Hey friends, it's Shugnussy!

Today I'd like to discuss Radio Nintendo's alternate streams. As you all may know, back in Feburary we partnered with Shinesparkers to celebrate Metroid's 30th Anniversary with the internet's first Metroid Radio station. The project has been a success so far with new content coming soon. Shortly after the launch of Shinesparkers stream, we started testing a radio stream solely dedicated to music from the Super Nintendo. We didn't formally announce this feature, we just added it to our stream directory in the onsite player. In fact, I don't think we formally announced our stream directory on our onsite player either, whoops! To access it, just hit that setting button next to the listener count, and you'll see all the available streams Radio Nintendo is broadcasting on our server.

We had a few listeners enjoy the SNES stream, however, starting today, I've switched the SNES stream to a Nintendo 64 stream, just to test some additional features. This is not permanent change, as we're looking to add additional stations to the site in the future. We'd like to know, what 24/7 radio station would you like to listen to? Should we have stations by console, game series, or game genre? What would you listen to? Feel free to drop a comment on this post, or talk about it with us in our chatroom. Please also let us know of any other issues you may have with the stream. I'm planning to launch 2 streams by the end of the month, with a possibility of more on the way.

Before I end off this post, I'd like to say that yes, live content is returning to Radio Nintendo. We have a set of new hosts ready to bring you content. Before we do however, we are still working on our onsite shows systems, and how we will distribute podcasts to listeners who miss the live broadcast. If you would like to create live audio content on Radio Nintendo, please send me an email at nintendojack@gmail.com! There is much work to be done here at Radio Nintendo, so please hang tight, and as always, keep listening to video game music!
Last edited 1:53 AM (UTC) on Mar 16, 2016 by Bacon.
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Posted by: Shugnussy
Mar 15, 2016
Tags: update, 2016, radio
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    Blues  
    May 03, 2016
    Can you programming certain series to play for 1-2-hours? for example "Dragon Quest/Dragon Warrior hour" or sonic hour, or *castlevania*, donkey kong country, animal crossing, and so.
    also I liked the idea of an 8bit hour(NES,GB,GBC), 16bit(SNES,GBA), others DS,N64 and NGC,Wii,WiiU,3DS.
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    Ness95  
    Apr 29, 2016
    What ever happened to the hilarious gags that used to be one radio nintendo with the talk shows and the characters that use to talk in between some songs? It made radio nintendo feel more alive
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    azariah  
    Mar 20, 2016
    Is it possible to get the substations added to TuneIn Radio? Or can someone help me get it working with Custom URL?

    I'm trying to listen to Shinesparkers via TuneIn on my Windows Phone (since it rebuffers better than IE), but neither the http://play.radionintendo.com:8000/shinesparkers nor the .m3u link seem to work with the TuneIn app -- it says the URL is "unsupported"...
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      Author  Shugnussy  
      Mar 21, 2016
      I'll get the other streams on TuneIn and various other streaming sites this week!
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        azariah  
        Mar 29, 2016
        Have you had the opportunity to work on this? I'm eagerly looking forward to being able to listen to ShineSparkers through TuneIn :)
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    Jonez  
    Mar 17, 2016
    Oh, also Bacon... Could you change the order of the comments? Look to the answer of Lycano to me... If you aren't paying attention, it almost seems like he is replying to the comment about the tag in the chat. :P
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      Bacon  
      Mar 17, 2016
      That's a bug that I fixed in my local test version, but it hasn't been pushed live yet.
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        Bacon  
        Mar 17, 2016
        uploaded the snippet of code that affects that, should be all better now.
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    Jonez  
    Mar 16, 2016
    Hey Bacon & Shugnussy... If you add more stations to Radio Nintendo, could you have some kind of tag in the chat ? Like "Listening to main channel" or something among those lines. Since if somebody starts talking about song X, you can easy see on which channel it's playing.
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      Bacon  
      Mar 16, 2016
      Interesting idea, I like it, however atm the website (backend) has no idea who is listening to what so something like that might be somewhat janky.
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        Jonez  
        Mar 17, 2016
        From what I remember from my programing lessons... Why not a sort of counter? Like main station = 1,metroid station = 2, other station = 3... and depending on that counter, the tag?

        Or maybe it's too long ago I had these classes.
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          Author  Shugnussy  
          Mar 17, 2016
          The website and radio use completely different systems. The website uses a script to pull the listener count from the radio. When you press play, you connect straight to our radio server, and that information is not stored on the website. Plus some people use other media players to connect to the radio, completely avoiding the website, so it may present some confusion why some people have a "Now Listening" tag and others (who are listening through different methods) do not.
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    Lycano  
    Mar 15, 2016
    I totally agree with Jonez, and I like to hear a pre-2000 channel too for some 8- and 16 bit action :)
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      Author  Shugnussy  
      Mar 16, 2016
      I know a friend of mine runs ChipBit.net which is a chiptune station featuring independent musicians
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    Jonez  
    Mar 15, 2016
    I would honestly keep the main channel. Where all Nintendo music keeps playing.
    I would like to see a handheld channel where music of GB, GBC, GBA, DS and 3DS music plays.
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      Bacon  
      Mar 16, 2016
      Main stream isn't going anywhere, these are just little "bonus" streams.
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    Bacon  
    Mar 15, 2016
    v a p o r w a v e