When did PIRN start broadcasting?
August 1st, 2000.
What do I need to listen?
You'll need at a broadband connection, and a streaming MP3 player.
How do I get a streaming MP3 player?
There are many to choose from. Live365 has a built-in player, but you can also use JetAudio (for PC users) iTunes (for Mac and PC users), or one of seven zillion other players. More info on setting your own player can be found here.
How do I access it?
Simple. Click on the link marked "Listen Now!"
So, what all you got playing?
Heh. Sorry. Can't tell you that. I'd be in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
So what you got playing in general?
Oh, what kinds of stuff? I can tell you that.
PIRN features a wide array of Pokémon and non-Pokemon game music. You'll find everything from Pokémon video game music to songs from the TV show and movies, as well as a few other odds and ends.
Human or not, real or not, PIRN features interviews with members of the Pokémon community and watches the fur fly. Hear about everything from the future of the game to things you can do with string cheese.
Hey, you gotta have ads. Unless...
So, is that all you have?
For now. In the future, I plan to cover live events such as tournaments. (by the way, if you're a webmaster interested in providing content for PIRN, e-mail me)
What's this schedule thing? (Currently Inactive)
Glad you asked! Now, instead of a single playlist, we have several specialty playlists, including a top 25 countdown on Sundays from 4 to 6 PM Eastern and Thursdays from 5 to 7 PM Eastern!
How does the Top 25 work? (Also Currently Inactive)
Basically you have the Live 365 player window. Next to each song is a set of thumb icons. You can use these to vote for your favorite and least favorite tracks. The votes are then compiled to make the top 25 countdown. Remember, votes expire after 30 days, so vote often!
Is this legal?
PIRN's host, Live365, pays all ASCAP, SESAC, BMI, and SoundExchange royalties for the station, so yes.
Are you affiliated with Nintendo/Pokémon USA/Creatures/Game Freak?
Where do you get the music for your station?
Primarily record stores, Amazon.com, and online stores such as the iTunes Music Store.
Can you give me (song name here)?
No. Sorry, but I cannot give songs out.
I'm having a technical problem with the station.
The ads pay for my bandwith and royalties (over $2,000 a year otherwise). If you wish you can listen ad-free by becoming a preferred member. Some of your money will even go back to PIRN!
I'd like to make a request.
PIRN does not generally take requests, due to the legal and technical difficulties involved in doing so.