The site, Earth.fm, explains itself as “Like Spotify, but for natural soundscapes.” So you can listen to bird species in India or Malaysia or forest sounds in Ghana.
The sounds are gathered from considerable contributors who have experience recording the wild world in places including Norway, Brazil, Spain, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. In addition, the website features sounds from places like national parks and the everglades.
Users can create their specialized playlists of sounds available on Earth. fm, flashing from Brazil to Egypt in a matter of minutes. For people who love finding new sounds, there’s a fascinating new site that collects soundscapes from around the world. Earth.fm allows you to listen to natural sounds from all over the world.
The website notes studies on its About Us page that show the advantages of soundscapes on someone’s well-being, including the positive influence of water sounds and bird sounds on anxiety.
The site also serves as a conservation tool, noting that “soundscapes are increasingly lacking as we humans continue to eliminate the natural ecosystems which create them.” In addition to listening to each soundtrack, you will also be presented to environmental non-profits like some dedicated to growing trees and nature restoration.
Earth.fm does add unique sounds every three days for an amazing experience. If you’re seeking a moment of zen, it’s a great reminder that a beautiful, noisy world exists.
WRTH is a classic sensations radio station broadcasting as “103.3/95.9 Earth FM WRTH,” located in Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina. The station is certified by the FCC Federal Communications Commission to the town of Greer and broadcasts on 103.3 FM with an adequate radiated power (ERP) of 2,700 watts. This station is recreating hits from the 1970s, the 1980s, the 1990s, and the early 2000s.
103.3 inscribed in January 1993 as WLYZ, simulcasting WLWZ (103.9 FM) ‘s urban modern format to the Spartanburg market region as “Double Z.” For the history of the contemporary urban format on 103.9 before the sign-on of 103.3, see WSHP-FM.
The station’s then-owner, Emerald City Broadcasting, in late 1994, purchased WWMM (107.3 FM) and forced the urban format to the new place since it had a much more powerful signal than the 103.3/103.9 simulcast. WWMM was relaunched as WJMZ “107.3 Jamz”, while the 103 simulcasts developed into alternative rock “103-X,” with 103.3 choosing up the WXWZ call sign and 103.9 packing up the WXWX call sign in early 1995. 103-X was the major alternative rock station in the call, but the same signal problems that the station(s) had survived.
On January 1, 1996, 103-X counted Howard Stern’s radio show for mornings but encountered a backlash from radio listeners and advertisers that stayed for weeks. During that time, Emerald City determined to sell out to Entercom, so 103-X varied formats to oldies in February 1996; a few months later, 103.9 evolved WOLI, and 103.3 became WOLT. The station(s) were on satellite for the next few years, and in late 1999, a local airstaff was eventually counted.
In November 2000, the station jumped on the 1980s oldies bandwagon that was going on at the time, becoming “Star 103”, but retained the call letters for both stations. In addition, the syndicated Bob and Sheri radio show and a new airstaff were added. Over time, the station slowly developed toward Classic Hits but kept the Star 103 handle. Finally, in late 2003, WOLT and WOLI changed their format to a Contemporary Christian/country combination as “The Walk.”
In 2005, Entercom sold WOLT, WOLI, and WSPA (910 AM, now WOLI) to Davidson Media Group (a firm that specializes in Latino formats; however, some other arrangements are carried), while retaining “The Walk” and putting it on its newly acquired 106.3 (WGVC) signal. Davidson Media Group time-brokered the entire station, with Mon-Sat 5:00 AM–10:00 AM and Sunday mornings going to Spartanburg legend Bill Drake, and the rest of the airtime going to a company. It carried an urban contemporary gospel format, branding the station as “Praize 103.3” (this started in October 2005).
In 2006, following differences between Davidson Media Group and the company managing “Praize 103.3”, the urban contemporary gospel format was abruptly dropped on August 10, 2006. The following morning, after Bill Drake’s program, WOLT debuted an oldies format programmed by Davidson. When not airing brokered programming, the station was known as “103.3 WOLT – The Best of the 60s and 70s.” Longtime upstate South Carolina disc jockey “Brother Bill” Prather was the Operations Manager for WOLT and recorded many of the voiceovers and was heard live on the air from time to time.
WOLT subsequently brokered a large part of its airtime to various other music/local affairs programming. It also became the flagship station for Furman football, basketball, baseball, and coaches shows (which moved to WGOG) and no longer carries Clemson basketball . In November 2010, WOLT became known as “Carolina’s Classic 103.3 WOLT.” Classic hits were the underlying ‘format’ of the station outside of brokered time as an attempt to give the station an identity that tied in with all of the other classic-based programs.
In January 2012, WOLT began running CHR mix programming in specific dayparts, using syndicated programming from Chicago-based company Jamtraxx, billing their dayparted hours as “103-3 SPIN FM.” During other hours, they broadcast and identify simply as “103-3 WOLT.
On March 1, 2013, the Earth FM oldies format on 910 WOLI and later an accompanying translator on 105.7, launched by Davidson Media in 2012, moved to 103.3, and all brokered programming was removed.
In February 2014, Davidson Media Group marketed WOLT to Earth Radio Broadcasting LLC. The acquisition was consummated on February 24, 2014, for $1 million. On March 12, 2014, Salem Communications, through licensee Caron Broadcasting, Inc., purchased WOLT from Earth Radio Broadcasting. The purchase was consummated on May 6, 2014, for $1.125 million. On April 24, 2014, WOLT changed its call letters to WRTH.
On March 15, 2015, WRTH began simulcasting on WLTE 95.9 FM in Pendleton, South Carolina. Throughout 2015 and 2016, the station’s playlist was adjusted, removing most 1960s titles, reducing the airplay for some 1970s titles, especially softer ones; and emphasizing 1980s music with 1990s titles by acts like Sheryl Crow, Hootie, and the Blowfish, and Goo Goo Dolls added to the rotation.