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How to Record Internet Radio on PC and Mac

author Carrie Murray
date Monday, November 19, 2018

It's true that more and more people listen to music using on-demand music stream services. However, internet radio stations still get a considerate number of audiences. There are lots of great internet radio stations, such as XRAY.FM, NTS, DUBLAB, BBC Radio 6, KUTX 98.9, WFMU Radio Music, WQXR. You can also listen to online radio stream via software media players such as iTunes, Windows Media Player, Apple Music, Spotify.

While you are enjoying radio streams, have you ever wondered how to record Internet radio so that you can listen later at your leisure or share it with others? Many Internet radio players allow you to listen to different stations but are unable to download or record radio stream. So here we will introduce you an Internet radio recorder - FonePaw Screen Recorder (opens new window), which records online radios from any stations (XRAY.FM, NTS, DUBLAB, KUTX, WFMU, WQXR, etc.) with lossless quality. The recorder features scheduled recording, that is to record radio automatically by presetting the recording length.

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Record Internet Radio

Step 1 Download FonePaw Screen Recorder

FonePaw Screen Recorder is now free to download. Get this desktop radio recorder on Windows PC or Mac.

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Step 2 Run FonePaw Audio Recorder

There are three tools in the homepage: Audio Recorder, Video Recorder, Snapshot. To record internet radio, click Audio Recorder.

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Step 3 Configure Radio Recording Settings.

You can control the audio volume by dragging the slider to the left or right. Click Output Settings and go to Audio sections, where you can choose to record Internet radio as MP3, M4A, AAC, WMA and decide the quality of the streaming radio recording.

Audio Recorder for Internet Radio

Radio Recording Settings

Step 4 Record Radio Stream

Open and run the radio you want to record. If you are ready, click REC button to start recording. After that, a window will appear, allowing you to pause or stop the recording, or adjust the volume. If you hope to end the radio recording automatically, click the clock icon and enter the expected duration of the radio stream. When the time is up, the recorder will stop and save the recording automatically.

Record Internet Radio

Step 5 Save the Recorded Radio Stream

When the recording ends, you can listen to the recorded radio stream and save the recorded radio in MP3, AAC or others.

Listen to Recorded Radio

Scheduled Record Online Radio

FonePaw Audio Recorder (opens new window) supports schedule recording which can start and stop a recording automatically so that you don't have to be around the computer all the time during the Internet Radio recording. Suppose that you have known the show schedule of a station, while you don't have time for the show when it is streaming, you can use FonePaw Audio Recorder to schedule a recording for the radio show. To preset a radio recording, follow the steps below.

Step 1 Run FonePaw recorder. Click Audio Recorder.

Step 2 Select Task Schedule. Click Add new task.

Preset Radio Recording

Step 3 You can enter a name for the task, for example, you can name it with the name of the radio show. Then according to the show schedule, enter the starting time of the recording and the time when you want the recording to end. After that, click OK.

Set up Scheduled Recording Settings

Step 4 A recording task is added for the Internet radio show you like. Make sure you keep the computer and FonePaw recorder running for the recording to activate when the it is due. Also, let the radio station you want to record play beforehand.

Thank you for reading. If you have any question about recording Internet radio, leave your question below.