This is a Christmas present for anyone who comes to visit this little blog in the vast reaches of cyber space.
Pick a place anywhere in the world and listen to their radio! Live, what is playing this minute. For free. How cool is that!
This is one of the most fantastic things I've seen/heard online in ages.
Apparently, it was created by TRE (Transnational Radio Encounters). It is so awesome to be able to travel around this amazing planet, see the geographic details on the map, listening to the languages, music, ambiance, news in so many countries, far flung corners of the world. Just like that. Boom. One moment listening to music in Bamako, Mali, Almaty, Kazakhstan, Bengaluru, India then swiveling the globe and listening to music in Chalcis, Greece.
I love the Stories part of this website too, in different accents. The History part too around the world, in different languages. Even the Jingles part is cool.
Looking at the globe is wonderful as well, connecting to parts of the world by their radio programs is an interesting sort of intimacy. I like targeting the littler dots in exotic places I've never heard of before.
What a great sound adventure this is.
If you like classic jazz, just dedicated to jazz, here is Moscow's Jazz 101 via languagehat with thanks.
If you like Reggae, here's a great dub station out of Nicosia, Cypress of all places.
And Radio Locator
Welcome to Radio-Locator.com, the most trusted radio station search engine on the Internet. We have links to over 15,100 radio stations' web pages and over 10,200 stations' audio streams from radio stations in the U.S. and around the world.
|From BBC's Planet Earth II|
|teh kitten and owl chick friends, in Japan|
Wow. Human population through time
Tom Tom Club - Yella Lyrics
Very nice reading with pictures from the original book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas