Radio Garden is, in essence, Google Earth for radio. You have a globe that you can spin and aim at any live radio station you want around the world.
You have a 3D world on your screen and you can zoom in to local stations all over the world. The immediate sense of what you hear and where the planet radiates (meaning it also represents the region's culture) is amazing. A world full of dots representing live radio stations that you can tune in.
On our Radio Garden using the options in the upper left of the web page, you can switch between live radio stations, history, jingles, and recorded interviews. Of course, live streams are the most exciting, and within minutes you can surf everywhere, from radio stations in Uganda to pop radio stations in Norway or Japan for J-pop or to India for astrological advice. It's a real horn of Amalthia, with almost 10.000 stations available to you to tune in.
The Radio Garden website is not new. It's available on the internet from 2016, yet it's a great app to showcase. Those who explore it do not expect to listen to all local radio stations from Greece, as it only relays those who live on the internet. But it is by far the most manageable website for listening to global radio and without irritating advertisements. During the writing of this article I was listening to a radio station (I was stuck I would say) from southern Italy. The stream worked impeccably and did not stick once.