SomaFM is an great online radio station run by my friend Rusty Hodge, who I met back when we were working with the original Burning Man web team (he also runs a pirate radio station at Burning Man). Broadcasting from a garage in San Francisco, Rusty started SomaFM in 1999, after years of experimenting with streaming media. I’ve been listening to it almost daily while working, specifically the highly addictive stations Groove Salad, Secret Agent and the new Space Station Soma.
Running a “listener-supported, commercial-free, underground/alternative” online radio station can be a pretty expensive project, especially when it comes to dealing with royalty fees and the DMCA. If you are a fan of SomaFM or independent radio in general, please considering supporting SomaFM through a donation, by buying a t-shirt or compilation CD.