January 27, 2014
Kol Mevaser is a Yiddish broadcaster, which runs as a hotline. It has special options for news, weather, lottery and traffic, together with scholarly information on several issues which are important to Haredi Judaism, and interviews with important figures. The main news is updated twice a day, breaking news 24 hours, & the political news is updated throughout the day by Yossi Gestetner, the other categories less frequently, and serves for ultra Orthodox Jews as a replacement for radio broadcasting. Kol Mevaser was established in 2003 by Zalmen Wieder. As of November 2012, Wieder is still the main news reporter on the hotline.
The number for Kol Mevaser is +1 (212) 444-1100. Its options are: press 1 for news, weather, and lottery; 2 for polls and the help forum; 3 for interviews, health, business and politics; 4 for special events; 5 for Torah issues; 7 for traffic; and 0 for additions to the hotline.