Adding a Streaming Radio Station to Your Blog or Website (Blogger/WordPress)

If you have an entertainment blog, you’ll probably find this extremely useful and make people spend more time on your blog than they normally do. Adding a streaming radio station blasting some really good music is enough to keep anyone coming back to that blog of yours. If you blog about celebrities, showbiz and the entertainment industry generally, one of the best ways to keep your visitors entertained is to add a couple of radio stations. Wait a minute, who doesn’t like music? I’ll be explaining how to add a streaming radio station to your blogger or wordpress blog and I’ll suggest you get one or two streaming links if you’re not satisfied with the radio stations on this post.

If you’re on a PC with a fairly good connection, you should be able to listen to BBC Radio 1Xtra, a station playing just hip hop music.

How To Add This Radio Station to your Blog

Whether you’re on WordPress or Blogger, you need to create a new page. Be sure you switch to HTML editor before proceeding, OK? Then paste the code below directly on the page and publish!

<div id="movId" align="center">
<object id="MediaPlayer1" width="400" height="300" classid="clsid:6bf52a52-394a-11d3-b153-00c04f79faa6" codebase="http://activex.microsoft.com/activex/controls/mplayer/en/nsmp2inf.cab#Version=5,1,52,701"><param name="FileName" value="" /><param name="animationatStart" value="true" /><param name="transparentatStart" value="true" /><param name="autoStart" value="true" /><param name="showControls" value="true" /><param name="fullScreen" value="false" /><param name="url" value="http://radiojoyalukkas.com/rdja.asx" /><param name="pluginspage" value="http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/MediaPlayer/" /><param name="autostart" value="1" /><param name="showcontrols" value="1" /><embed id="MediaPlayer1" width="400" height="300" type="application/x-mplayer2" src="http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/listen/live/r1x.asx" FileName="" animationatStart="true" transparentatStart="true" autoStart="true" showControls="true" fullScreen="false" pluginspage="http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/MediaPlayer/" autostart="1" showcontrols="1" /></object>
</div><div align="left"><a href="http://geek.ng/2012/02/adding-a-streaming-radio-station-to-your-blog-blogger-wordpress.html" target="_blank"><small>Radio widget for your blog</small></a>

Here are a few things you can change in the code to suite your need:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/listen/live/r1x.asx – This is the link to the radio stream. You can change this to a working radio station but be sure the station you’re using is available 24/7. You can as well embed a video or audio file by simply changing the URL. Also, there are other parameters that can be configured. You can change autoStart="true" to false. You can as well change the size.

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Author: Don Caprio

Don Caprio is a full time blogger / web designer living in Nigeria and apart from blogging, my other obsession is music. I'm a self-confessed Tupac fan, an iOS lover, an Android user, a Windows 8 power user, a writer with a 5-year old unfinished novel... and the list goes on and on. You can add me on Facebook, follow my updates on Twitter or add me to your circles on Google+! You can as well grab my feed and get updates through email...

  • kingsley

    bosS….how about adding video to it?

  • http://www.justnaira.com Olusegun

    Love this doncaprio. Good share.

  • http://www.eblog24.tk/2011/12/joikuspot-wifi-hotspot-premium-310-free.html?m=1 kibria

    You should give a demo page for your visitor to understand your work.

    • Don Caprio

      You should be able to see a demo unless you’re on a mobile phone or your browser doesn’t have the plugin to display the embedded radio station.

  • http://www.dailyschoolinfo.com ceejay

    thanks for this tutorial, am going to go figure it out and see if ti will work, wil report back shortly.

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    That is a great tip particularly to those new to the blogosphere. Short but very accurate info… Many thanks for sharing this one. A must read post!

  • http://www.go-electrical.co.uk/ Rose

    This will surely make one’s blog more entertaining and interactive. I have been to sites with music and I love it. Some have even choices on what music to play or DAB radio stations to choose.

  • http://www.burgeongsusa.com Fiona Price

    OMG! It’s working. I finally have a radio on my blog. :)

  • http://fancymovies.com/ David

    Thanks Don Caprio for your tutorial. I was searching for how to embed a radio on my website and and you made my day. Thanks.

  • http://alhilyahblog.wordpress.com alhilyah

    Thanks for sharing. Btw, how to put radio streaming widget at side bar?

