Radio and Homeschooling: A Good Fit
What about socialization? Ham radio may seem like a hermit's
hobby, sitting alone in a room with a bunch of electronic equipment,
but it's actually very social. It's all about talking to other
people on radio. By Chris Mahar.
Pulse of the Planet
Each weekday, Pulse of the Planet provides its listeners
with a two-minute sound portrait of Earth, tracking the rhythms
of nature and culture worldwide and blending interviews and extraordinary
Radio Disney The radio station just for kids 12 and under. Begins
broadcast immediately, so make sure your sound volume is how
you want it. Needs a fast connection. Have only your browser
Free Old Time Radio Shows
We offer hundreds of vintage radio shows for you to listen to
online in mp3 format, all for free. Before the days of video
games, shopping malls, MTV, and the Internet, families used to
sit in their living room each night to listen to radio shows
such as Abbott and Costello, Superman, Groucho Marx, The Avenger,
Gunsmoke, Sherlock Homes, and many others.
Top radio streaming website. Works with Winamp and iTunes. Listen
to music from all over the world! Or learn how to use their software
to create your own online radio station.
Tell Us A Tale
My name is Peter Jones, and I am your host. For those of you
already familiar with the radio program and storytelling that
spawned this website, consider this your personal invitation
to find out more about the people and characters behind the voices
you hear each Sunday from noon to 2 pm on Charlottesville, Virginia
station WTJU 91.1 FM.
Brothers Radio Show
Modeled on oldtime radio, back before there was TV, "Live!
at the Clubhouse" is a great place for young listeners.
It's educational. It's got facts about science and nature. And,
it's always 100% healthy and 100% fun!
How to Make a Foxhole Radio
GI's, during World War Two, built these sets which took advantage of (comparatively) readily available materials. The instructions are purposely lacking in detail; these were a project designed with improvisation in mind.
Your Own Crystal Shortwave Receiver
The fidelity of tone and clarity of crystal rectification are
hard to beat. What's more, crystal sets are absolutely free!
A crystal receiver is powered solely by the radio waves that
it pulls from the air.
a basic AM broadcast crystal set
I highly recommend that you build this set if you've never built
a set before. I've included a brief set of plans, a listing of
assembly steps, and a drawing for building the set shown below
(Figure 1). It's one of the easiest sets to build and it works
well if you have a strong, local AM station.
Through hands-on practice, working relationships with industry
professionals, and production of award-winning programming, Youth
Radio students learn the basics of broadcasting. In the process,
they're exposed to a broad spectrum of media-related careers.