How can I use my Macbook Air to wake me up in the morning using an Internet radio station of my choice? The solution should wake up the laptop from sleep and be reliable. Here's what I know:
- Macs can be reliably woken up from suspend, by software, at a specified time.
- There are a number of programs including the free Alarm Clock 2 as well commercial Awaken and Aurora. These have the feature of specifying an iTunes playlist, which can include radio stremas.
However, the feature of waking up to internet radio, if implemented, doesn't seem to be well tested. In my tests, Alarm Clock 2 didn't recognize the internet stream at all, while Aurora didn't manage to play the stream after waking up in the morning, the latter failure presumably being a result of the WiFi connection taking a few seconds to establish.
Waking up to internet radio seems to be an eminently useful option. Any solutions?