Change radio by command / crontab

Hi there,

Is it possible to change the radio station by command (http Stream)?
So i can make an crontab to change te radio channel by time.

It will also function when the internet connection is dropped overnight.

Kind regards,

If you install MPC (, an MPD command line client, you can write scripts to automate Mopidy. I use it to automatically start a radio stream after booting, and put Mopidy in Consume mode.

I’m using Pi MusicBox.
Would be nice for the command to change playing radio channel.

Put the radio channel in a play list and use MPC to select or switch playlists, that’s how I start my radio stream at boot time.

mpc is already installed in musicbox so just do as @Geert has kindly suggested:

mpc clear
mpc add <http://some_radio_stream>
mpc play

Or stick them all in a big playlist file, load it, and just do mpc next every hour, or whatever, depends exactly what you want.