Recording radio station streams or excerpts has been made super-easy thanks to the snappily titled ‘Record radio stations’ plug-in for Rhythmbox.

Its main set of features provides: –

  • Recording multiple stations at the same time
  • Schedule automatic recordings
  • Notification support
  • Configurable interface

Once installed you can start recording from the Radio context pane.


To record a station you’re not currently listening to simply right click it and choose record.



The radio recorder plug-in can be installed in two easy ways.

PPA: (Hardy, Jaunty, Karmic)

The PPA only contains the plug-in and can be found @

Alternatively, tickle open a terminal and enter the following: –

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scrawl/ppa

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install rhythmbox-record-station


If you’re not fussed about the plugin staying up-to-date you can install via a .deb packages.

You can get that @ the official site.

Thanks to Stefan

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