There are many media players like Windows Media Player and Winamp which use shoutcast to populate the available internet radio channels. You can listen to many different genre of radio channels in them. But if you just want to listen to online radio, then these media players can be overwhelming as they offer many more features like video playing, DVD player, visualization and more. If you just want to listen to online radio, then Radio Sure is an ideal program for Windows users. It allows you to search, bookmark and listen to a variety of online radio stations.
Radio Sure is available in form of an installer setup program. You can download it from their website. During the installation it offers you to install it on your system or copy the files to a folder of your choice and run it as a portable program. The program has a very simple user interface.
You can use the search box on the top of Radio Sure window to find a radio station. You can search based on genre, artists, station name, country or language. Once you see a radio station you were looking for, you can double-click on that radio station in the search list to listen to it. You can click on the heart button at the bottom to bookmark a radio station. If you want to record a radio show or music, then you can click on the record button at the bottom of the Radio Sure window.
Radio Sure window can be minimized to system tray where it keeps playing your selected radio channel. If you hover your mouse over the system tray icon, then it would show the currently playing track.
In the options for Radio Sure, you can select the recording folder where all the recorded radio show files would be kept. You can alter the recording preferences like bitrate, splitting the tracks, avoid duplicate recordings etc. You can also select audio playback device, hotkeys for playback and skins (which you can download from the Radio Sure website).
So if you are getting bored with your local radio and want to listen to online radio stations from all over the world, then get hold of Radio Sure and fire it up. It allows you to record the radio shows too so you can play them back later and share with your friends.
You can download Radio Sure from http://www.radiosure.com/.