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RadioAunty is a Cocoa app that runs on your Apple Mac and allows you to listen to National or Local BBC Radio, live or onDemand outside your web browser.

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Features include:

  • Choose to listen to any of the BBC Radio stations (National and Local)
  • Easily Catchup on programmes you missed (within the 7 Day catchup window)
  • Easily view and be kept up-to-date with the current schedule for the day
  • Recieve BBC LiveText information, including show, upcoming and Now Playing information (Experimental)
  • LastFM Scrobbling support (Experimental)
  • Growl notifications
  • Receive updates automatically
  • Now Playing history
  • Simple interface
  • Minimize the player like you can in iTunes

Download RadioAunty

  • RadioAunty_2.1.2 - Mac OS X 10.5 or later required
  • If you you like the application and you're feeling particularly generous, then a donation of £1 would go a long way to making me feel like all the time I've put in was worth it.

RadioAunty uses these wonderful 3 party libs. A big thankyou to their authors:

  • The wonderful XMPP Framework. An XMPP Framework in Objective-C for the Cocoa development community. The framework can be used for desktop applications or iPhone applications.

  • The wonderful JSON Framework. This framework implements a strict JSON parser and generator in Objective-C.

  • The wonderful Growl SDK. Growl is a notification system for Mac OS X: it allows applications that support Growl to send you notifications.

NOTE: This app uses the exact same technology as the web based BBC iPlayer, and everything the app makes available is available via

Launched: Saturday, January 9th, 2009

Author: Duncan Robertson []

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