The beauty of radio, while it focuses purely on the aural senses, is that for the most part, it is free. Perhaps television is too; but with the monthly subscriptions and the pay-per-view cost for special events hitting the roof, this is where listening to radio free can work in your favor.
With the advent of the Internet literally invading every aspect of our lives these days, television has indeed taken a backseat with all the free video content that you can see at specific sites over the Web. When it comes to radio, its metamorphosis into its current streaming radio format has endeared its content to users around the world.
Yes, since this form of radio is freely available over the Internet, users from all over the world can now gain access to several radio stations that could only be accessed previously if they were at specific locations. This happened because radio stations are now realizing how catering to a global audience in the form of free online radio is vital to their survival in the entertainment business today.
All you need, as an avid listener, is a decent PC along with a broadband connection to access these stations that are compiled and located at specific sites over the Internet. All in all, internet radio is here to stay.