These are a few of my favourite things. (the John Coltrane version obviously).
The reason I only discovered Vicki Bennett's radio show recently is that I haven’t had an internet portable radio very long. It has changed my life and enabled me to reconnect with the criteria I had for radio listening when I was 12 years old during the heyday of offshore pirate radio. ie listen to a great radio station till they finally play a bad track or a dodgy advert and then tune to another great radio station. Radio in England had got so bad that it had all but destroyed my love of radio, but having an internet radio means you will never again have to listen to someone saying 'time to squeeze in a couple more before the top of the hour' or 'we'll be right back after these messages with some more of your dedications'.
Here are some more great radio stations to listen to:
USA college radio
USA National Public radio
Ardavan Kamkar is a Kurdish musician from Iran. He plays the Santur in a completely unique way and his music is breathtakingly beautiful. If you don't believe me just type his name into You Tube. Now that Ravi Shankar is dead I think he is the worlds greatest living musician.
The only significant omission I could find in Rob Young's wonderful Electric Eden is Cyril Scott. (1879-1970) Cyril Scott was a pianist, poet, Theosophist, Occultist, and massively underrated Composer. In the same way that it is now generally recognized that Joe Harriott’s innovations in harmolodics mirrored Ornette Coleman’s own experimentation without either man being familiar with the others existence Cyril Scott trod a similar, and similarly unacknowledged, path to Debussy, Scriabin, and Stravinsky. His composition Early One Morning, for piano and orchestra, deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as The Lark Ascending and In A Summer Garden
The website www.cyrilscott.net is run by his son Desmond.
Chandos and Dutton Laboratories are both doing a splendid retrieval job in bringing Cyril Scott's music to a wider audience.