Radio Javan

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Radio Javan
"Radio Javan, The Best Persian Music 24/7"
SloganThe Best Persian Music 24/7
FrequencyInternet radio
First air dateOctober 2004
FormatPersian Music
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Radio Javan
"Radio Javan, The Best Persian Music 24/7"
SloganThe Best Persian Music 24/7
FrequencyInternet radio
First air dateOctober 2004
FormatPersian Music

Radio Javan is the first online Persian radio station.

Persian music 24/7[edit]

Radio Javan was started in October 2004 by a group of young Iranians from Atlanta and Washington, D.C. communities with the goal of providing around-the-clock Iranian music to listeners all over the world.

Radio Javan plays a diverse selection of Iranian & Afghan Persian music including both recent hit songs and old classics. Listeners can also request songs online. Currently, Radio Javan is exclusively an Internet-based radio station, meaning that it is separate from traditional FM/AM broadcasts and satellite radio. The word "javan" is a transliteration of the Persian word for "young".


Radio Javan's online community was created in Summer 2007, in order to assist the web site users to create their own online profiles and groups, similar to ones in MySpace, Facebook or Orkut. Each weekly show also has its own group on the online community.


Radio Javan is a leading pioneer in introducing new Persian musicians, and singers, as well as promoting the more well known ones.[1]

RJ Store[edit]

Launched in March 2008, with the collaboration of the major Persian record labels is the first Persian website to offer Persian music online in the format of MP3 at a low cost. Radio Javan Store's huge collection of the Persian Music supports Persian artists and record labels so that they may continue to produce great music.


The following shows are broadcast online and are available for podcast through Radio Javan's podcast page.

Hezar-o-Yek Shab (1001 Nights)[edit]

Weekly dance music; Fridays, 21:00 - 22:00 EST

Hezar features Radio Javan Resident, DJ Delbar, mixing live every Friday night with the best and newest Persian and international songs. Hezar is our first and longest-running DJ show.


Weekly house music and electronic music; Saturdays, 22:00 - 23:00 EST

BarbariZation features Radio Javan Resident, DJ Barbari, mixing live every Saturday night with the best collection of house and electronic music. DJ Barbari is a resident at many popular clubs in the Washington D.C. area.

Abo Atash (Water and Fire)[edit]

Weekly Persian music; Saturdays, 14:00 - 15:00 EST

Abo Atash is the newest DJ mix show featuring DJ Taba, Radio Javan Resident DJ. Every Saturday afternoon DJ Taba mixes a surprise and unique selection of Persian songs, many of them from artists from Iran.

GAP GAP[edit]

Sahand Quazi presents Gap Gap which features music from the Persian hip hop scene! Broadcast fresh from Iran, Sahand explores life, hip hop, and Iran.


Host Siamak Ghahremani discusses general entertainment news, reviews, interviews and topics related to Iranian-Americans in the entertainment industry, as well as international Iranian filmmakers and entertainers.

Discontinued shows[edit]


Weekly talk show about Persian youth living in North America; Thursdays, 22:00 - 23:00 EST. Last broadcast: June 2008.

Until February 2009 Insomnia had the most listened record among RJ programs, and there are efforts by Insomnia fans to bring the show back on air.[2]

Gap-e-Yek Shanbeh (Sunday Chat)[edit]

Weekly talk show about Persian culture; Sundays, 22:00 - 23:00 EST

Gap was one of Radio Javan's talk shows that aired every other Sunday night from Washington D.C with hosts Poriya and Pouyan. Gap featured discussions on current news as well as many cultural and social issues. Last broadcast: Spring 2009.

RJ Countdown[edit]

Biweekly music show; Mondays, 15:00 - 16:00 EST

Countdown played and counts down the top eleven Persian songs that were then hot. The countdown list was based on listeners' feedback and song requests, as well as what songs are new. Last broadcast: Spring 2009.


Weekly 80s and 90s Persian music; Thursday, 15:00 - 16:00 EST

With host Hamed, Yadegar featuring favorite, old school Persian songs from the 80s and early 90s. Last broadcast: Spring 2009.


Weekly talk show about relationships; Tuesdays, 22:00 - 23:00 EST. Last broadcast: November 2007.

Nasl-e-Maa (Our Generation)[edit]

Weekly talk show about Persian young generation. Last broadcast: Winter 2007.


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