Sunday, March 18, 2007

Desi Radiostations on the 'Net

I have been looking for desi music on the ‘Net and found some radio streams. They are listed below. These are commercial stations so you will hear advertisements as well – sorry!

Hardly any of these stations offer audio archives so you are limited to the live audiostream. Sunrise Radio AM does offer an archive with a week’s span.

So don’t forget to listen to Sangam and other fine programs on KFAI (www.kfai.org) – commercial free and with audio archives (2-week span) categorized by program. The archives will be available again beginning in April.

Different stations use different players. You have to have one of the following (freely downloaded) players: WinAmp, Real Player, or Windows Media Player. WinAmp will generally play most stations but don’t be surprised if you end up needing all three.


Mast FM103
http://www.mastfm103.com/index.asp

Offers four channels:
Karachi
Lahore
Faisalabad
Multan


FM100 Pakistan
http://www.fm100pakistan.com/

Offers three channels:
Islamabad
Karachi
Lahore


CityFM89
http://www.cityfm89.com/cityfm89web/home.aspx

Out of Karachi; plays quite a lot of English/Western music.


Radioactive 96 FM
http://radioactive96.fm/

This is also out of Karachi and may play mostly Western music. I haven’t listened to it enough to figure out the station’s format.


BBC Asian Network (UK)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/asiannetwork/

Radio TeenTaal (Paris)
http://www.radiomasala.net/

Sunrise Radio AM (UK)
http://www.sunriseradio.com/

Sunrise Radio FM (UK)
http://www.sunriseradio.fm/index1.php

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