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LeaseyBite 34, Something to Shout About

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Thank you for your interest in Leasey!

In this LeaseyBite, we have something to shout about. Since Leasey was first released back in 2014, we've provided a directory of radio stations which we felt would be a good choice for people to listen to. These are still present within Leasey, and are divided into ten categories. Now, we've extended the range of stations you can hear by adding full support to the Shoutcast directory.

Shoutcast provides thousands of radio stations online. Not only does Leasey allow you to search for a specific station which may be in the directory, but you can also enter a song title or artist you might like to hear. You can also browse the radio station categories, of which there are over 300 from which to choose. That's the focus of this LeaseyBite.

In order to browse the Shoutcast directory, you need to access the Radio menu by pressing the Leasey Key followed by R.
Activate one of two options, either Search the Shoutcast Directory for a Station Name, Artist or Song Title, or, Browse the Shoutcast Directory by Station Genre.

Search the Shoutcast Directory for a Station Name, Artist or Song Title

If you know the name of the station you are looking for, you can type it into the Edit Field and press Enter. A list of stations matching the search criteria will be returned. As you browse through the list with the Up and Down Arrow keys, you will hear the name of the station and, if it is broadcasting, the name of the song currently playing. If you do not hear a song title or artist, this could mean that the station is temporarily unavailable. If you are browsing the Shoutcast directory in this way, and the station is not available, please do not contact us as we will be unable to fix the problem.

As an example, type Team-FM into the search Edit Field and press Enter. This is a station which we know is in the Shoutcast directory and should be available 24 hours a day. When the list is available, you should find an entry similar to this one: Team-FM UK. Carole King - It Might As Well Rain Until September. The Time Machine. Press Enter to listen to the station.

A similar approach is taken when you type a song title or artist into the Edit Field. For example, if you typed "Madonna", a list of stations will be returned which are playing songs by that artist. You will be able to read the song titles as you move through the list. Press Enter on any station name to listen to it.

Browse the Shoutcast Directory by Station Genre.

Pressing Enter on this option will bring into view a list of the many station categories Shoutcast has available. Press Enter on a category to move into it.
A list of all stations in the chosen category will be available to you. Move through the stations with the Up and Down Arrow keys. You will hear the name of the station followed by the song that is playing. A good example would be: The 1920s Radio Network 99.3 Virginia Beach / Chesapeake 64M. Luis Russell - Don't Take Your Love from Me Press Enter to listen to the station. If you do not hear a song title or artist, this could mean that the station is temporarily unavailable.

Shout about the many thousands of radio stations now available in Leasey! And, if you do so on Twitter, please use the LeaseyLove hashtag.

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