This is updating an older article from October 2010. While Linux has come a long way since then for playing back various types of media (and new services such as tunein make it easier again), I still like to just play the radio from the command line.
The following are updating working aliases:
alias newstalk='cvlc http://newstalk.fmstreams.com:8008/listen.pls'
alias rteradio1='cvlc http://av.rasset.ie/av/live/radio/radio1.m3u'
alias rteradio1extra='cvlc http://av.rasset.ie/av/live/radio/radio1extra.m3u'
alias 2fm='cvlc http://av.rasset.ie/av/live/radio/2fm.m3u'
alias todayfm='cvlc http://audiostore.todayfm.com/audio/todayfmIRL_64K.asx'