Radio, news, and weather
A general directory for broadcast media is provided by broadcast.com.
- Total News
- The MIT List of
Radio Stations on the Internet
- BBC; BBC World Service; BBC World Service [Audionet]
- Corporation for Public Broadcasting
- Local radio:
- WHYY (90.9) is
Philadelphia's really clever answer to the aberrant and un-American
notion of "public" radio. Does your public want you to program the
classical music you abandoned some years ago (without consulting that
public's wants or needs), especially now that Philadelphia has lost its
only all-classical music station, instead of the incessant and completely
mindless babble you now clutter the airwaves with twenty-four hours a day?
Screw 'em. The public can have any color car it wants, so long as it's
black. Thus endeth my support.
- WWFM, Trenton, New Jersey's
"Classical Network" -- which is a (more or less) all-classical
station -- broadcasts from Mercer County Community College and various
other sites. In Philadelphia it does so with witty inaudibility at
both 89.1 (Trenton) and 107.9 (Philadelphia). Should its signal
ever improve, it will be worth support. Until then, it is not worth it --
I give it anyway: so much for consistency -- if you happen to live in
Philadelphia and thought that a real city might have a classical music
- WPRB (103.3) is Princeton
University's sometimes classical radio station. It is staffed by some of
the most inarticulate students (with a very few notable exceptions) in
North America. One assumes that their parents imagine they are
getting an education.
- WRTI -- is a half-classical
(daytime)/half-jazz (nighttime) hybrid operated by Temple University.
Better than nothing, yes -- but real cities need both classical and
jazz stations fulltime. WRTI used to be all-jazz, and welcome as such. The
city still needs it, as it needs a full-time classical station.
- One local public station, operated by my very own university, plays
what Ben Jonson might have called no music at all.
- KYW -- all news all the time all
news all the time all news all the time all news all the time . . .
- Real Audio (various radio links;
these require your computer to have speakers and audio
- NANDO (News & Observer news)
- The Omnivore
- AJR NewsLink
- Media Dragon /
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