I just like to listen to stations far away. Old AM stations from the eastern seaboard of the States that I used to listen to when I lived in Southern Ontario. Stations that are hard to pull in up here in the "northern" and I use that term loosely, part of Canada.
I like connecting with the local culture and radio does help to do that in a real way. You hear where the people shop and what they do, their weather and local activities. I enjoy that. It's the same reason I like to stay with local people when I travel.
Anyway, the cool thing about doing that this afternoon, was using expensive radios that are connected to servers, which are connected to the Internet. You can log in and tune and adjust them just like they were in your room, except they are on the other side of the world!
A collection of radios positioned all around the world, made available to internet users. How cool is that.
Check it out here.