The OPB stream allows you to listen live to OPB Radio from anywhere in the world. If you have an adequate Internet connection, this should be as simple and reliable as turning on an ordinary radio. Slower connections can force the stream to rebuffer (a pause in the stream flow -- not unlike a traffic bottleneck -- when there is more data than a connection can handle).
Live streaming playlists:
OPB monitors its streaming servers regularly, and any problems we discover are corrected promptly. If you encounter problems, first try to connect to our live stream through direct links on the OPB Web site and not by using any bookmarked or cached link you may have saved as a shortcut. There's a prominent "Listen" link on the OPB home page that will give you options to connect directly to the stream.
You might also try pasting the Web address for the streams -- http://stream1.opb.org/radio.mp3 -- directly into your browser address bar.
If none of these options work, please send us a message via the Contact Us Page. To help us resolve your streaming difficulty, please let us know your operating system, the browser you use, your Internet connection and details about the problem.