GIRL with New York Public Radio

New York Public Radio (WNYC) is the new default radio station in GIRL 8.0.0.

GNOME Internet Radio Locator 8.0.0 is now available in 17 languages and supports 76 Internet radio stations in 60 different world cities such as Adelaide, Auckland, Austin, Ayr, Berkeley, Bern, Boston, Brighton, Brno, Bruxelles, Budapest, Calgary, Cambridge, Cape Town, Chapel Hill, Chicago, Cleveland, Coimbra, Copenhagen, Dublin, Guatemala City, Honolulu, Houston, Kingston, Leeds, London, Long Island, Los Angeles, Lund, Manchester, Memphis, México City, Narvik, Nashville, Newcastle, New Orleans, New York City, Nottingham, Oslo, Oswego, Ottawa, Oxford, Paris, Phoenix, Pisa, Pittsburgh, Portland, Reykjavik, Rochester, San Francisco, Seattle, Stockholm, St. Pölten, Sydney, Trondheim, Tuscaloosa, Washington, Waterloo, York, and Zürich.

The initial work on this program began in 2002 at Norwegian Computing Center ( and PING, a computer club at University of Oslo ( Work on GIRL continued in 2014 after a visit to SIPB ( at MIT, reached version 1.0 in 2015, and continues in 2016.

24 people have contributed to the program with new patches and translations. See AUTHORS for the list of contributors.

If you find the program useful, drop me an email at

The program is completely free, but you don’t have to do anything else than run it on your computer with a free operating system in order to listen to and record from Internet radio stations. You are
also free to fork it as long as you follow the license terms in GNU GPL version 2, but I would appreciate if you send patches instead of releasing your own version.

Send patches through Bugzilla on

You could install and run it on free GNU/Linux systems (such as Debian GNU/Linux available from and Fedora Linux available from with the provided binary packages) and MacOS X (via in order to listen to and record from the 76 supported Internet radio stations around the world if you have installed the Videos application ( from the GNOME project, simply by opening a terminal window (such as xterm, kterm, rxvt or GNOME Terminal) and typing
tar Jxvf girl-8.0.0.tar.xz
cd girl-8.0.0/
./configure --prefix=$HOME/local && make && make install

or install it from a binary package on a Debian-based distribution
su -
dpkg -i girl_8.0.0-1_i386.deb

or install it from a binary package on a Fedora-based distribution
su -
rpm -i

This program is released as a part of the GNOME project ( and 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. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA

Changes since GNOME Internet Radio Locator 7.0.0:


* src/girl.xml: Add WNYC (New York City, NY)
* src/girl-gui.c: New default station: New York Public Radio


* po/pl.po: Updated Polish translation (Piotr Drąg)
* po/tr.po: Updated Turkish translation (Muhammet Kara)
* po/tr.po: Updated Turkish translation (Necdet Yücel)


Source repository

Translation status

Translators are as always welcome to translate the software to a new language.

Ole Aamot (Maintainer)
Marek Černocký (Czech translation)
Rafael Ferreira (Brazilian Portuguese translation)
Мирослав Николић/Miroslav Nikolić (Serbian translation)
Wolfgang Stöggl (German translation)
Piotr Drąg (Polish translation)
Muhammet Kara (Turkish translation)
Balázs Úr (Hungarian translation)
Wiki Graphic Designer (Icon design)
Aly Raj (Icon design)
Andika Triwidada (Indonesian translation)
Γιάννης Κουτσούκος/Efstathios Iosifidis (Greek translation)
Matej Urbančič (Slovenian translation)
Samir Ribić (Bosnian translation)
Daniel Mustieles (Spanish translation)
Sveinn í Felli (Icelandic translation)
Anders Jonsson (Swedish translation)
Pedro Albuquerque (Portuguese translation)
Mario Blättermann (German translation)
Mathilde Agostini (Icon design)
Necdet Yücel (Turkish translation)

To enable debugging messages, modifiy the compilation definition flag from -DGIRL_DEBUG=1 to -DGIRL_DEBUG=0 in src/, if you want to debug your own personal station definitions in $HOME/.girl/girl.xml. See src/girl.xml (or ${PREFIX}/share/girl/girl.xml where PREFIX is the install path specified as ./configure --prefix=${PREFIX}, see INSTALL) for the GIRL radio station format in XML. Feel free to contribute translations to new languages, and submit suggestions for improvements in Bugzilla on

Thanks to all who contributed stations/patches/translations in the 8.0 release!

Enjoy Internet radio,