The Radio Garden

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I’ve been a follower of a website for over a year called Radio Garden. In times of emergencies such as this with Tropical Storm/Hurricane Michael, it comes in quite handy.

Radio Garden is this map of radio stations spanning the world. It will NOT have every station known to exist like Tunein and IHeart Radio seem to collectively have, but there are enough stations out there to get the flavor of what’s going on in a given area. I first used it last year (the fall of 2017) when Ophelia hit Ireland – and the stations there went on high alert.

Right now, I have WFSW on out of Panama City (which repeats WFSU programming out of Tallahassee), currently the only station in the “Garden” on the air from there. As Michael ravaged through Florida, southeast Alabama and southern Georgia last night, you could click your mouse to points on the map in that region and see that a lot of the radio outlets went off the air. Naturally, the stations would lose power or their antennas as the fast-moving storm moved inland.

Worth a look if you’re a radio geek as I am.


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