Radio broadcasts of new age music are few and far between in U.K. and Europe. With shows such as Echoes and Hearts of Space, Canada and the U.S.A. are better catered for. College radio is usually a good source of non-mainstream listening and if your campus hasn't got a show you could always opt to broadcast one yourself!
Some of the radio programs listed below also post their latest playlists in rec.music.newage.
ALPHABEAT | AVARUUSROMUA | CHEEZE/ELECTRIC CHEEZE | DIFFICULT LISTENING | ECHOES | GREEN DAWN | HEARTS OF SPACE RADIO | MIXING IT | MUSICAL STARSTREAMS | MYSTIC MUSIC | RTQE | SECRET MUSIC | SOUND SCAPES | SOUNDWAVES | STARS END | NEW AGE RADIO MAILING LIST | NET RADIO STATIONS
Produced in Germany by DJ Ottic, Alphabeat is an alternative radio-show which is broadcasted on many different european stations. He plays a wide variety musical styles including alternative Rock, Techno, New Wave, Ambient, New Age, Jazz, Avantgarde, Folk, Hip Hop and more. So if you are interested in airplay on his show then email him at UZSC14@ibm.rhrz.uni-bonn.de for more information.
The postal-adress for sending promo-material is
Alphabeat Media Westerwaldstr.35 D-53489 Sinzig Germany Tel: 0049-2642-43385
Avaruusromua (english translation "Space Junk") is a weekly radio program hosted by Jukka Mikkola on channel #2 of The Finnish Broadcasting Company (called "Radiomafia"). The show has been going on for over seven years now and runs uninterrupted from 10.30 pm until midnight. The music featured is from the early electronic heroes to the latest ambient, as well as sometimes from gregorian chant to so called contemporary things. The main rule is to avoid the "normal" mainstream rock music. Anything with an experimental nature is goes!
Broadcast over the New Orleans area on WTUL 91.5 at the following times
Cheeze Saturday: 6-9am Sunday: 8-11am, 11pm-midnight Electric Cheeze Sunday, 6-8amThe Cheeze show is new age, while Electric Cheeze is similar but often includes some of the older '70s synth/rock stuff like Ash Ra and old T-Dream. The different Cheeze shows on Saturday and Sunday are not repeats - each is a different show. For further information visit
Broadcast over Perth, Western Australia every Sunday evening 9-11pm on Public Radio RTR FM (92.1). Presenter Bryce Moore plays contemporary classical, experimental, electronic, industrial, ambient, noise, etc.
All Echoes information including weekly playlists, stations & times as well as their mail order subsidiary is available from
GREEN DAWN There is a new age music program broadcast over Taipei on the Philharmonic Radio Taipei station.
http://www.PRTmusic.com.tw It is in Chinese using BIG-5 encoding, not Mainland China's GB encodingThe times of new age music in program list are 6:00 to 7:00 A.M. (in Taipei, the Time-Zone is GMT+8:00) a day six days a week (from Monday to Saturday). There's no dj, just continuos music.
HEARTS OF SPACE RADIO
HOS grew out of producer Stephen Hill's fascination with contemplative, space-creating music. In 1973, the former architect started a weekly public radio program in the San Francisco Bay Area. By 1983, what began purely as a local labor of love went national, syndicating to 35 public radio stations around the U.S. Today, with nearly 300 stations, HOS has become the most widely carried music program of any style on public radio.
Each show is an uninterrupted 58-minute musical journey, crafted to create a psychologically stimulating, physically relaxing ambience. Space-creating instrumental music from many eras and cultures merges with the latest electronic and acoustic ambient music in a seamless thematic sequence unified by sound, emotion, and spatial imagery.
Hearts of Space Radio has the following e-mail addresses:
firstname.lastname@example.org -- infobot that returns up-to-date info about offerings email@example.com -- general inquiries read by humans
For weekly HOS playlists by e-mail, send the word subscribe to
firstname.lastname@example.orgWhile the HOS homepage is found at
A Radio 3 program that covers a lot of the more unusual releases including avant-garde, modern classical and world music. It's the nearest the U.K. has to a nationwide new age radio program. Program playlists are available from the BBC pages, though you may have to search their archives when the program is off the air.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/or you can email Mark Russell and Robert Sandall (the presenters) at Mixing.email@example.com
This ground breaking programme is still going strong over 15 years after it's first broadcast. The website has recently been refurbished and now has a new address.
For something special and out of the ordinary, tune into Mystic Music with Eric Mystic (a.k.a Eric A. Meece) - Noon to 3, Fridays on KKUP 91.5 FM in Cupertino, CA. Visit his web site for more information and playlists.
or contact him for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RTQE (Remember Those Quiet Evenings)
A Sunday evening program of electronic/classical/ethnic/improvised/popular work hosted by Gregory Taylor (a regular contributor to R.M.N>) which airs from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM on WORT-FM 89.9, Madison WI (a listener-sponsored Pacifica affiliate).
For further information contact Gregory at email@example.com
WVKR is a non-commercial 3700 watt FM station broadcasting out of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY to the greater Hudson Valley region. Scott Raymond's "Secret Music" show has been around for over 8 years, bringing all kinds of strange and unusual new age music to a large and devoted following.
Scott Raymond/WVKR 52 Haight Ave. Poughkeepsie,NY 12603 (914)-473-9295 United States email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosted by Ashley Franklin this is probably the U.K's only newage music show. Broadcast on BBC Radio Derby every Sunday afternoon between 3 and 5pm. Concentrating on contemporary instrumental and electronic music Ashley is always keen to air new music.
Programmed and aired on Sylvia every Sunday evening at 10 PM (right after "Hearts of Space") on WWNO-FM, 89.9 in New Orleans (Univ of New Orleans). If you are in the in the NOLA area and like new age music tune in!
For more information email Mark at email@example.com.
Stars End is an independently produced program created by John Diliberto (of Echoes) in the mid 70s and has run continuously for twenty years now.
It's on every Sunday morning from 1a.m. to 6a.m. and is broadcast from WXPN 88.5FM (repeated on WKHS 90.5FM in Worton, MD, WXPH 88.1 in Harrisburg, PA and 104.9 in Allentown, PA.)
The regular host is Chuck van Zyl, although others fill in now and then. The website is available at
NEW AGE RADIO MAILING LIST
The purpose of the mailing list is to "interconnect" the many new age radio people out there who have for many years, worked alone in order to "further" their programs.
However, everyone is welcome to participate, but would prefer to limit discussions to new age radio.
If you want to join, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org that says:
or if you prefer the daily digest:
NET RADIO STATIONS
The Real Audio plug-in has expanded the internet music wise. Depending upon your system, you can hear near cd quality music reproduction without having to wait for a long download to finish.
Many artists include RA samples on their web sites but, more importantly, radio programs are being 'broadcast' over the world wide web in RA format. This allows people to hear programmes well outside their normal reception area (it's great to hear smaller, more specialist stations). Also some music retail web sites actually offer complete albums in RA format for "try before you buy" listening making purchases of new music a lot less hit and miss.
Some good starting points for new age RA stations can be found at: