How to Use Your Laptop As a Radio Alarm

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How to Use Your Laptop As a Radio Alarm
Your laptop can be used as an alarm. (alarm clock image by AGphotographer from

Almost all modern PCs have the potential to run thousands of different programs and every program can do one of any number of completely different tasks. You can certainly find a program to work as an alarm or to run a radio or music program on a schedule. If you want to use your laptop as a radio alarm, some may wonder why you don't just get a cheap alarm clock. The benefits for using your laptop though include allowing you to get radio stations from all over the world or using programs that may have other options such as visual stimuli or playing digitally recorded music.

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Things you need

  • Alarm program

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    Search for and download an alarm program which can be found on sites like or download a program like Alarm by Blue Five Software. You can also use the Microsoft scheduler to schedule a program to start at a certain time.

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    Find and download a music player. If you choose to schedule a program you can schedule a program like iTunes to start at a certain time and play music. You may also schedule a Explorer to start and open website to start that has a radio station online. You can use to find online radio stations.

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    Set the timer for the time you want to wake up. Make sure laptop is on so that the program will start on time. Turn the volume up loud enough so that you can hear it and wake up.

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