New Age Christmas Radio began as an experiment in Internet streaming in 2002. I had installed a Shoutcast server, and was looking for some good material to test it out with. Armed with my Shoutcast streaming encoder plugin, I loaded up what seemed like the most appropriate music for the time of year, and let it fly. I just wanted to test out how the whole thing worked. What I didn’t realize was that the option to make my stream “public” was checked, and it didn’t take long for folks visiting the Shoutcast website to begin listening.