ThreeD Radio, a 41-year-old station in Adelaide, Australia, includes Aboriginal music in its regular playlists. “Their music is exceptionally moving and often talks about the struggles that native people have faced,” said William Taylor, director of career development at VelvetJobs, an outplacement firm. His favorite musicians: Ziggy, Thelma Plum, Zaine Francis and Steady (threedradio.com).
For fans of Indian music, Bollywood hits was founded to serve the Indian diaspora. It plays Hindi songs, gazalas, classical songs, qawwalis and much more (onlineradios.in/hits-of-bollywood). NTS Radio, with studios in Los Angeles, Shanghai and Manchester, England, offers extremely eclectic selections – Japanese psychedelia from 1968 to 1975, a performance by the experimental rap group Clipping, and new world music albums, among others (nts.live; also available via a free app for iOS and Android). Nostalgia, a French station, plays hits from the 1960s to the 1990s, from classical French musicians like Edith Piaf, Johnny Hallyday and Renaud to Seal, Queen and Duran Duran (nostalgie.fr).
From Egypt, Nile FM, mainly plays Top 40 programming, “but between 7 and 8 a.m. (1 to 2 a.m. EST) they have a great hour of classic rock,” said Ethan Haynes, author and teacher part-time student with learning disabilities currently living in Cairo. “Weekends have a syndicated techno / house program while their DJs enjoy their days off. Nile broadcasts in English, but it’s “a good way to hear the Middle East’s perspective on US politics or hear Middle East news that might not appear in US media,” he said. he declared. (nilefm.com, or via an app for iOS and Android).
Government funded Radio-Canada offers a wide range of shows, from Writers & Company, an award-winning show hosted by journalist Eleanor Wachtel with a focus on books and authors, to Cross Country Check-Up, a national weekly online radio show that has been open for 51 years, broadcast live simultaneously in six time zones across the country every Sunday afternoon on CBC Radio One. It draws over half a million listeners, according to the CBC, with 5,000 to 10,000 people trying to call in and join the discussion (cbc.ca/radio; or via a free app for iOS, cbc.listen).
RFI World (Radio France International, Monde) offers world news and cultural programs exploring the literary, poetic and musical aspects of different cultures, particularly with an emphasis on French-speaking West African countries, in English (rfi.fr/en; or via a free app for iOS / Android).