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This Site Lets You Listen to Any Radio Station on the Planet

Saikat Basu 19-12-2016

Live radio? Who listens to that in this age and day of podcasts and Spotify? Far more than those who remember the “Who listens to the radio?” song by The Sports.


In 2015, Nielsen mentioned that more than 91 percent of Americans remain loyal to everything between AM and FM. And if you remember the feel of turning the knob, head over to this cool experiment that uses an interactive globe to take you across a world filled with radio stations.

Radio Garden is a live online radio that makes many radio stations easily accessible with a turn of the globe. It uses the latest WebGL browser technology to create the virtual globe that looks like Google Earth. Just spin it and cross borders to listen to any radio station you want.

Radio Garden

It is not only about discovering new stations and new songs. Apart from the Live section, there are three more links you should try.

History: Brings you historical recordings that may be culturally significant. For example, I went over to Radio Moscow and listened to the announcement on Valentina Tereshkova’s first space flight.


Jingles: A quick technology snippet on station identification.

Stories: Listen to people recollect how they experience the world with radio.

But I am sure you will keep coming back to the Live view because that’s where the action is. The site has gone viral and every day new stations are added to it. Twirling the globe is as much fun as turning the old dial.

Tune Into the World With Radio

Radio Garden is a project of The Transnational Radio Knowledge Platform which looks at the impact of radio on culture and communication. Radio was the internet of its day, and its influence continues to stay with us.

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What do you like listening to? Tell us about your favorite station in your part of the world. We are now just a spin away.

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  1. Eric
    December 28, 2016 at 12:06 am


  2. Colin
    December 19, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    I really like it. Interesting to see/hear how many non_English speaking countries play UK/USA music.
    Do the knockers really believe that this would be a list of EVERY station worldwide? Why not just enjoy it for what it is...very interesting.

    • Saikat Basu
      December 23, 2016 at 7:36 am

      Spot on. As a research project, the idea is cool. And, we get to listen and enjoy for free!

  3. Nuno
    December 19, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Not any radio, just the ones who asked to be listed.

    • Saikat Basu
      December 23, 2016 at 7:35 am

      Yes, this is a new project and radio stations also have to ask to be listed. And an admirable research initiative if I can add. It is not meant to be a commercial product.

  4. Catalin Petrescu
    December 19, 2016 at 10:21 am

    This is just BS. For Romania has almost nothing only a few stations spread arround the country and even the public radio isn't available there.

    • Saikat Basu
      December 23, 2016 at 7:33 am

      Almost, 300 radio stations are being added daily. Give it a bit of time.