November 23, 2021

Click in then click on the green dots to listen to the radio stations of the world.

Incredibly cool!

29 comments:

Ice Nine said...

Very cool.

Twelve years ago I had a little USB thumb drive kind of thingy that did the same thing - though not as comprehensively as this. But at the time it was a marvel.

Temujin said...

I'm going to try to remain reserved.

THIS IS THE COOLEST THING YOU'VE EVER POSTED!

OK. I've said my piece.
I love listening to radio in other places. This might keep me busy for the next 20 years.

Lem said...

South Korea either has little to no radio stations or they go to sleep after midnight like tv stations used to here.

KellyM said...

Found this site about a year ago and amused ourselves for quite a while zipping around to all kinds of stuff. We keep it on Soggy Dollar Radio out of the British Virgin Islands. No commercials and a crazy mix of a little of everything.

Leland said...

Radio Garden has been around for awhile, but yeah, it does have a good interface. Alas, all those stations and none have what I want. The real trick is remembering the app during an emergency where you can then pick up the stations closest to the event for context.

Original Mike said...

Wish they had 1310 WIBA-AM so I could listen to Packers & Badgers.

wild chicken said...

No stations in Manhattan?

How does that happen?

gilbar said...

pretty neat, but missing a LOT of stations
Pine Ridge? Nope!
Rosebud? Nope!
Window Rock? YES! of the three international stations i listen to, only KTNN

TML said...

Can hardly grasp how cool and fun this is. Honestly, truly amazing.

LA_Bob said...

It is indeed very cool.

The garden starts me off in Japan. Amazing to hear all the western music and even English-language songs. The Los Angeles area stations seem to be where the foreign languages are, at least compared with Japan. Hilarious!

Ann Althouse said...

"I'm going to try to remain reserved. THIS IS THE COOLEST THING YOU'VE EVER POSTED"

Ha ha. I restrained myself. My original reaction, spoken out loud, was: "This is the best thing ever!"

rcocean said...

Very nice. Very nice indeed.

MadTownGuy said...

I've listened to this for years. Argentine (Buenos Aires) station with live programming plus channels by genre.

La 100 FM

PM said...

A+, www.
thx, Ann

tim in vermont said...

OK, this is waay cool.

tim in vermont said...

Going on my phone so I can listen in my car.

tim in vermont said...

I guess Italian is the international language of Opera, and English is the international language of pop music. At least so I gather from listening to Japanese and then French language stations, after listening in on an Inuit station on the Arctic Ocean.

TA said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!

CJinPA said...

Wonderful.

Japan has several stations that play classical and American songs. A few played the same song, so they could be simulcasting.

Drago said...

Fantastic.

Mark said...

"This is the best thing ever!"

The original best thing ever was your basic hand-held transistor radio. For just a few dollars, you had hours and hours and hours of entertainment with music, sports, talk, news and more. I still have one next to my bed. Don't listen to the late night baseball games anymore though. But back in the day with Ernie Harwell . . .

Bart Hall said...

I've used this site for quite some time, because is allows me to keep my ear up for languages I speak, but have almost no chance to use in rural and small-town Kansas -- German, Hungarian, Dutch, and Swedish. Also to stay somewhat current on local/regional news from Qu├ębec and other places I've lived.

Ann Althouse said...

"The garden starts me off in Japan."

Yeah, that's because of where I was when I made the link.

tim in vermont said...

When I was in the industry, people used to wonder how they were going to use all of that dark fibre strung between continents, under the oceans. Nobody could think of how it would be used; there was so much capacity. Now we know.

Readering said...

Just downloaded the app. Goes first to a local station.

TML said...

Still playing with this...found an amazing jazz station in Japan in Uwajima

RMc said...

No stations in Manhattan?

Aim for the big dot in Brooklyn -- there's over 200 NYC-based stations to choose from!

gilbar said...

i take (part of it back)
it DOES have Pine Ridge (KILI Porcupine SD 90.1) but Still is missing Rosebud

Clyde said...

Well, that was interesting. Hopscotched across from Japan to Korea to Khabarovsk to China to India, then to Italy, Wales, Scotland and Iceland, then zoomed in on the local green dots here in Florida. Then I went to Longyearbyen, Norway in Svalbard and Ushuaia, Argentina in Tierra del Fuego, the northernmost settlement and the southernmost city in the world, just for kicks. In Cape Coral, Florida, the Vibe station started playing "Come On Eileen." Mostly it was people speaking in incomprehensible languages, though.