WKRP in South London
June 13, 2013 3:13 AM Subscribe
We have an internet radio, and I have a love of sitcoms set in talk radio stations such as NewsRadio and Frasier. So recommend me your favourite talk stations!
posted by mippy to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
The Tune-In app on my tablet makes navigating stations a bit easier, but the taxonomy of stations in the US is quite different to the UK - here we have the BBC's Radio 4 (mixture of stuff, often seen as very middle class) 4Extra (drama and comedy), Five Live (news and sport) and the independent TalkRadio and LBC, which are commonly thought of as aural companions to the Daily Mail. In contrast, talk stations in the US seem much more fractured - there seems to be one for every political view and belief, and this in every region. So some recommendations would be great.
I know and like the various PRI podcasts, but I like having radio on in the background sometimes rather than actively choosing what to listen to, and I find the adverts interesting. Sometimes it's nice to hear the traffic reports from Buffalo or Vancouver, or see what sales are on at Chapters or Sears - and as with Radio 4, it can be nice to find something interesting accidentally.
I don't have listening skills in any other languages good enough to really follow any non-English stations, but I used to listen to the English broadcasts on Radio Sweden and Radio Netherlands a lot when I was little, so not averse to these at all!