Listen to Ugandan and other African radio stations from your browser
It is possible to access and listen to all known Ugandan streaming radio stations right from your browser. We have done all the work for you and added them to our browser toolbar which takes just a few seconds to download and install. Once you have it installed, it will work just like any other familiar toolbar. The exception is that it has an embedded radio player. If you click on the radio player, you will see all the available radio stations. Scroll to & select the one you want and enjoy. Some of the fm stations currently available:
- Radio Kampala
- Radio Uganda USA
- CBS Radio Buganda *[back on air BUT with unreliable stream]
- Karibu FM
- Impact FM (Christian)
- Ngoma FM
- Connect Uganda Radio
- Simba FM (**** unreliable stream)
- Buddu FM
- Radio Y'Abaganda
- Radio Kyeyo
- Radio Sapientia
- Akaboozi ku Bbiri
- Dembe FM (**** currently unavailable****)
- Sanyu FM (**** currently unavailable****)
- Vision Voice 94.8FM (**** currently unavailable****)
That is not all there is, however. Many people in Uganda and across Africa listen to BBC World Service and BBC for Africa as well as VOA programs. BBC Focus on Africa and Network Africa are sometimes hosted by the well known Ugandan Journalist Paul Bakibinga. This is what we have:
- BBC World Service [broadcasts round the clock]
- BBC Network Africa [Live at: 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 & 7:30 GMT]. Other times: On-demand.
- BBC Focus on Africa [Live 15:00, 17:00 & 19:00 GMT on weekdays] At other times: On-demand. More detail on listening times: here
- VOA Africa News Tonight: 16:00 & 18:00 GMT Live. For other programs, see VOANews.com
Almost all require having the Windows media player already installed and normally if the station is at the time on air, it will start playing right away and you do not need to do anything. If it is not on air, you see a yellow triangle after a few moments. A few stations with the bluish icon, like Radio Okapi (Congo) require the Real media player. These open in an external player, outside the toolbar. A light version of the Real player (in terms of size, resource use & having no ads, requiring no registration, etc), the "Real Alternative" can be downloaded from here. An alternative is the VLC Player from here. [You might need to set the VLC or Real player as the default player for .pls or .ram files, in case the browser asks] or in some cases before it plays at all.
The toolbar offers much more, though. We have all together over 160 radio stations from across Africa, with the list slowly but surely growing. Here is just a small selection:
- Ghetto Radio - Nairobi
- Easy FM 101.5FM - Mombasa
- Bush Radio - South Africa
- 5FM Live Radio- Johannesburg
- RFI Afrique
- Kool FM - Mauritius
- Sierra Leone Radio
- Africa Bengue Show
- Voice of Africa Radio - Ghana
- SkyOne Radio - Cameroon
- Bongo Radio - Tanzania's Hot Station
- Radio Jam - 99.3 FM Abiadougou - Ivory Coast
- Radio Palmwine - Nigeria
- Nana FM - 95.5 FM Lomé - Togo
- and much more
If your favorite radio station is missing, let us know via the contact form and we shall include it. The toolbar works with Firefox, Internet Explorer 5+ and Safari (MAC). In the Linux version of Firefox, the radio player does not load, though the rest of the toolbar functions. Of recent, there is also a version available for Google Chrome Beta. It otherwise offers other standard features found in the Google and other toolbars. Other features:
- a pop-up blocker
- a Google-powered search
- a Chat client - you can chat with other toolbar users who happen to be online at the same time.
- LiveGo multi-platiform chat messenger, enabling you to chat with friends using MSN, Yahoo, AIm messengers, as well Facebook, Twitter Google Talk.
- weather for your region. Just set your nearest location.
- RSS reader
- and of course a link to your community site - Orbit Uganda.
The toolbar is fully customizable. By clicking on the small arrow near the logo [not the logo itself, which is conveniently linked to this website], you can access settings, where you can disable individual apps or customize some functions.
Furthermore, you can find lots of useful additional apps at http://apps.conduit.com/, which can be added to the toolbar with a click.
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For more articles on the browser toolbar bar & radio player app in particular, use the search function, with search terms, like "orbit uganda toolbar", "toolbar", etc, FAQ page & the Toolbar forum.
More help can be found at http://orbituganda.ourtoolbar.com/help/
What to do? Download it [here], install it (instructions on download page), enjoy it and recommend it.