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Now streaming on Spotify

The Radio XY live stream abruptly ended this week.

The streaming bandwidth/royalty-coverage provider's server software stopped accepting the connection, and I haven't been able to resolve the issue with their customer support. Over the past two years, it's always been a bit shaky, for example showing "OFFLINE" on their site when in fact it was up and running. In any case, my income is so low at the moment that saving the $79/month makes a big difference for me. So I gave up trying to help the upstream provider solve their issue and as of now have moved Radio XY to a Spotify playlist.

It's not the same as a live internet radio stream of course, but I tried to give it the flavor of Radio XY by playing a station id as you click the link, and of course, musically the playlist sounds like the Radio XY you know.

So far I've found about 80% of Radio XY's library on Spotify. I will now work on finding as many of the remaining 20% as I can. It was actually a while ago (years ago) that I found the 80%, so Spotify may have a lot of the missing tracks by now. I'm also looking forward to discovering more new music in the months and years ahead.

Thanks for being a loyal Radio XY listener.



I'm working my way through the Radio XY library. Just finished with the artists that start with "C". I've found many missing tracks so far. Nice!



Adds from Bad Religion, Calva Louise, Charly Bliss, The Chemical Brothers, The Coathangers, Crocodiles, Digitalism, The Faint, Fontaines D.C., Frankie Cosmos, Hatchie, Illuminati Hotties, Levellers, N. Lannon, Potty Mouth, Prodigy, Telekinesis, Weezer, White Lies, The Yolks, and The Muffs!

Current Rotation

The Chaos Top 50 of 2018

Radio XY now accepting donations

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Running a medium-sized internet station like Radio XY has some raw costs that can't be avoided. (Thanks to StreamGuys for keeping prices as low as possible, while at the same time providing high-quality bandwidth and unparalled service!)

Normally I prefer to pay all the station expenses myself, but the time has once again come to ask for your help. The last time I had to do this was in 2005, after an extended period "between jobs". I now find myself in the same situation.

Update for 2022: now that Radio XY is a Spotify playlist, almost all of the expense has been eliminated. (The only remaining expenses are the web site and the server running the playlist refresh - cheap). Any donations now would only be to support me personally, similar to the way Patreon creators receive support. It's no longer the case that I'm running a big deficit running the station.

Any help you could offer would be gratefully accepted! [Donate]


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