Rogue Amoeba's Radioshift 1.5 snuck out at the very end of 2009, and has subsequently been followed by a pair of bug-fix updates. Major new features in Radioshift 1.5 include support for thousands of previously unsupported streams (including ones previously available only to Web-based players), better error-handling with faulty streams, easier installation of third-party players, an overhauled interface, independence from crashes in external audio playback engines, and auto-wake support for FileVault-protected home folders. Fixes in 1.5.1 and 1.5.2 resolve a problem with live listening of programs from the guide, properly preserve the listening history between launches, and address a number of cosmetic issues. Full release notes are available. ($32 new, free update, 11.2 MB)
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A search reveals a few stations with weekly hour-long programs of this music, none within my local fm reception range. Sigh.
My internet connection is a Verizon cellphone without a data plan that just charges minutes of use. Minutes are "free" after 9:01pm weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.
Because I don't have a dedicated 24/7 connection I'm curious if it is otherwise possible (with some combination of hardward and software) to "program" the programs I want to download (like TV on a VCR), have them captured somehow, somewhere online so I can download manually periodically when convenient?
I'm open to any and all ideas that might achieve the same result.