has one of the best internet radio station directories out there (54,000+ stations) but 1) the directory only contains Shoutcast stations and 2) Shoutcast has gone full-blown proprietary on use. Like you mentioned, accessing the Shoutcast Radio directory requires a Developer ID which requires that you register and sign a license agreement. Even with a Developer ID, I've read from many many sources that you are restricted to a limited number of times you can access the directory per day (~20) before the API stops working.
Screamer RadioScreamer Radio
has a large database of streams as well. The folks over there can probably help you out.
has a decent directory. 4,007 stations at last count. It appears that the database is being updated, just not very frequently. According the forum (2009 post), the dude/dudette who was updating the database has gone Sarah Palin (i.e., rogue).
What exactly are you seeking, the tabbed MySQL flat file export? or access to the MySQL DB?
There is Screamer-Radio, Radio Sure, and inLight Radio all have a large selection of stations...
Have a good one
The players and station directories for Radio Sure
and inLight Radio
are so similar that I wonder if they are not from the same developer. The directories are excellent. There are ~20,000 stations listed.
It's pretty easy to use a copy of the databases from any one of these vendors but 1) the data would be static (i.e. no legitimate way to provide updates) and most importantly, 2) the directories belong to these vendors. They use these directories to market their players and/or advertisements on their web sites.
What I was hoping to find is an open-sourced directory similar to ICECast
. ICECast is a good start but like Shoutcast, it only contains ICECast stations. The ideal would a directory with a web presence similar to Shoutcast or ICECast where the community could search and update the directory. In addition, a user/developer could download the some/all of the directory in a number of formats. From a performance perspective, you can't beat a preformatted flat file. Although a true database has its advantages, it might be overkill for a list of internet radio stations.
Thanks for your feedback. I'll keep looking.