Extracts below from Radio Websites by Chrissy Brand, for Radio User, 2015.
The working week is over for most of us and I am on the tram to Cheshire to see family. I block out the noise of the commuters around me by listening to the last of the podcasts which I loaded onto my mp3 player at the weekend. Views, news and features from the English services of Radio Sweden (http://sverigesradio.se/sida/default.aspx?programid=2054 ), Radio Prague (http://www.radio.cz/en/static/about-radio-prague/how-to-listen-to-radio-prague ), Radio Slovakia International (http://en.rsi.rtvs.sk/ ) and Radio Bulgaria. See http://bnr.bg/en and the wonderful 80 years feature at http://bnr.bg/en/80years/list .
Although Sweden and Bulgaria are no longer available on shortwave, I am still as entranced and informed by these countries as I was when first encountering them decades ago on the radio dial.
Just before meeting some friends for dinner there’s time for me to explore Soundcloud and hear a few new offerings in my feed. These include DJ Zed’s glorious six minute dark and mysterious track called “Mystery”, which reminded me a little of radio interference and ionospheric noises at https://soundcloud.com/di_zed/mystery Other aural ambience that may well lift you include tracks called Ravel, Ether and The Symbols. Check out https://soundcloud.com/di_zed.
I also catch up with the latest podcasts from The Mouth, a UK magazine which has regular interviews with established and up and coming bands. https://soundcloud.com/themouthmagazine