(Using modern technology to stay connected to the Vacation Kingdom!)
Monday, December 19, 2011
88. Sorcerer Radio
As I've talked about quite often, one of the things that can "virtually" take us back to Walt Disney World is the music. Whether it is simply the background music heard on Main Street, U.S.A. or the full audio soundtrack of my favorite attractions, the sounds of the parks really help to deliver my Disney fix throughout the day. Of course there have been several official Disney World CDs available over the years, containing the most popular tracks from the parks. However, these only scratch the surface of the gigantic audio library that includes attractions, background music, resort hotels, special events, and so much more. Unfortunately, very little is available commercially for sale or download. Thankfully, there are several internet radio stations that "stream" this content for us to enjoy. One of the best is Sorcerer Radio.
Sorcerer Radio does an amazing job of delivering quality content 24 hours a day. The broadcast day is broken down into 1-hour long "shows." Each show has its own theme. For example, today's schedule features Good Morning WDW from 7am to 8am, Epcot Hour from 11am to 12pm, and Magic Kingdom Hour from 2pm to 3pm. There are also shows dedicated to the resorts, holiday music, and nighttime spectaculars, just to name a few. Along with the recorded soundtracks, there are also several shows with "live" hosts throughout the week. These hosts report on topics such as Walt Disney World news, food reviews, trip reports, and even Disney Cruise Line info. The hosted shows typically air live once a week and are repeated several times.
One of the best things about Sorcerer Radio is that it is accessible in many different ways. First and foremost, you can stream it live right from your computer at http://www.srsounds.com/. There is also a Sorcerer Radio app for both the iPhone and Android cell phones to help you listen to Walt Disney World music on the go. In addition to iPhones and Androids, you can listen on both Blackberrys and Windows' phones through an app called "Live365." I enjoy listening to the morning shows directly on my iPhone while getting ready for work. It is also fun plugging it into the car stereo to get a little Disney magic while driving.
The Sorcerer Radio website is more than just Walt Disney World audio. There are several other fun features to be found. First, like many good Disney fan sites, there is a forum section. This is where fans can communicate with each other about all things related to Disney. In addition to the forums, you will find a section with live Disney web cams, featuring Downtown Disney and Epcot. You can actually see a very unique perspective of Illuminations if you tune in at the right time. There are also links to Sorcerer Radio on Twitter and Facebook.
Overall, Sorcerer Radio is one of the best places to find streaming Walt Disney World audio. Whether you want to listen on your computer or your mobile device, I highly recommend checking it out!
Have a Disneyriffic day and remember to keep moving forward. See ya real soon!