AS AN OpEd columnist for SunStar Bacolod, I make it a point to keep abreast with local, national and international news.

As a polyglot, I can speak and write in Hiligaynon, Cebuano, the Tagalog-based national language, English, Spanish and French.

I encouraged my high school, college classmates to speak Hiligaynon but in Messenger, we chat in Tagalog, Spanish and English.

I often chat in Hiligaynon and Cebuano, American English.

I used Google Translate flit from different languages.

To keep up with idiomatic expressions, I listen to streaming radio. Español: El que hace un cesto hace ciento. Cebuano: Kaniadto naay nakawat, ning dagan ang panahon kawatan gihapon.

As a Catholic charismatic, I frequently listen to streaming radio such as Rádio Chile or watch movies on Netflix with subtitles in Spanish and French.

I use two devices using my Android and earphones for the sensor with different layers of sound.

But the internet radio (also web radio, net radio, streaming radio, e-radio, IP radio, online radio) is a digital audio service transmitted via the internet. Broadcasting on the internet is usually referred to as webcasting since it is not transmitted broadly through wireless means. It can either be used as a stand-alone device running through the Internet, or as software running through a single computer or smartphone.

TV and radio are bundled into one in real-time with the possibility of being replayed for accuracy.

Internet radio is generally used to communicate and easily spread messages through the form of talk. It is distributed through a wireless communication network connected to a switch packet network (the internet) via a disclosed source.

Internet radio involves streaming media, presenting listeners with a continuous stream of audio that typically cannot be paused or replayed, much like traditional broadcast media; in this respect, it is distinct from on-demand file serving. Internet radio is also distinct from podcasting, which involves downloading rather than streaming.

Internet radio services offer news, sports, talk, and various genres of music—every format that is available on traditional broadcast radio stations. Many internet radio services are associated with a corresponding traditional (terrestrial) radio station or radio network, although low startup and ongoing costs have allowed a substantial proliferation of independent internet-only radio stations.

The first internet radio service was launched in 1993. As of 2017, the most popular internet radio platforms and applications in the world include (but are not limited to) TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio, and Sirius XM.

In the US, unlike over-the-air broadcast radio, a FCC license is not required to operate an Internet radio service.

Worldwide I have a choice of 3,000 radio stations to listen to the news in various languages. Truly the world is interconnected.