    • http://www.doncaprio.com Don Caprio

      You can simply add it as a text widget. But I suggest you change the width to fit the sidebar

  • http://www.freebrowsinglink.com jamb 2013

    hello don, is there any option for wordpress users?

  • http://www.techopera.com/free-browsing-tweaks/ Free Browsing

    will addding this streaming radio station to my blog add any ranking or google love to my blog?
    waiting for your reply

    • http://www.doncaprio.com Don Caprio

      Not at all, only to entertain your visitors.

  • http://cyberwisaga.blogspot.com Aboe Nawan

    Halo apa kabar

  • jamiepeters333

    After searching for the perfect radio stations in Florida, my friend introduced me to Palm Beach Broadcasting. This broadcasting networking has all the music to suit your every mood. From Country to Hip Hop, R&B, Adult Contemporary, Rock; you name the song and they have it. Kicking off the Rap Hip Hop/R&B vibes on X102.3 is the famous DJ Severe. He keeps the vibes pumping and the adrenaline flowing. Tune in or stream live at http://www.thex1023.com. To all the Adult Contemporary lovers, you can lock on to Sunny 107.9 or 97.9 WRMF for your yesterday and today music selection or stream live at http://www.sunny1079.com , http://www.wrmf.com. 103.1 WIRK plays your all time favorite Country music. Stream live at http://www.wirk.com

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    A great article. I had been looking for hours for this solution. Thank you very much for this information.

  • http://www.emitez.com/ anis

    very cool widget thanks for sharing

  • http://vistamediainc.com fred

    Hello Don,

    How do you get links to radio streams. Example the …/r1x.asx link you provided for BBC? Where can I get links to radio stations in my country. Is there a directory of some sort or something? I will be glad for your help.

    • http://www.doncaprio.com Don Caprio

      Hi Fred,

      For this, you may need to use a software called URL Snooper. Hope it helps.

  • Rohit

    Thanks for the code,
    I use the above code, its working fine, but my website is taking ages to get loaded. its happening with other shoutcast plugins also which I tried earlier … any idea why its happening?

  • fre2mansur

    boss I have one Mobile blogger how to play radio station to my mobile site without plugin, and how to play in background?
    please help me

    • http://www.doncaprio.com Don Caprio

      Play a radio station in the background on a mobile blog? I’m afraid I can’t help on that.

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    Very good information. Thank !

  • George Kemkas

    Hello
    I receive this error mesage “Error parsing XML, line 3, column 8: The markup in the document following the root element must be well-formed”

    What can i do?

    • http://www.doncaprio.com Don Caprio

      Are you adding it inside your template or as a new blog post?

  • rose

    Can I play this radio while clicking other pages?

    • http://www.doncaprio.com Don Caprio

      No, unless you open those other pages in a new tab.

  • http://potherdisha.tk photo

    Thanks for share this code Admin. It realy helpful for me. I am looking for add online radio and my won songs on my blog. How to online tv ? Can u help me

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    Big Thanks for this blog!really nice.i have spent my most of the time to spend with jiljilradio.com. visit it.have a nice day go ahead.

  • ken

    its not working on mobile phones…. cant plaay on mobile fones

  • http://www.omoscowonder.com/ Omoscowonder

    @ Ken, yes, it would not work on java or symbian phones, but trust me, it works well on high tech mobile phones.

  • http://www.qguild.enjin.com Tim

    Hi, The code provided works great on my gaming forum. I not at all good at this and wondering how I can add a station I always listen to which is http://www.k97.ca/mediaplayer/player.asp Also, I’d like to know how I can change the volume at start, would like to have it start 1/2 at 3/4 volume.

    • http://www.doncaprio.com Don Caprio

      You have to get the streaming URL for that station and you can use a software called URL Snooper for that.

  • Dolly Townsend

    Here is my radio station widget code, if anyone wants to use it. I am having a hard time figuring out how to add the widget to my facebook; it was successful to my blog.

    I saw that someone was asking where to find one; this is for an Urban Music Station.

    • http://www.doncaprio.com/ Don Caprio

      To use this on Facebook, you may need to create an app for it.

      • Dolly Townsend

        Do you know how I would create an app for it? I would love to have a cell phone app to help people to stream. It only streams for those that have flash player from the site. I would appreciate your input Don Caprio. Thank you for a quick response.