New Project: Morning Air
As of Monday, a new ICRN affiliated project kicks off with a broadcast by Tīrkultūra. Morning Air is a content-sharing initiative between five community radios, supporting the growth of live daytime broadcasts and the creation of a transnational listenership between stations.
“Enjoy a fresh breeze of Morning Air; a new weekday show brought to you by five community radios. Each morning, one radio will take-over the broadcast to bring you new local contexts from their corner of Europe – Berlin, Budapest, Riga, Helsinki, Vilnius.
Join us from 8:30 CEST / 9:30 EEST starting Monday 22nd May!
Schedule: Mon, Tīrkultūra; Tues, Lahmacun Radio; Weds, Palanga Street Radio; Thurs, IDA Helsinki; Fri, Cashmere Radio”
Supported by Nordisk Kulturfond / Design by Studio Cryo
Article: ‘Things We (Can) Do Together: Independent Community Radio and its Fuzzy Networks’
‘“We have no idea what’s gonna happen, but let’s see,” are the opening words of the Independent Community Radio Network broadcast from IDA Radio, Helsinki studio. With this phrase, the uncertainty that goes into maintaining a small-scale independent media practice finds its way into the content: even if the phrase describes the sometimes funny, sometimes poetic, and sometimes truly existential nature of independent radio practice, the leap of faith taken when going on air is real. More than just a doubt, it is also an invitation; a call for the listener to take that leap together. “Let’s see” – namely, let’s see what can be the alternative ways of working, playing, and hosting together.’
Network member and PhD researcher Ieva Gudaitytė summarises ICRNs activity from 2022, published on Europe and Me.
Palanga Street Radio Join Reset! Network
ICRN’s co-founders Palanga Street Radio join Reset! Network; a new European network initiated by Arty Farty, that aims to gather independent cultural, media and creative organisations.
Alongside this growing network of independent media actors, PSR will be in the good company of community radios Mutant Radio (Tbilisi) and Sphere Radio (Leipzig) and 20ft Radio (Kyiv). A full list of members can be explored here.