Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Virtual Tourist Radio


The first website site that I created and posted content on was Virtual Tourist, the site closed down in 2017.  Virtual Tourist had tons of user generated content, photos, travel tips and a very active user forum section.  You could go on the site and visit far away places without leaving home.   

It seems no one is traveling much this, year, and I have to admit for this travel addict it is not always easy.  I will end the year with fewer than 20 nights in hotels, I haven't had an airline reservation pending since March.  Unheard of.  

Somedays I just need to go someplace.  A few months ago John Gray posted a link to a local news story in Wales. The story was on the website of Radio Colwyn Bay, reading the story I discovered that they have a live-stream of local radio. Just what I need some days, local radio, from 3,500 miles away.  Check it out. There is a UK based site with a bunch of online streaming options, it is nice to hear about the traffic jams in London, and the local news that does not make me cringe. 

Is there a local radio station in your city I should listen to?



11 comments:

  1. wrti.org plays classical from 6a-6p; 6p-6a is jazz. we have this station on at home and in the car.

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  2. I too listen to wrti, and another station, WRDV 89.3. They play the really oldie but goodies, things I have never heard in years! Old songs from the 30'-60's and a mix of everything.

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  3. I had an app on my phone that I could use to listen to radio stations all over the world. Sammy J is the presenter of ABC Melbourne breakfast programme and Virginia Trioli is a serious presenter for ABC Melbourne. At 7.36am after the one minute traffic report, they have a four minute chat. I never miss it.
    https://www.abc.net.au/radio/melbourne/ with Listen Live at the top.
    That would be 4.36pm New York time, which I think is your time.
    You could do worse than to listen to Trioli when she comes on fifty minutes later if you want to get a flavour for our city, state and country.
    But where are your recommendations for local radio listening in your city?

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    1. ABC on the other side of the world is American Broadcast Company, one of the original broadcast TV services. I am listening to radio melbourne at the moment.

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  4. I don't listen to the radio anymore. All static, all the time. Now, between cds when I'm driving some distance, I'll find an oldies station to listen to, sometimes they're out there :)

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    1. In the car I listen to CDs, at home streaming music, now streaming radio from far away. I am avoiding the US news.

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  5. My local PBS station is KJZZ. It is mostly news shows all day but, it is the only radio station I listen to. Great idea to listen to local news from so far away.
    I feel your pain when it comes to travel. I had many travel plans back in February and all have been halted.

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    1. PBS is probably the best in the country

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  6. if there are any I am not aware of them
    We have - had? - have - a classical radio station but it was horrid. I had to stop listening as it was saccharine .

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