Adding Stations



To add stations, type in the command nws!addstream or nws!addstation. It will then prompt you to type in the station ID, location, and stream URL.

When typing in the station ID, type in the three or four-letter callsign for an AM or FM radio station (add an '-AM' or '-FM' at the end if two different stations on both the AM and FM bands have the same callsign, ex. 'KCBS-AM' and 'KCBS-FM'.

For a NOAA Weather Radio station, type in the five or six-letter callsign.



Finding the Stream URL


To find the stream URL, use the following steps:


iHeartRadio Web Player (iHeartMedia-Owned Stations)

Note: Does not work with Cumulus Media or other third-party owned stations. Use the "Other Web Players" section to add Cumulus or third-party stations.

Easier Method:

1. Go to the station's web player (web player's URL is https://www.iheart.com/live/...)

2. Copy the web player's URL and use this as the stream URL (the bot will handle the rest of the work)

Shoutcast Stream Method:

1. Go to the station's web player (web player's URL is https://www.iheart.com/live/...)

2. Right-click anywhere on the page and click 'View page source'

3. Press Ctrl + F on your keyboard and type in 'shoutcast'

4. Get the URL next to where it says 'shoutcast_stream'


Other Web Players

1. Go to the station's web player (don't hit the play button)

2. Right-click anywhere on the page and click 'Inspect'

3. Go to the 'Network' tab

4. Click the play button on the web player

5. Click through the items and check its title (Hint: Look under Waterfall and find the item that has the longest blue bar).

If it is a "StreamTheWorld" stream URL (has 'live.streamtheworld.com' in the URL), make sure you're selecting the item that has "AAC_SC" or ".aac" in the title, not the one that has "AAC_SBM" in the title. StreamTheWorld URLs no longer show an audio player when double-clicked, so copy the Request URL instead of double-clicking it.

If it is not a "StreamTheWorld" stream URL, you'll know it's the right URL when you see an audio player after double-clicking like the one shown in this image: