RadioGlobe: search over 2000 web radio stations #PiDay #RaspberryPi @Raspberry_Pi
RadioGlobe is an interactive tool to access over 2000 stations (and counting), from all over the world.
Part of the magic is the the tension between familiarity and the unfamiliarity: It’s both shocking how many radio stations play Western pop music, but then with a turn of the jog wheel, you find an alternatives (in the same location) – and you navigate from Boosh FM‘s Drum & Bass, to listening to a native dialect of New Zealand. It’s frankly, mind-blowing, even though the technology has been around for years.
The project is Open Source. The GitHub repository is open to anyone who would like to evolve the code to make the RadioGlobe even better.
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