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Downloadable Radio

On my way into work of a morning, I tend to flick around the radio listening to maybe Danny Baker on BBC London, sometimes Radio Five Live and of course our very own Pete & Geoff on Virgin. But halfway through my journey, I head downwards and complete it on the underground meaning that I either listen to music on MD or maybe audio via my Palm.
One of the ideas I’ve been toying with recently is scheduling an automatic recording of, say, the BBC World Service News at 6.00am, which I’d then need to copy from one PC to another, before converting to mp3 and then adding to the automatic hotsync of my Palm. The trouble is that this is involves a multiplicity of programs to do all the intervening bits. I’m told that a program called KeyText might be the thing to try – so that’s my next little project.
It’s just a shame that there’s not more readily available good audio to download and play. I’d love to be able to download, say, the latest edition of Material World from Radio 4 and listen to it on the way home. I can stream it, record the stream, and covert that to an MP3, but that’s not really the same thing. I just want a quick download before I leave the office. Anyone got any good places to go for non-streaming serious audio?