Radio Global Germany, an online radio station in development, is on air. The station will offer what it calls ‘Real Music’ and editorial content from Berlin. There is another aspect that sticks out.
Radio Global Germany is already on the air while it is being set up. The online station will offer a certain blend of music and editorial content from Berlin. More and more programming will be added over time.
What Radio Global Germany’s music is concerned, it will consist of a special blend of Soul, Funk, Jazz and Latin music. There is a big ‘Real Music’ community. Many of its members will be attracted by the sounds the station will be offering. At the same time, the beauty of the music and its uplifting nature will appeal to persons who do not consider themselves Soul, Funk or Jazz lovers, at least not before they hear Radio Global Germany.
During regular programming, Real Music tunes of several kinds will be aired. In special shows, certain subgenres are being highlighted. For instance, the show ‘Sing Me a Song’ (daily, at 4:00 a.m., 12:00 noon and 8:00 p.m.) is focusing on stunning songs , and ‘The Fun Tracks’ (daily, at 2:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.) is for energetic Dance Funk and Jazz-Funk “bombs”.
Step by step, editorial content will be added. The show ‘Berlin – City of Cities’ is already providing content from Berlin. Over time, news and cultural insights from Germany, including its vibrant capital, will be added. Setting it all up will take a few months. Step by step, more elements will be included to Radio Global’s program.
Radio Global Germany is a station for the Real Music community, for expatriates in Germany, but also for Germans. The station will take a very international approach, also by presenting its program in several languages. German and English are the two main tongues. The music shows are even being presented in three languages simultaneously, namely in English, Spanish and German. This aspect qualifies as unique as well.
The driving force behind Radio Global Germany is Imanuel Marcus, who worked for conventional radio stations a lot, decades ago, as a presenter, editor, news editor and Head of Music. He also was a war reporter in Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia in the 1990s, as well as a U.S. correspondent for five and a half years. During a break he took from journalism, he dealt with ‘Real Music’ a lot, as a concert agent and festival director.
Imanuel Marcus also runs The Berlin Spectator, an English-language publication for expatriates. It offers the most relevant news from Germany, local news from Berlin as well as features on a wide range of subjects. The Berlin Spectator was founded in January of 2019. At this stage, both the publication and the radio station are “low to zero budget projects”, as their founder puts it. He is hoping for donations from listeners.
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