For the past few years (2004-present) I have been time capturing radio shows from some of Seattle's fine public radio (no commercials) stations. These shows are usually outside my normal listening time (i.e. 9pm-5am) and are 2-3 hours long. The method I use (I knew you'd ask) is using a TV/Radio card, the Linux Python script fmcapture and adding/modifying entries in the Linux crontab.
I use a free mp3 editor mp3directcut to remove ads from the radio show.
Clicking on the show name below will give you a 1-2min theme or sample of the show using mp3 streaming. kexp, kbcs and kplu provide streaming of the shows which you can listen to anywhere in the world and they also have archives of past shows which can be played on demand..
The mp3ed shows take approximately 110MB for 2hrs, 165MB for 3hrs. I currently have over 207GB of saved radio shows. That's 3,763 hrs (157 days). What do I do with the shows? Primarily I play them during the day either on my computers or mp3 players. Sometimes I burn a CD for use in the car. But the best reason for the 185GB is that these Radio Shows will not run forever and/or I probably will not be in Seattle forever. The archived radio shows will be valuable to me in a future without the Seattle Public Radio stations.