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ANONRADIO (formerly SDF Radio) is a streaming "internet radio station".

To see the program schedule, visit http://anonradio.net

To Listen to ANONRADIO

The easiest way to start listening is to visit http://anonradio.net/listen in your web browser, and launch the web player.

Alternatively, you can use your favorite media player to open the live stream at http://anonradio.net:8000/anonradio

Don't know how to do that? Fear not! Below are instructions for how to do that with some popular media players.

On Windows

VLC media player (http://videolan.org)

  1. File -> Open Network
  2. enter: http://anonradio.net:8000/anonradio

To get around occasional drops in the stream which may occur when DJs/programs are changing, select Playback -> Repeat One.


On Linux or BSD

VLC media player (http://videolan.org)

Using the GUI:

  1. Go to Media → Open Network Stream
  2. Enter the address http://anonradio.net:8000/anonradio and press the Play button

Using the ncurses interface ("nvlc"):

  1. Press P to show the playlist screen.
  2. Press A to add an item to the playlist
  3. Enter http://anonradio.net:8000/anonradio in the "Open:" field and press Enter

Or, if you start VLC from the command line, you can specify the stream to open:

$ vlc "http://anonradio.net:8000/anonradio"

mplayer (https://www.mplayerhq.hu)

At your shell, type:

$ mplayer http://anonradio.net:8000/anonradio

mpv (http://mpv.io)

This one's a little different — wait, no it's not. At your shell, type:

$ mpv "http://anonradio.net:8000/anonradio"

ncmpcpp (http://rybczak.net/ncmpcpp/)

  1. In ncmpcpp, press 2 to access playlists
  2. Press a to add a station.
  3. Add http://anonradio.net:8000/anonradio and press enter.

SoX (http://sox.sourceforge.net)

At the shell:

$ play -t mp3 http://anonradio.net:8000/anonradio.m3u 

note: the play command is part of the SoX program.

To make it more useful for ANONRADIO use, it's helpful to put it into a shell script like so:

#  anonradio - streams SDF ANONradio via sox(1);
#  retries automatically if stream dropped
if [ -x $(which sox) ]; then
  trap 'printf "\n anonradio stream terminated... \n" && exit 0' 2
  while [ 1 ]
    do clear
    printf "\nSDF ANONradio - http://anonradio.net - ^C to cancel\n"
    sox -V0 -t mp3 http://anonradio.net:8000/anonradio.m3u -d
    sleep 10
  echo 'sox(1) not found or not executable - exiting...'
  exit 1
exit 0

The above script will automatically reconnect to the anonradio stream if it gets dropped due to a DJ change or network abberation. Stream is terminated using the CNTL+C keys. See the sox(1) manpage for the full list of options.


To become a DJ, first you must subscribe to the anonradio-l mailing list by sending an email to majordomo@sdf.org that says:

subscribe anonradio-l

Then, send a message to the list and introduce yourself. Tell us about the show you want to do, and request a time-slot — for the current schedule, just visit anonradio.net. When you are ready to stream and your show has been scheduled, you will be given a username, password, mountpoint and server name to stream your show to. Scheduled shows are automatically switched-in by the server.

Here are some instructions for setting-up streaming to ANONRADIO:

On Windows

We don't seem to have any DJs running Windows. Can you help write this section?


There is an SDF tutorial for setting-up Nicecast with iTunes / Skype / whatever else, all with voice-over capability here: http://sdf.org/?tutorials/anonradio-nicecast.

On Linux or BSD

Use butt ("Broadcast Using This Tool"). Detailed instructions forthcoming. ☹

Stream Format

Regardless of what software you use, please ensure that your outgoing stream conforms to the following specifications:

  bit rate:     192 Kbps
  Sample Rate:  44.1 KHz
  channels:     2 (stereo)
  format:       mp3

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