World Radio

I’ve just discovered something extremely cool on the internet. Apparently, from the comments, it’s been around a couple of years, but I didn’t know about it until a couple of hours ago, so it’s new to me. It’s a map of the world, sprinkled with little green dots. Every dot is a radio station.
So, we (my wife and daughter were also impressed) took a little trip around the world. We listened to stations in Prague, in Poland, in Norway, in Canada, in Iowa where I’m from, in L.A., in Russia, and discovered that there were no radio stations in North Korea. Actually, I’m sure they must have some kind of state radio there, and it’s just that they are not co-operating with the mapmakers. We listened to a little bit of K-pop while we were in the region (can that be called Seoul Music?) Heard some rock, some golden oldies, some techno, a little bit of talk radio.
The person who sent it to me thought it was a great way to practice foreign languages, and I’m sure she is right. As far as I’m concerned, it’s just a pretty good way to listen to the radio, because it gives you a wide selection of stations, and the sound quality is perfect, which is not always true when you’re listening to radio on the radio. It’s also kind of a fun way to travel around the world, without actually going anywhere.
Check it out. You might enjoy it.

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  1. Dennis Watson

    This is cool. Listening to KFMG, for the moment they’re playing some cool blues.

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