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May 5, 2014 7:00 PM   Subscribe

Global Breakfast Radio aggregates radio stations from across the world, constantly streaming broadcasts from wherever it’s breakfast-time right now. (via)
posted by davidjmcgee (12 comments total) 49 users marked this as a favorite
 
This is an amazing idea and my new favorite thing.
posted by Tomorrowful at 7:29 PM on May 5, 2014 [2 favorites]


Oooooo
posted by odinsdream at 7:54 PM on May 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


I used to listen to shortwave radio a lot and I have always missed the unpredictability of what I'd find while scanning the radio-waves... online radio generally doesn't have the same mystery to it. But this is great!
posted by kmkrebs at 9:50 PM on May 5, 2014


Oh gosh this is the perfect, PERFECT working jam.
posted by Erasmouse at 1:47 AM on May 6, 2014


Loveliness!

Reminds me of this wonderful bit of time-shifting tinkering which sees a Raspberry Pi stuffed into an old Roberts to make Radio 4 play at the 'right' time, wherever you are in the world.

I made a (much less clever) Raspberry Pi-powered Radio 4 Shite Replacement Unit which automatically replaces cack like Gardeners' Question Time with programmes that don't make me want to firebomb Broadcasting House - just added Global Breakfast Radio to the list of alternatives and can't wait to hear a five minute burst in place of Thought for the Day tomorrow!
posted by jack_mo at 1:50 AM on May 6, 2014 [1 favorite]


This is brilliant! I sometimes do this myself at work - I have a job where I sit at a computer listening to online radio, so when the local breakfast show finishes at 10am and the local station descends into hours and hours of networked non-stop workday music, I flick across to New York where it's 5am and start again. Endless music radio doesn't do it for me - I like a mix of chat and tunes.

I'd love to see a list of the stations it aggregates, which doesn't appear to be on the website. I wonder if it does the same stations each day, or chooses a random station from each time-zone?
posted by winterhill at 2:30 AM on May 6, 2014 [2 favorites]


I clicked on it, and suddenly WFMU.



well played, internet.
posted by louche mustachio at 3:09 AM on May 6, 2014 [2 favorites]


Newfoundland radio informs me they have a FREE DEAD WHALE for anyone who wants it.

Valued at over $2000 (source - eBay.) Probably not named Willy. U HAUL IT.

Also it is cold and rainy there.
posted by louche mustachio at 3:37 AM on May 6, 2014


Suriname is serving up some booty shaking goodness right now. I wish there was a track listing.
posted by louche mustachio at 3:51 AM on May 6, 2014


This is brilliant! Thanks!
posted by Kitteh at 3:53 AM on May 6, 2014


Terrific, brilliant, all that good stuff. I have a long work day ahead and it's kind of nice to think of it as breakfast all day long.
posted by JanetLand at 4:58 AM on May 6, 2014


The offering right now from sfSound Radio in Oakland has so much static that it really feels exactly like picking up something on shortwave. Love it!

> I wish there was a track listing.

Sometimes if you go to website of the actual radio station, there'll be a track listing there. It would be nice if it appeared directly on the GBR site, though. I wonder how hard that would be to do....
posted by Westringia F. at 7:31 AM on May 6, 2014


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