Irene Emergency Radio Tracker Site Set to Ambient Music Is Helpful, Creepy

Emergency radio during a hurricane is undeniably fascinating (and potentially life-saving). But you need to know where to listen. You Are Listening To tracks emergency radio for you, combining it with ambient music for a mesmerizing, if creepy, experience.

You Are Listening To combines electronic music from SoundCloud with emergency radio channels from Radio Reference. Usually, it just has channels for cities (San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Montreal). Yet today site operator Eric Eberhardt launched a channel for Irene that tracks an Irene-specific repeater on Radio Reference.

If you're trying to follow the storm, and are having a hard time making sense of online scanning tools, it makes a good (if extremely unnerving) way to listen in.