Learn how to Hearken to Radio Stations From Across the World
ThreeD radio, a 41 year old broadcaster in Adelaide, Australia, is adding Aboriginal music to its regular playlists. “Their music is exceptionally soulful and often speaks of the struggles the Aborigines faced,” said William Taylor, career development manager for VelvetJobs, an outplacement company. His favorite musicians: Ziggy, Thelma Plum, Zaine Francis and Steady (threedradio.com).
For fans of Indian music, Bollywood hits was founded to serve the Indian diaspora. It plays Hindi songs, gazalas, classical songs, qawwalis and much more (onlineradios.in/hits-of-bollywood). NTS radiowith studios in Los Angeles, Shanghai and Manchester, England, offers a wide range – Japanese psychedelics from 1968 to 1975, an appearance by the experimental rap group Clipping and, among other things, new world music albums (nts.live; also available via a free app for iOS and Android). nostalgia, a French broadcaster, plays hits from the 1960s to 1990s, from French classical musicians such as Edith Piaf, Johnny Hallyday and Renaud to Seal, Queen and Duran Duran (nostalgie.fr).
From Egypt, Nile FMplays mostly Top 40 programs, “but they have a great classic rock lesson between 7 am and 8 am (1 am to 2 pm East),” said Ethan Haynes, writer and part-time teacher of students with learning difficulties currently living in Cairo. “The weekends have a syndicated techno / house program while their DJs enjoy their days off.” Nile broadcasts in English, but it’s a “great way to hear the Middle Eastern perspective of American politics or hear Middle Eastern news that may not be featured in American media,” he said (nilefm.com or via an app for iOS) and Android).
The government funded Canadian Broadcasting Corporation offers a wide range of shows, from Writers & Company, an award-winning program by journalist Eleanor Wachtel with an emphasis on books and authors, to Cross Country Check-Up, a 51-year-old weekly national open-line radio program. Live broadcast simultaneously in six time zones across the country every Sunday afternoon on CBC Radio One. According to the CBC, it attracts more than half a million listeners. 5,000 to 10,000 people try to register and take part in the discussion (cbc.ca/radio; or via a free app for iOS, cbc.listen).
RFI world (Radio France International, World) offers world news and cultural programs that examine literary, poetic and musical aspects of different cultures, especially with a focus on Francophone West African countries, in English (rfi.fr/en; or via a free app for iOS) / Android ).