeartRadio subscription, you can replay songs from your favorite radio stations or save them to your playlist. You can listen to this station in your web browser or on the iHeartRadio mobile app.

3. Cinemix: A Radio Station for Movie Soundtracks

If you love movie soundtracks, Cinemix is the perfect station for you. It is ad-supported and free to listen to. Soundtracks featured on the station include Bicentennial Man, Supernatural, Guardians of the Galaxy, Lost, Last Chance Harvey, Call the Midwife and War for the Planet of the Apes. With a VIP membership, you can access the 20 most recently played songs. You can also request or dedicate songs. You can listen on the web or your Android, iOS or Windows 8 mobile devices.

4. NSB Radio: The Internet’s Best Party Radio Station

This London-based station is one of the best for lovers of dubstep, dance, house and techno music. The station features a live daily broadcast and listeners can make song requests, ask for shout-outs and chat with other listeners. You can listen on their website or the TuneIn app.

5. Radio Santa Claus: Christmas Music All Year Round

If 12 months is too long to wait for more Christmas music, this station based in Santa Claus Village in Finland plays Christmas music all year long. The station features classics and modern tunes from artists such as Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Colbie Caillat, Blake Shelton, Dean Martin, Andrea Bocelli, children’s choirs and Sara Bareilles. You can listen on the web or the station’s mobile app for Android phones.

6. Relax FM: The Best Radio Station for Relaxing Music

This Moscow, Russia station plays instrumental, English and foreign music to relax. It is split into multiple channels, such as Relax Life, Relax Latino and Relax Nature. You can listen on the web or the radio.net app.

7. SomaFM: Internet Radio for Awesome Indie Music

SomaFM is one of the best places to discover new indie music. All of the songs it plays are handpicked by DJs. The station features artists such as Amanda Cadore, Aloha, Carroll, Paranoids, Violents and Monica Martin, Alvvays, Beck and Neko Case. You can find all of the artists the station has played in the past two weeks along with links to their tracks on Amazon. They also have other channels for ambient electronic, holiday, early 2000s classics and experimental space music. You can stream the station from the web or on the station’s iOS, Android or Windows app. You can also find SomaFM on the TuneIn app.

If you are looking for some new music to try out in 2022, these seven stations are a great place to start. No matter what your favorite genre is, there is something out there for you to love.