I was learning Swedish two years ago and it helped me listening Swedish internet radio and reading Swedish news sites. I think you've to be patient. Not every radio station is appropriate to listen to because of the quality or because the moderators have accent or the content is only music and fool-around.
The news site http://dw.de is multi lingual (good for switching the languages if you've touble in understanding).
Good German news websites are
Since you're also active on Stackoverflow, you might be interested in technical/science websites, like
Further it's helpful to lookup things on en.wikipedia and switch over to the German version on the left menu: http://de.wikipedia.org
(It's interesting that many detetailed articles in EN or DE are quite poor in e.g. SE ;)
Here's a list of radio stations: Liste deutscher Hörfunksender
You'll be interested in "Öffentlich-rechtliche Sender" only (they have no or only little fool-around).
Finally, for me it was helpful to speak daily things in the foreign language (Swedish) to my self. Every little thing like "Today it's warmer then last week." counts. ;)
Then I recognized I don't know how to expess myself and looked up the phrases, grammer and vocabulary.