Many radios all over the world are streaming live over the Internet.
Each of them have one or several URLs. I am looking for a curated dataset of these streams.


  • Name of the radio (ex: ar:راديو هلا: هلا أخبار , en:Radio Hala)
  • URL(s) of the stream (ex: http://mp3hdfm32.hala.jo:8132)
  • (Optional) Bandwidth(s) (ex: 128kbps)
  • (Optional) Genre (ex: All-news)
  • (Optional) Official website (ex: http://www.hala.jo)
  • (Optional) Place where the radio's main studio is (ex: 31.962021, 35.940223)
  • (Optional) URL to the logo of the radio (ex: http://www.hala.jo/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/hala-logo-retina.png)


  • Bonus for any further curated data like wiki description or even aggregated ratings.
  • The database must be reusable.
  • Both established brick-and-airwaves radios and Internet-only radios are welcome.
  • I take it things like shoutcast.com have overly restrictive licensing terms (although shoutcast's itself seems pretty open)?
    – user3856
    Commented Sep 23, 2015 at 2:22
  • @BarryCarter: Shoutcast license says "nonexclusive, nontransferable, non-sublicensable, revocable" which is the opposite of open, unfortunately.
    – Nicolas Raoul
    Commented Sep 24, 2015 at 6:43
  • Streeamfinder is another commericial API option streamfinder.com/internet-radio-api
    – philshem
    Commented Jul 29, 2016 at 18:33

2 Answers 2


The site radio-browser.info might be what you look for. It is a community-curated, public domain dedicated collection of radio streams from all over the world. As of July 2016, it contains just over 4700 stations.

radio-browser.info station list

For each stream, it offers the fields:

  • name
  • stream URL
  • stream type (codec, bitratea)
  • station homepage URL
  • country, state
  • language
  • favicon, image
  • arbitrary number of tags (musical genres, or news, ...)

This data is accessible through

  • a webpage GUI for exploring the database,
  • daily dumps of its MariaDB,
  • a documented web API that delivers JSON or XML for HTTP requests, or
  • several plugins or mobile apps that use the API.
    I found out about this site through the Android app RadioDroid.

There is a (short) list of Creative-Commons friendly Internet Radio Stations. This meets your license criteria but not the global scope you are probably hoping for. In this list you have a short meta-data description and also URLs. Like all things open and wiki, this list can and should be expanded by the community.

Name: The Radio CC
Language: German/Deutsch 
Main URL: http://www.the-radio.cc
Radio URL: http://s.the-radio.cc
Content Directory: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/The_Radio_CC

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