In case you enjoy listening to music while at the computer, but are not willing to waste your time with managing playlists and cannot put up with the local stations anymore, then perhaps you should try listening to the radio online.
RadiosDesk is a light piece of software that enables you to listen to dozens of radio stations in the UK that stream different music genres, news or sports, all from the same location.
After a quick and uneventful setup, you can access the application from the System Tray. You should know that the application does not pack an interface and the idea behind it to provide you with a minimally intrusive environment for listening to the radio.
You can select the desired station to start listening to the radio. While the program displays the station you are listening to in the upper section, it would have been useful if it exhibited the name of the artist and track that are playing as well to avoid frustrating situations when you do not know how to find a song you like.
It is worth mentioning that the utility comes with dozens of stations with different specializations. To put it simply, if you want to listen to music, then you can choose between rock, jazz or dance. At the same time, you can listen to the latest sports, news or check out the top 20 stations in the UK.
As a side note, while the program is capable of streaming numerous radio stations, they are mostly from the UK. It would have been nice if the application allowed you to search for radio stations from all across the world and save the ones you like.
If you are looking for an application that enables you to listen to the radio while working or relaxing at the computer, but dread the idea of pop-ups, random messages and adds, then RadiosDesk might be the simple radio streaming utility you need.