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Radio Stations That Play World Music

Radio stations that play world music are somewhat difficult to come by. Many college and public radio stations offer a few programs specializing in world music, but with the advent of streaming radio on the internet, it's now possible to hear world music at any time, wherever you are.

World Music Radio Show List
World music DJs from around the world share information about their world music radio show: what kind of music they play, where, when, and how to listen, how to submit music, and more. If you host a world music radio show, feel free to add it to this list!

BBC Radio 3
Radio 3, one of the BBC's numerous radio stations, hosts multiple world music radio programs. Live streaming is available if you're not lucky enough to live in the U.K. and just click on Radio 3 whenever you want. Radio 3 also hosts a World Music Awards show and concert every year.

KBON - Louisiana Proud!
KBON is a radio station from Ville Platte, Louisiana, in the heart of Cajun country. They play a variety of Louisiana music, but primarily Cajun and Zydeco, all day, every day. Live internet streaming is available.

KCCN - Hawaiian Hits
KCCN, out of Honolulu, Hawai'i, plays a wide variety of Hawaiian music, from pop to traditional hula music to slack-key guitar. Live streaming is available on their website.

Mapamundi World Internet Radio
Mapamundi streams both terrestrially and over the web. The site is in both Spanish and English. The podcasts are highly recommended.

The Thistle and Shamrock
The Thistle and Shamrock is one of NPR's most popular syndicated radio programs. Host Fiona Ritchie guides listeners through the world of Celtic Music, from Irish to Scottish to Breton and beyond! At the T&S official website, you can find a station that plays the show in your area, chat with other fans and view playlists.

WorldRoots Radio
24/7 streaming World Music internet radio. An easy user interface and great musical selections makes this station a great place for both beginners and seasoned world music fans.

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