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Website allows users to listen to thousands of radio stations around the world – The Washington Post

By Mark Jenkins, May 27, 2021 at 11:16 a.m. PDT

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When I spent a few days in Ubud, Bali’s cultural-tourism capital, gamelan music was rarely out of earshot.

The intricate percussive music — the principal thing that drew me to the island — clanged from shops, restaurants and abundant open-air performance spaces.

I expected to experience that ubiquity again when I returned recently, some 20 years later.

Instead, as I glided over the Indonesian archipelago, I heard thumping EDM, treacly pop and whole foundries of shrieking heavy metal.

Of course, I didn’t travel to Bali in person this time. The island and the rest of Indonesia are closed to international travelers because of covid-19, according to the latest State Department advisory. Neither could I have physically floated above the South Pacific. It was my cursor that did the hovering as it navigated Radio.garden, a website that portrays more than 33,000 streaming radio stations as individual green dots on a spinnable virtual globe that charts oceans, deserts and mountains but not national borders.

Radio Garden is a banquet for anyone who enjoys maps, international music and travel, and self-guided cultural studies. It began in 2016 as a temporary project of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, devised by interactive design firms Studio Puckey and Moniker. The site was such a sensation that co-designer Jonathan Puckey decided to keep it in operation after its initial run. The website, also available as an app, became an independent company in 2019 — just in time for the pandemic, which boosted usage by as much as 750 percent in some periods.

Source: Website allows users to listen to thousands of radio stations around the world – The Washington Post

Old Time Radio : Free Audio : Free Download, Borrow and Streaming : Internet Archive

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Source: https://archive.org/details/oldtimeradio

Life of a Science Guy, with Bill Nye – StarTalk Radio : StarTalk Radio Show by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Bill Nye to explore how he became the Science Guy. Also with Chuck Nice, Emily Calandrelli, and Helen Fisher, PhD.

Editor’s notes:

* duration: 53:10, Played: 47:35

* Published: 11/1/19 12:30:00 PM

* Episode Download link (49 MB): https://rss.art19.com/episodes/243a158e-fa27-48ae-8e73-f1a3a29396d3.mp3

* Episode feed: StarTalk Radio – http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:38128127/sounds.rss

Source: Life of a Science Guy, with Bill Nye – StarTalk Radio : StarTalk Radio Show by Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Golden Age of Radio in the US · DPLA Omeka

Tuning into the radio is now an integrated part of our everyday lives. We tune in while we drive, while we work, while we cook in our kitchens. Just 100 years ago, it was a novelty to turn on a radio. The radio emerged at the turn of the twentieth century, the result of decades of scientific experimentation with the theory that information could be transmitted over long distances. Radio as a medium reached its peak—the so-called Radio Golden Age—during the Great Depression and World War II. This was a time when the world was rapidly changing, and for the first time Americans experienced those history-making events as they happened. The

Photograph of a young girl listening to the ra...
Photograph of a young girl listening to the radio during the Great Depression. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

emergence and popularity of radio shifted not just the way Americans across the country experienced news and entertainment, but also the way they communicated. This exhibition explores the development, rise, and adaptation of the radio, and its impact on American culture.

via The Golden Age of Radio in the US · DPLA Omeka.

 

The Long, Strange Purgatory of Casey Kasem

He was America’s most beloved deejay, the unmistakable voice who created ‘American top 40’ and rose to fame on the schmaltzy but irresistible charm of his “long-distance dedications.” all of which makes the tabloid circumstances of his demise—an epic family feud waged in streets, courtrooms, and funeral homes from L.A. to Oslo—even more surreal. Amy Wallace investigates the tragic final days (and very weird afterlife) of a radio legend

via The Long, Strange Purgatory of Casey Kasem.

Photo taken at the 41st Emmy Awards 9/17/89 - ...
Photo taken at the 41st Emmy Awards 9/17/89 – Permission granted to copy, publish or post but please credit “photo by Alan Light” if you can. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)