Did Hurricane Sandy surprise you? If so here is your chance to catch up on Nor’easter Sandy and any other future weather event. The app called scanner radio also broadcasts local emergency services and amateur radio buffs. The great thing about this app is that it plays these stations near you and also around the world. The settings are highly configurable and the free version is usually all you need. Here are the details and download link:
* View scanners that are located nearest you, sorted by distance.
* View the top 50 scanners that have the most listeners (list updated every 5 minutes).
* View list of scanners added most recently (new additions are being added all the time).
* Add scanners you listen to the most to your Favorites list for quick access.
* Browse the directory of scanners by location or genre (public safety, air traffic, weather, railroad, etc).
* Enable notifications to be notified when lots of people (such as over 1000, for example) are listening to any scanner (indicating that something big is happening).
You can also be notified when scanners located near you (or specific scanners of your choosing) have more than a certain number of listeners.
* Add Scanner Radio widgets and shortcuts to your phone’s home screen for quick access (app cannot be installed on SD card to access them).
* Add a “Scanner Radio Favorite” shortcut to your home screen to launch a scanner feed via an alarm clock app or automation app.
* Listen to RadioReference.com‘s audio archives to listen to audio that’s been archived over the past 30 days. Note: You *must* have an account on RadioReference.com and purchase their “Premium Membership” ($15 for 6 months) in order to access their archives using the app.