Want to listen to Irie FM, for free? Listen to irie.fm on radio garden. Did you know that you can also listen to this post on the podcast? yes, listen here. Now, go, get Radio Garden. Radio Garden is a non-profit Dutch radio and digital research project developed from 2013 to 2016, by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, (under the supervision of Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg's Goal Föllmer) by the Transnational Radio Knowledge Platform and 5 other European universities. It is funded by HERA. According to the service, the idea is to narrow the boundaries from the radio. It gained popularity in 2016 when it surpassed the 8,000 registered station mark and, as announced at The Radio Conference 2016: Transnational Encounters, went viral. If you should conduct a search for “radio garden” you are likely to see a spread like this on the results page. ![search radio garden.png](https://spotlight.radiopublic.com/podsite/c221d916-1316-493f-8b9b-a13bd55e1351/0e280690.search radio garden.png) All you will then need to do is to click on the green globe and watch the magic happen. The green globe is the Radio Garden site’s interface, it is three-dimensional geolocation, where you may then navigate your way through a representation of the globe, listening to broadcasts after broadcasts of local radio stations from anywhere in the world that you may choose to sample. The means of propagation of the radio signal is by data packets (called, streaming). The radio garden homepage, which is titled "Live," allows you, the user to explore the world, in real-time, listening to what the local radios are broadcasting. (Cool, isn’t it?) To do this, just simply rotate the globe. Or you may even conduct a search for a particular country, in which case you will see the location(s) represented by green spots. You then hoover the encircled “+” sign, over the spots to select your particular station, or you can search for the specific station ID and country symbol. For example, jm, fame.fm will take you to Fame.FM, in Jamaica, of course. Radio Garden also provides information on the country where the signal is being transmitted.