About

Got indie?!

A hand curated collection of international new indie rock, alternative, modern & vintage rock to free your mind and pleasure your audio sensitivities.

A world-class radio station, where it’s ALL about the music!

No commercials, no logons, no fees, no subscriptions. Just simply some of the best, cutting-edge, indie & retro rock music radio on the planet. 24 hours a day. Erryday.  🙂

Brought to you by Reverend Aquaman & the music-loving, motley crew of audiophile volunteers that make up the andHow.FM Air Force. Since 8 November 1998, we have been “jamming the free world, one person at a time”. Filling the world’s bandwidth & airwaves with stuff you wish you heard on the radio. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year on the world-wide web, to over 150 countries all over the planet from down underground at 107.5 FM in Porirua, New Zealand (Aotearoa). During that time we have seen a LOT of other radio stations & music services come & go. Our commitment to remain commercial-free & independent has always kept us thinking outside the box, but we couldn’t have done it without YOU!

Originally, andHow started as a dream that was realized when we were broadcasting from laptops & lawn chairs, high a-top the Rainbow Bridge in Bridge City, Texas. Way back then, AndHow Web Radio was socially interacting in the cloud even before the Dot.com crash of the early 2000’s, long before anyone had ever even come up with the phrase “social media”. We were once taking our requests via ICQ & by e-mail, streaming to the world via dial-up internet in the days BEFORE broadband. Suddenly we were able to help make a very big world seem like a very cozy place to live. It was at that time we recognized the commitment to grow ourselves as an international radio station. Almost 20 years later, we have continued thus far on our journey to the other side of the planet in Papakowhai, New Zealand (Incidentally, the relocation was made to save the station in 2001). Since named as one of the “elder statesmen of internet radio”, we are the defenders & caretakers of independent, commercial-free radio;  now securely established deep in the studio bunker…at the new, world headquarters for andHow.FM. An oasis in a sea of soulless, corporate over-commercialized radio & streaming music services. These are real, red-blooded humans making this ad-free radio station happen everyday.

In 2009, when andHow.FM decided that just being loved on the internet wasn’t enough, we took to the airwaves with our FM broadcast signal in Porirua, New Zealand. We are still entertaining & interacting with our listeners via e-mail, Twitter, our mobile apps and at 107.5 FM w/RDS! With a blend of new indie rock artists that suits listening all day at work, commuting, playing or just chilling-out at home; we are virtually everywhere you are, anywhere on the planet!

Our commitment to source & promote a majority of our content with music from independent artists still remains! Just by simple listenership you are helping to promote your favorite indie artists on an international stage!  In turn, your anonymous listenership to these musicians on andHow.FM is reflected in the direct reporting & “scrobbling” of those artists and their rankings to Last.FM & TuneIn. So you are actually helping support & directly promote the artist’s music, just by tuning-in! When you aren’t listening to our hand-selected music mix, you can enjoy our various, eclectic, radio shows from presenters & hosts all over the world! If you miss a show, check out the show portals and listen to a podcast from your favorite DJ.

Press articles, kudos & interviews

“andHow Encourages Independents” by Marguerite Clark (“RadioWorld International” 19 August 2014) – http://goo.gl/KfTH76

Semi-finalists in the Fifth Annual RAIN Internet Radio Awards for “International Excellence in Online Audio” – by Brad Hill (“RAIN – Kurt Hanson’s Radio & Internet Newsletter” 18 August 2014) – http://goo.gl/WUwqnM

“Rocking the Free World” by Max Rashbrooke (“FishHead Magazine” March 2014 issue) print-only – http://goo.gl/PF1kAg

“The best internet radio stations” by Pete Naughton (“The Telegraph UK” 31 October 2013) – http://goo.gl/LKrwZT

“Broadcaster Fights Back” by Andrea O’Neil (”KapiMana News”, 2 October 2012) – http://goo.gl/J11Omz

”Cyber ‘bully’ disputes radio station’s credentials” by Andrea O’Neil (”KapiMana News”, 18 September 2012) – http://goo.gl/lbo6C

“Listen Outside the Box: Online and innovative—this isn’t your parents’ radio” by Ethan Maffey (“The Source Weekly” 22 August 2012) – http://goo.gl/BqwkhP

“Closing in on the big time” by Andrew Bonallack (”CityLife Porirua News”, 30 May 2012) –http://goo.gl/kkBMs

“Afternoons with Jim Mora” live on-air interview w/Jim Mora (Radio New Zealand, recorded 29 May 2012) – http://goo.gl/nVqy21

”Papakowhai unlikely base for US indie rock station’’ by Andrea O’Neil (”KapiMana News”, 28 May 2012) – http://goo.gl/ClkBL