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Radio & Weather
Below is an assemblage of my favorite links connecting you with Europe’s airwaves. Don’t be surprised to hear that Europeans are getting an ear full of American and British music. It’s been that way for decades, ever since Elvis and the Beatles invaded the continent. (You’ll hear less music in English, however, on the French and Italian stations.) Whether you tune in during work or set the tone for a romantic evening, I wish you a harmonious experience on European web radio.
Munich, Germany, (Bayern 3). This station, one of the most listened to in Bavaria, spins some German music with streams of English-language pop and rock classics. News in German on the hour.
Bavaria, (Bayern Plus). This melodic channel, broadcast from the capital of beer and lederhosen, spins German folk music with a sprinkling of English-language classics.
Bavaria, (Bayern 4 Klassik). Tune in to a relaxing time with classical music provided by the Bavarian radio service: Bayerischer Rundfunk.
Berlin, (Berliner Rundfunk). From the German capital, listen to rock, pop, classics: 70s, 80s, 90s and more.
Berlin, Alexanderplatz, (Star FM). Rock, pop.
Potsdam, (Radio Eins, in the pop-up window, click your preferred media player). More rock and pop music broadcast from the capital of Brandenburg, the state encompassing Berlin.
Radio Vienna: Rock as well as pop on the regional channel transmitted by ORF, short for Österreichischer Rundfunk, meaning Austrian Broadcasting (Network). The following three stations, Ö1, Ö3 and FM4, all come under the ORF umbrella.
Radio Austria, Ö1. Cultural radio broadcast nationally, featuring classical music and current events, among other programming.
Austria-wide: Pop, hit-list music on Radio Austria 3, or Ö3.
Austria-wide, (FM4). Alternative music; news on the hour typically in English. Entertaining morning show (in English) with Stuart Freeman, John Megill and Hal Rock, daily 6-10 a.m. local time.
Salzburg, (Radio Arabella). On this melodic channel you have about a dozen selections to choose from, including classic rock, Austrian pop, Viennese folk, love songs, party music, Italian tunes, and hits for kids. You can't go wrong!
Klagenfurt, southern Austria, (Radio Harmonie). Oldies, classic rock, Austrian folk.
The Netherlands, (Radio Holland). Easy listening, but expect some Dutch discussion.
World, (BBC World Service; in the pop-up window, click your preferred media player). 24- hour news in English from Britain.
Prague, Czech Republic, (Classic FM). Classical music broadcast from one of the historic capitals of classical music.
Rome, Italy, Rai Italia. Sponsored by the national public broadcasting network, RAI, or Radiotelevisione Italiana, beaming Italian and hit-list tunes from the capital.
Catania, Italy, (antenna uno). Streaming across the island of Sicily and the bottom of the boot from the beachy town of Catania, this modern-music station is another excellent choice to complement your pasta.
Verona, Italy, (Radio Piterpan; in the pop-up window, click the play button for Live Radio). Transmitting mainstream music across the picturesque provinces of north-central Italy to the dramatic backdrop of Romeo and Juliet.
Radio Monaco, 98.2 (in the pop-up window, click either the Ecouter button or A l'ANTENNE to activate the player). Listen live to pop and hip-hop, electro to world beat, and rock to jazz from the moneyed Principality of Monaco, nestling on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the sun-drenched south of France.
Narbonne, France, (Radio Narbonne Mediterranee): French and English-language music transmitted from the 2,000-year-old city of Narbonne, southern France.
Normandy, France, Normandie FM: Broadcasting from the beaches of northwest France, this hip station reaches Saint Michel on the Mont to the Brits across the Channel.
Perpignan, France, (Radio Catalogne Nord). Classic French and English-language tunes transmitted from the balmy city of Perpignan on the southern-most coast of France, just north of the Spanish border and Barcelona.