Saturday, April 26, 2003

"As Phillips Brooks, a Protestant pastor in the late 19th century, wrote: "In the best sense of the word, Jesus was a radical.His religion has so long been identified with conservatismthat it is almost startling sometimes to remember that all the conservatives of his own times were against him; that it was the young, free, restless, sanguine, progressive part of the people who flocked to him.""

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Boycott Mainstream Media and Tune in the World: How To Listen to Shortwave Broadcasts via Radio and the Internet - A Media Watch Special on


Many broadcasts are now streaming continuously via the Internet, offering their programming in English 24 hours a day. Other stations stream in English on the net only when they are beaming their radio signals in English via shortwave (parallel broadcasting). Many broadcasters also provide current news sections right on their sites. Here are several websites that can get you started listening with or without a radio!

Perhaps the easiest site to use is one entitled Shortwave Broadcasts LIVE On The Internet This site is basically an alphabetical listing of countries, with links to streaming broadcasts via Real Audio or Windows Media. Most countries stream continuously in the native language; others stream and also offer "in demand" archived broadcasts in English. Some stations provide only limited schedules and some parallel the shortwave broadcasts which are aired at certain times of the day. At the bottom of each listing there are links to the website of the broadcaster. As previously mentioned, these home pages often provide complete daily and weekly schedules of programming, including when broadcasts are aired specifically for North American audiences. Check out the TV feed from Cuba!

Another good site is the World Radio Network Based in London, this site offers a variety of ways to tune in. WRN culls some of the most popular news and cultural broadcasts from across the globe and bundles them into a variety of schedules geared for different regions For example, English broadcasts are available in formats for WRN English for Africa/Middle East, Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, and South America. As an example, on the WRN English for North America channel, weekday evenings feature programming from Russia, Slovakia, China, Israel, Poland, Hungary, the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, and UN Radio. NPR Radio programs from the US also show up on the schedules. There are also multilingual broadcasts for North America. By selecting any of these formats you will see a daily schedule in Universal Time (UTC) along with the applicable time zones for that part of the world. Or, you can click on "Listen Now" and pick up whatever is broadcasting at the moment.

There is also a listing of all the broadcasters that are available on WRN Clicking on a station brings you to a page which describes the broadcast availability (language and time) as well as a direct link to the station's website. These informational pages are also available by clicking the program names on the master schedule for that region.
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