radio(1) console radio application


radio [ options ]


radio is a interactive, ncurses-bases console radio application.


print a short help text.
enable debug output.
quit after processing the cmd line options, don't enter interactive ncurses mode. Only useful together with other options for obvious reasons ...
mute radio.
-f freq
tune the specified radio frequency (and unmute the radio).
-c dev
specify radio device (default is /dev/radio0).
Do a scan for radio stations.
Same as above + write a radio.fmmap with the signal for every frequency. You can get a graph for it with gnuplot (plot "radio.fmmap" w lin).
Scan, write a initial ~/.radio file to stdout and quit. So you can create a config file where you only have to fill in the correct station names later this way: "radio -i > ~/.radio". See below for the config file syntax.


radio picks up station names and present stations from a config file. It can parse kradio (KDE radio app) config files, therefore it first tries the usual KDE config file location: ~/.kde/share/config/kradiorc. Failing that, radio tries ~/.radio (which makes things a bit easier for people who don't use kradio).

The format looks like this:

# KDE Config File
95800000=Radio eins
91400000=Berliner Rundfunk

The [Buttons] section can have up to eight entries. That are the present stations, they get mapped to F1-F8. The [Stations] section maps frequencies to station names. The frequencies in both sections are specified in Hz.


X            exit
ESC,Q,E      mute and exit.
up/down      inc/dec frequency
pgup/pgdown  next/previous station.  This one uses the
             stations from the config file by default.
             When started with the -s option these keys
             will cycle througth the stations found during
             the scan.
F1-F8, 1-8   preset buttons.
Ctrl+L       redraw screen.


Gerd Knorr <[email protected]>


Copyright (C) 1997-2001 Gerd Knorr

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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