Talk Radio for WebTV|
By Chet Copeland
(May 23, 1999)
This is a 'jumping off' list geared to the more serious
listener. All of the sites use WebTV-compatible RealAudio 2 or 3 (streaming).
WebTV (compatible) RADIO STATIONS:
Go to the 'News-Talk Page'. There, you can choose a button menu of
syndicated shows like Jim Bohannon, Art Bell, etc. (A suggestion: Take
advantage of time zone differences to gain additional listening hours).
You can also do a search here to see if a station webcasts in WebTV's
RA2-3 format. A huge site -- until WebTV gets an audio upgrade, this is
our 'default' listeners' bible:
WebTV-compatible RADIO STATIONS
LISTEN TO THE NEWS (LTTN)
Only half the links work on WTV, but it's a
site I use daily. General listening too. Left side is a huge 'standing
list' of domestic and international stations (e.g. top notch Deutsche
Welle & Radio Netherlands); right side is topical (e.g. "Kosovo Crisis")
and updated often (red=audio; blue=print): Recently featured by
Netscape, USA Today, and Yahoo!
LISTEN TO THE NEWS
Check out the NPR 'on demand' audio archives for "Morning
Edition", "All Things Considered", etc. They are available shortly after
the last feed to the West Coast: This way you can listen to only the
clips (stories) that interest you! Many don't know that there are audio
files hidden back there. NPR certainly doesn't advertise them,
presumably because local stations fear that NPR will become a
For erudite talk: "Extension 720" (9-11PM M-F, C.T.)
from commercial station. Topics are posted 1 month in advance. How about
two hours on the Renaissance? Or the art of beermaking & tasting?
Listen at the station or at LTTN:
"The Connection", live (10-Noon E.T.) or
archived--said to be the best talk show in the East (by the Wash. Post
KCRW--Santa Monica NPR
Talk archives. The NY Times's lists this huge
archive in its 'arts on the internet page'--the only radio station to be
so listed. Audio archives of "This American Life," "The Politics of
Culture", "Left, Right and Center," etc!
KCRW--Santa Monica NPR
Live: "Fresh Air", their (10AM-Noon E.T., M-F)
"Radio Times" talk show, "Sunday Rounds", and "Le Show," "Radio Times"
is archived. Often they forget to block a non-WHYY show from the
internet & you can hear shows your local station doesn't carry, like
"Tech Nation" or "On The Media."
KPFA-Berkeley is Pacifica's embattled flagship station. Listen live to
"Democracy Now", "Radio Nation", "Counterspin", and "Pacifica News",
For the same shows 'on demand', go to Webactive
Explore other Public Radio webcasters--not all work on WTV & most are
CBC One (News & Talk) or CBC Two (Arts/Music)
broadcaster. Their 'headiest' program is "Ideas" (9-10PM E.T., M-F) on
CBC One; Topics are posted a month in advance. For the the best
glimpse of Canada, try the call-in, "Cross Country Checkup" (Sun 4-6PM
E.T., with topic posted by late Friday; also avail. 'on demand'). Note:
These 2 shows run Sept-June.
CBC One and Two
Amazingly fast paced commercial free talk (lots of
sports too) from England. Try "Up All Night" which runs 9PM-1AM E.T.,
M-F. I use LTTN above, but the official link is:
BBC's 5 Min News Summary (Listen right here)
"A Prairie Home Companion" (from Minn. Public Radio)
A very interesting
site! listen live here (5-7PM C.T. Sat.) or check the audio archives;
new writing by Garrison; hear 'old time' sound effects while you read
how they're done,
Prairie Home Companion
[Old Time Radio Broadcasts (OTR)]
1. "When Radio Was," with Stan Freberg, (10PM-11PM E.T., M-F) on CKWW,
Windsor -Detroit: "When Radio Was"
2."Those Old Radio Shows" (11PM-1AM M.T., all 7 nights) on Calgary's CHQR
('QR77'): "Those Old Radio Shows"
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