learn Papiamento audio: Radio Hoyer 1

Several radio stations in Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao can be heard online. Check out Radio Hoyer 1 in Willemstad.  The audio quality of the internet stream is good and there are several talk shows. There are also programs of music which is mostly sung in Papiamentu.

At the moment my favorite program on Radio Hoyer is Armando Huerta’s morning show, weekdays beginning around 8:30 am Eastern Standard Time (or 9:30 Eastern Daylight). His program includes a weather forecast, horoscopes, an “on this date in history” feature, chatting about everything under the sun, and upbeat music. Even the commercials provide good listening practice: try to catch those rapidly spoken phone numbers and website addresses!

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