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Radio Online – Podcasts for Kids

Radio Online

Kids, Make a Podcast, Build a Radio

Ham Radio

HAM 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.

History

Broadcast Historyhttp://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/media/SAhowto.html
Most people think “Broadcasting” began with Guglielmo Marconi in 1895. However, there were several antecedents to Marconi, and, yes, even “broadcasts” before Marconi’s experiments.

The Rap ‘n Tap FAQ
History of crystal radio, vocabulary, and troubleshooting tips. Link to the discussion group, too, if you need help.

Listen

Homeschool Radio Shows: How and Why You Should Be Using Old Time Radio Programs in YOUR Homeschool!

Homeschool Radio Shows: How and Why You Should Be Using Old Time Radio Programs in YOUR Homeschool!
by Jim Erskine

Old Time Radio programs are wonderful, family-friendly entertainment. But did you know they are also a great way to enhance your homeschooling as well? Even better: These classic programs can teach your kids some things that TV, movies and video games cannot: How to be a better listener, and how to use their own imagination.This concise, practical manual explains why listening to these classic programs can dramatically improve your children’s listening skills, and how they develop a child’s own creativity and imagination. It then gives you practical, proven ideas on how to easily incorporate old time radio programs into your kids’ homeschooling – making history and literature “come to life” in an exciting new way.

FREE BONUS AUDIO DOWNLOADS INCLUDED!

Also included with this kindle book are FIVE full-length Old Time Radio programs (in MP3 format) especially chosen for homeschool listeners PLUS exclusive “Listening & Discussion Guides” for each program, designed to make these classic programs an even more valuable educational addition to your homeschool curriculum.

Dunkle Unkin’s For Kids
The site features original Real Audio stories and songs, including a number of safety songs from The Love & Safety Club for Children.

History and Politics Outloud
Significant recorded or broadcast speeches by famous personages, from Winston Churchill through Bill Clinton, about 1930 – 1999.

Kids Corner
A daily radio program produced by WXPN-FM, a service of the University of Pennsylvania. Its primary mission is to provide entertaining and educational programming for kids.


Kids’ Public Radio
The ad free, commercial-free network for kids. Includes section on how to make radio programs with your kids and your computer.

Nathan Hale High School Radio Station
C89.5 plays pop-hits music live from Seattle.  You can also listen to their CD collection.

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 natural sound.


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 application open.

Radiolovers.com – 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.

Shoutcast
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.

Zucchini 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!

Make Your Own

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.

Build 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.

Building 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.

How To Make A Streaming Audio File
How to create your own radio show for your website: the technical details.


Youth Radio
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.

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