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How To Get Your Radio Station Listed on Windows Media Guide

  • By Andrew Zarian
  • Monday July 08, 2013
Filed Under:
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As a follow up to the Itunes Radio post we made a yesterday many of our members contacted us wanting information about Windows Media Guide. For those of you who don't know Windows Media player has an option to listen to live Internet radio stations. We did some research and found instructions on getting your station on their directory.

The following are the step by step instruction that you need to follow and submit to Microsoft. Once you complete this step you must send it via email to

Once you are approve they will contact you to requesting that you provide further information

Thank you for your interest in becoming a valued Windows Media Radio Guide partner.In order for us to consider your request, please submit the following for review:

  • Your station name:
  • Your business name:
  • Your web site address :
  • Your country or territory :
  • Please confirm that your station complies with your applicable territories’ (country’s) laws:
  • Please confirm your station is 24×7:
  • What is your current user traffic to your station(s)?
  • How many stations do you currently have and what genres?
  • A direct streaming link to the station you are submitting:

Please note:
We only accept partners whose streams meet the following (technical) guidelines:

  • No HTML view or embedded players. To remove HTMLView, do a search of your ASX file on “HTMLView” to find something like the following:Simply remove this line from your ASX file.
  • No pop ups or prompts of any kind. If your stream is prompting, you may want to check your MIME type settings on your Web server, and on your Web browser. (To set the correct MIME type on the client computer, you may have to reinstall Windows Media Player or change your settings manually. To do so, please refer to your browser documentation.)
  • No AAC and AAC+. Also, .pls files are not supported natively but we do accept mp3 files.
  • WMG does not link to blogs, search aggregator sites, and community or any social networking sites.

It is your responsibility to make sure that your streaming links comply with our technical guidelines. We do not offer any technical support.

A decision regarding your submission will be returned to you within 7 business days.


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Andrew Zarian is Founder and President of the highly successful GFQ (Guys from Queens) Network media empire . Stepping Out Magazine dubbed Andrew “The King of New Media” as he currently hosts over seven internet broadcasts and is currently reshaping how we perceive and view internet broadcasting.

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