However the internet audio streaming give you the abilities to listen to "radio" programs from around the world and in far better sound then the AM or the short wave give you.
It also allow people to set up such "radio" station at a faction of the cost of getting a radio transmitter and the licenses require to run an old fashion radio station.
Right now I am listening to an AM radio station two thousands miles away from my location with far better sound then if I was right under their tower.
At home I never turn on a radio as I can hear both local and far away radio stations from my computer and even listen to "radio" stations that only used the internet.
When I am in Mexico or some other country I can keep up with the same radio stations even those some of those streams are block by IPs addresses locations due to the stations not wishing to deal with complex and outdated copyright laws that deal with paying royalty for music play in foreign counties.
Then you need to run a program such as tor to hear that radio station when outside to the country.
International copyrights agreements need to be updated to deal with the fact that we all are living in the internet age.
What also is so annoying is the CBS radio station I listen to outside the country is a news only station and does not even play music however CBS used the same streaming software for all their stations so they just block all of them as a group.
Thank god for tor and such similar programs.