If you listen to normal FM radio you have probably heard radio stations that have a "request line" where you can telephone/SMS/email in and ask the DJ to play a certain song live on the radio.
A few months ago we added a new feature to SikhNet Radio which allowes you to see the artist and shabad name that is currently playing. We used to get many people that would listen to SikhNet Radio and wonder what they were hearing.
The latest improvement on SikhNet radio is a cool feature to be able to actually make a request of something that you would like to hear on SikhNet radio. We have setup a cool interface for you to browse by Musician/Artist or do a search. When you find a shabad you would like to hear on SikhNet Radio all you need to do is click on the name and it will then be put in the "Queued Requests" to be played. If there are no other requests ahead of yours in the queue then it will play immediately after the current shabad finishes. Your request will then be heard by all listeners of SikhNet radio!
We are also testing out a much higher quality 96Kbps audio stream for those of you that have broadband (fast) internet, which enable you to hear much higher quality sound when listening to SikhNet Radio. If you do try it out drop me a line and let me know how it sounds. I am interested if the audio gets "choppy" frequently when listening.
In case you missed the info earlier: If you have a blog/website, you can add a small SikhNet Radio website player to allow your visitors to hear SikhNet Radio while surfing on your web.
SikhNet Radio is one of the first internet Gurbani broadcasts and has been going 24 hours a day since 1996 when I used to manually play CDs and tapes at my desk during the day while I was working. Nowadays you will hear from a selection of hundreds of musicans and thousands of Shabads.