This radio stream contains recordings of phone calls made almost entirely from New York City payphones. In addition to my calls you will hear sounds of subway buskers performing in the New York City subways, as recorded using nearby payphones. You may also hear recorded messages that play when attempting to call payphones that have been disconnected.
May 4, 2022: Payphone Radio is now available as an Android app. A big thanks and a shoutout to my friend Paul Henshaw at Starkey.Digital for putting this together for me. After 20 years of slinging code, web pages, and applications I reached a point where seeing another line of computer code was enough to make me hyperventilate. So it was gratifying for Paul to step up and do this.
February 1, 2022: An epic writeup of Payphone Radio by Peter Skiera, at his new Recommended Stations blog.
I got a chance to make myself look like not quite the incoherent faux-suicidal Joe Frank-wannabe weirdo Payphone Radio listeners seem to think of me.
December 26, 2021: I will be moderning this site as time permits. I am also making individual and selected calls available with visual accompaniment on the Facbook page.
Payphone Radio can be heard on Radio.Garden, an amazing resource for interesting and unique radio stations all over the globe. Tune in to Payphone Radio at radio.garden/listen/payphone-radio/Vqbk96aA.
Payphone Radio is on Facebook. Follow me at facebook.com/PayphoneRadio/
You can now listen to Payphone Radio by calling 212-255-2748 from any telephone.