Festival of Ridvan

Baha’is will observe the first day of the Festival of Ridvan on Tuesday April 21st. This holy day commemorates the anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s declaration in 1863 that He was the Promised One of all religions. Baha’u’llah called Ridvan the Most Great Festival and the King of Festivals.

April 21st is one of nine holy days during the year on which Baha’is should suspend work, if possible. As a result, no one will be in the offices or studios of Radio Baha’i on Tuesday. The station will continue to air music and programs during the Holy Day. We will be back in the office and studios Wednesday morning.

Please join your local Baha’i community for their Ridvan celebration, or join us on air to observe the Festival of Ridvan: Monday at 8pm and Tuesday at Midnight, 10am, or 7pm.

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New Songs

Here are the songs added to the rotation for this week, some of which are based on suggestions from listeners.

Jimmy Cliff – We All Are One, Samba Reggae, Shout For Freedom, Peace, Oneness
Third World – Sette Messgana, World of Uncertainty
Des’ree – You Gotta Be, Crazy Maze
Onitsha – Gotta Believe, This One
Algebra Blessett – Recovery
Debra Killings – Do Right
Montell Jordan & Victory World Music – Mountains (feat. Danielle Cruz)
Spensha Baker – Love Somebody

Let us know what you think of these songs, and please send us more suggestions for songs that you think would fit our sound and purpose (uplifting, encouraging, inspirational, social justice, inclusive).

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Live Streaming Upgrade

Live streaming Radio Baha’i, WLGI is now easier, with better quality, and is more mobile friendly than ever. We have just completed a significant upgrade to our live streaming system, with you in mind. We have a new player that will stream the station in your browser with two streaming bandwidths to choose from.

Try it out, let us know what you think, and share with your friends. After all, we can’t help you with building spiritual communities if people in your community aren’t listening.

New Player
The browser based player means you no longer need other software, like Windows Media Player, VLC, or iTunes to stream Radio Baha’i on your computer, and you no longer need to use TuneIn on your mobile device. You can, of course, keep using those if you want.

Scan this with a QR code scanner and the player will open automatically in your mobile device.

Scan this with a QR code scanner and the player will open automatically in your mobile device.

The player will launch a new browser window that displays the album art, artist and song title for the current song, and displays the artist and title for the last five songs or programs that were played. The player will automatically choose the best stream coding for your computer, phone or tablet, and browser. You can then choose the bandwidth that works for you from the drop down menu. “WLGI High” will give you the best sound (48 kbps), while “WLGI Low” will use the least amount of your data plan (24 kbps), or work best with slow data speeds.

Launch Mobile Player

Launch Mobile Player

We suggest that when you are on wifi or connected by cable of some kind to the Internet, use the “WLGI High” stream. If you are on a mobile device on the cellular network, or if you are experiencing any drop outs, then choose “WLGI Low”.

Some people might prefer to use the mobile version of the player on your desktop/laptop computer. If you click on the link here, it will force the mobile version to load.

Tell us about any problems you see – this is a beta test and we need your feedback to get it right.

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Insight on Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Breast cancer is second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in women. White women are diagnosed with the disease more often than African American women, but African American women are more likely to die from it. If detected early through screening and early diagnosis, breast cancer can be treated successfully. Bhakti Larry Hough interviews Dr. Nancy Demore of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) about breast cancer on today’s edition of Insight at 10 a.m., 7 p.m. and midnight.

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Music Added This Week

Here is the list of music added into rotation this week on Radio Baha’i, WLGI. Listen for these songs and tell us what you think! And, let us know what else you think we should be adding to our playlist.

  • Kierra Sheard, “Love Like Crazy”
  • Chris August, “Center of It”
  • Damon Little, “Because of You”
  • Dorinda Clark-Cole, “You Are”
  • The Jackson Southernaires, “Thank you Mama”
  • Moriah Peters, “Brave”
  • Taylor Swift, “Change”
  • Jennifer Hudson, “Bring Back the Music”
  • Alicia Keys, “We Are Here”
  • Kierra Sheard, “You Don’t Know”
  • Chris August, “This Side of Heaven”
  • Ray, Goodman & Brown, “Special Lady”
  • Taylor Swift, “Best Day”
  • Kierra Sheard, “Why Me”
  • Chris August, “Let There Be Light”
  • The Jackson Southernaires, “Smile”
  • The Controllers, “People Want Music”
  • Kerrie Roberts, “No Matter What”
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