Talk Radio and Radio Interviews on US Radio Stations for English Language Studies
The first radio communication was in code – the Morse code in the US and the standard Chinese post office telegraphic code in China.
Voice communications started about 1908 after Prof. Fessenden’s experimentshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reginald_Fessenden , in the US amateurs made private radio stations for a few years that often interfered with each other until the Commerce Department imposed order in 1916. KDKA Pittsburgh was the first commercial radio station in the U.S. .
Early radio stations broadcast many plays, dramas and political commentary. One drama, about an invasion of Martians was written as a radio news broadcast. Many people believed it and ran away from the invaders from Mars. WKBW inhttp://wkbwradio.com/warintro.htm story starts at 6:45
FDR Pearl Harbor radio broadcast http://tinyurl.com/2dfqhw2
Some old radio plays are at http://www.oldtimeradiofans.com/template.php?show_name=The%20Shadow
Entertainment – Monologues
Jean Shepherd WOR New York and NPR 1960s and 70s. (he speaks clearly and not too quickly) mp3 downloads, worked best with Internet Explorer.
http://jeanshepherdpodcast.blogspot.com (need VPN, big collection of old programs)
Some radio shows can be downloaded from Itunes.
The popular National Public Radio (NPR) program This American Life
Radio Open Source – interviews by Christopher Lydon
Interviews related to China http://www.radioopensource.org/?s=china
Series on India – http://www.radioopensource.org/?s=%22Real+India%22
KPFA Berkeley Pacifica Radio http://www.kpfa.org/home
KPFA has online archives online too. For example: http://www.kpfa.org/archive/date/2011/08/05
Blues by the Bay http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/71995
Montana Public Radio, listener-supported, get also some grants from the U.S. Government. Many people think the government should not be supporting radio stations, so government support is controversial. Many states have public radio stations often connected to a university. http://www.mtpr.org/
Some commentaries that were read on the radio, mostly about Montana issues are at http://www.mtpr.net/commentaries_archive.html
Other public radio stations are listed at http://tunein.com/radio/PublicNPR-c57930/
Fox Radio Fox TV is popular in the US, it is available from many local stations and from cable TV systems. http://radio.foxnews.com/fox-news-talk/ News reporting and commentators are relatively conservative. You can listen for FoxNews live on your computer. Here are the names of some commentators.
Collection of relatively liberal talk radio shows http://www.airamericalinks.com/
Collection of relatively conservative radio shows http://tunein.com/radio/Conservative-c57917/
http://tunein.com/radio/PublicNPR-c57930/ Tunein.com has Chengdu radio stations as well as radio stations in English-speaking countries.
Los Angeles Radio Stations online http://tunein.com/radio/Los-Angeles-r100002/
If you know someone who studies chemistry, tell them that they should learn this song!
The Elements Song by Tom Lehrer http://www.chemtopics.com/elements.htm