- Austrian Radio
International [Entry to
web page] Real time radio broadcasts from Austria;
news, weather, culture, commentary in German
"Live Stream Audio" as well as "On-Demand"
which provides more clearly enunciated German. The
on-demand links offer several categories:
The first two categories usually run 3 - 4 minutes, while
the others last anywhere from 10 to 25 minutes. The
German-language broadcasts are oriented to the spoken
word, with much history, excerpts from literature,
discussion, etc. French and English
(on demand broadcasts as well as Wiener
Musik are also offered.
Info Radio Real time radio broadcasts 24 hours a day
at 104.4 FM; mostly news and information, including
interviews, traffic, weather. A joint service of the
[former West]Sender Freies Berlin and of Ostdeutscher
Rundunk Brandenburg (ORB) located in the fomer Soviet
sector. Usually a 1-2 second pause before the broadcast begins.
3 Was auf der Welt passiert, kannst Du
jetzt nicht mehr versäumen. ...Und wer einmal die
Nachrichten versäumt hat, kann sie hier nachhören. On
demand German language domestic and foreign news, as an
on demand service more reliable and clearer than the
live broadcasts. Since the short [5-6 minute] broadcast
begins when you click, you have immediate access to news
on your own schedule. After the page opens, click on the
appropriate start arrow button to choose between
RealAudio and Windows Media to hear a repeat of the live
news broadcast at the last full hour. Broadcasts run
about six minutes.
3 Radio Real time radio broadcasts from
Bavaria; US FM middle of the road station style,
pop/rock music along with news, weather, commentary,
traffic. [Choice between "Ja" I already have a
player installed, use RealAudio or Windows Media and
"Nein" I don't have a player; download one.]
5 Radio - Nachrichtenradio Real time radio news
broadcasts from Bavaria.
Welle On demand radio broadcasts from Germany's
official service by clicking on the "RA" symbol
in the program listing: news, sports, music, literature.
The very exact pronunciation and enunciation of DW's
announcers is combined with the better technical quality
of on-demand, rather than live stream, broadcasting.
the clearest German on internet radio is Langsam
Gesprochene Nachrichten from Deutsche Welle: the radio
news of the last 5 days is available on an on-demand basis
in 8 - 10 minute clips. Even more helpful for those
learning German, clicking the link with the
icon brings up a printed version of the news to which you
Rundfunk from Cologne presents 5 minute long on-demand
news headlines in a clearer German than is often the
case with live broadcasts. Click the speaker symbol
after reaching the site.
Radio Live from Hamburg broadcasts classical
music with short German introductions and commentaries
between the selections as well as very short news updates.
Upon opening the site, you're offered a choice of three
connections to match your modem: ISDN, ADSL or standard
- From Hamburg Norddeutscher
Rundfunk NDR3 has not only classical music but
discussions, book reviews, record reviews, concert
reviews; the link takes you to the broadcaster's page at
the bottom of which is "RADIO 3 live im
Internet"; click that link and a small window opens
with the broadcast. That small window also has a drop down
menu to receive the broadcasts of NDR1, NDR2, NJoy [=
Ameripop], etc. NDR4, "Das Informationsprogramm des
NDR", concentrates on news and commentary.
There is also a special Hamburg
broadcast which operates through this direct link. [NB
Some of the broadcasts run through one pop-up, some
through a second pop-up, some through RealAudio player.]
, under the rubric "Tagesgespräche",
presents on demand interviews, discussions, commentary on
current German and international affairs; the topics
change daily and are broadcast through RealAudio. Also On
demand news broadcastsare available with a choice
amonmg the last few days, among times of day, and between
RealAudio and WinMedia.
Radio Berlin presents all types of jazz, mostly
English lyrics, with German commentary in its high
speed broadband link or its lower
speed dialup link, both of which play in your MP3
- SFB4 [Sender
Freies Berlin 4] from Berlin [click the button OnAir]
broadcasts as "Multi-Kulti" with its shows
ranging from the Polish MultiKulti
po polsku [with
its on-demand link] through Das Hottentott Show
to the Gypsy Brass Band in Fanfare
- Whether by Haydn or Wolf, Austrian
Classical Music plays just what it's name implies,
with a tendency towards chamber music; after reaching the
site, click on the
symbols for the on-demand broadcasts.
- Radio Stefansdom
in Vienna plays classical musical and has also a substantial amount of
spoken material [culteral and political as well as practical] in
clearly spoken German. It broadcasts both on a high
speed broadband link or its lower
speed dialup modem link.
- From Vienna Blue Danube Radio/FM4 broadcasts headline news in English with contemporary music; click on "Live Stream" at top of page .
- Although Radio
Fritz from Berlin [under the slogan "Das Leben
ist zu kurz für langweilige Musik / Life's too short for
dull music"] plays much English language pop
Pet-Shop-Boys-Nsync-AC-DC music, it does have substantial
amounts of spoken German.
FRO Linz from Ober-Österreich
is the German adjective for Orange
94 from Vienna; not just hard rock but reggae and
alternative rock and salsa; sports, lesbian, standup
comedian, cabaret programs. The MP3 files are playable in
a wide variety of players besides RealAudio.
C, "Die christliche 24h Webradiostation"
presents some German-language but mostly English-language
- Heimatmusik - and old US
pop - is available from the Swiss Radio
BEO in the Berner Oberland via RealAudio; commentary
and announcements mostly in Schweizerdeutsch, not
- From the German-speaking
Principality of Liechtenstein Radio
Liechtenstein broadcasts [in MP3 format via
Winamp or Freeamp]
pop music with a small amount of spoken [dialect-colored]
FM Radio Ara "CityRadio" broadcasts from
Luxemburg in Lëtzebuergesch / Luxemburgisch [dialect
German] in a variety of genres, while Den
Neie Radio (DNR) - Letzebuerg / Luxemburg /
Luxembourg has mostly oldies music with Letzebuergesch
7 and Radio
Letzebuerg play more contemporary rock and use French,
English and Lëtzebuergesch / Luxemburgisch. [When the
Windows Media player appears with these last 3, double
click the logo to begin play.]
Radio's German language broadcasts