Royce Shook

7 months ago · 1 min. reading time · visibility 0 ·

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Radio Stations from around the world and other trips down memory lane.

When I was growing up, I had this old transistor radio and every night I would try to get stations from as far away as I could. I remember betting a radio station from California, which was over 1,000 miles away, on a clear night in August. That was a thrill. 

I don’t know about you, but I still listen to the radio at night. I use the Radio Canada App to get some interesting stations from Ontario and Alberta. But I find this site incredible! When you click on the link below you will open a Google Earth map. The green dots on the map represent radio stations. Move the cursor over any of the dots and you will immediately hear that station with very good reception. Zoom in or out to determine where you are--which country or which city. Any of you who are multilingual will enjoy this…listen to stations in Europe, Asia, Australia, or wherever. Listen to music from Ireland playing Irish pub music or any type you want. Here is the link:

Memories of the 1950s for those of us who were born in the ’40s and early 50’s this is a wonderfully nostalgic, but unrealistic look back at the 1950s/ This is over 7 minutes long but, considering we are somewhat trapped indoors this year anyway, why not sit back, listen, watch, and reminisce about days gone by? Rotary telephones! Mercurochrome! Fun with Dick & Jane books. Brylcreem. Turquoise or Pink Bathroom fixtures. Bonanza. 24” B & W TVs. Hula-hoops. Drive-in movies. Click here for memories:

Radio Stations from around the world and other trips down memory lane.

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Ken Boddie

7 months ago #4

After reading your post, Royce, I downloaded the Radio Garden app and you still can't wipe the smile off my face. I've been listening, not just to local radio at the tweak of my mouse across the globe, but I've been 'visiting' various radio stations in Indonesia, South Africa, New Zealand and more. That Radio Garden link and app are definitely worth their weight in gold. This could prove to be addictive, but, there again, it probably depends upon the frequency. 🤣😂🤣

Royce Shook

7 months ago #3

Pascal, you are welcome, and John what a great song.

John Rylance

7 months ago #2

Youve had your time you had your power Youve yet to have your finest hour Radio Ga Ga.

Pascal Derrien

7 months ago #1

Radios are still pretty popular in Ireland. I remember growing up in France and waiting for my favourite tunes to come up on the top 50 program :-) Thanks for the trip to memory lane and the link too :-)

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