ICRN proudly announce three new member stations (and counting), bringing diverse approaches and cultural contexts to the network. In our commitment to the Nordic region, we are joined by two partners from Norway and Finland.

Founded in 1982, radiOrakel join as the longest established radio and have retained a focus on the voices of womxn to this day, with an eclectic programme of radio plays, DJ sets, talk shows and a punk attitude. Beyond broadcasting, radiOrakel also focus on the professional development of their community; from courses in journalism and technical skills, they are committed to supporting womxn in radio bottom-up.

From old to new, we are also happy to onboard OOO (Out of Office) Radio (Helsinki), a mobile community radio physically available for loaning and remote broadcasting through battery power, and a with a focus on “experimental sound for curious ears”. With its roots in the arts, OOO are especially interested in the participatory quality of our medium.

Since the beginning, ICRN have wanted to develop a sense of cross-influencing between European regions (and beyond). This year we are proudly joined by Budapest-based Lahmacun Radio, who are a ‘music-and-beyond’ radio founded in 2018. Located inside the Kazán community and project hub, they prioritise the showcasing of the many subcultures of the capital and internationally online.

If you’re also a community radio (or a network) and would like to hear more, reach out to us on and we’ll make time to talk to you.

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COSMOS x ICRN 2024 Embassy in Vilnius, Lithuania

Bringing together DIY broadcasters from the Baltics and beyond, the Independent Community Radio Network (ICRN) has created an impactful platform that proves once more, that there is always strength in numbers.”

We proudly announce a second collaboration with COSMOS programme, for Le Guess Who? Festival 2024. Together with their team, we will work to spotlight the network and the local independent scene of Vilnius and the Baltics through a commissioned film, broadcasting, editorial content and more.

Learn more in this interview between ICRN co-founder Samantha Lippett and radio scholar and researcher Ieva Gudaitytė, with journalist and COSMOS team member Julian Brimmers. Together they discuss the development, values, and careful growth of our unique network project.

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ICRN x Tīrkultūra Radio Pop-Up at Le Guess Who? Festival

This week the Independent Community Radio Network (ICRN) are at Le Guess Who? in Utrecht, Netherlands broadcasting with members of Tīrkultūra from Studio Pandora in the festival’s main venue, Tivoli. This is part of the Radio Pop-Up hosted by LGW?’s adjoining hybrid programme COSMOS. Priding ourselves on the borderless possibilities of self-governed radio, we will be co-broadcasting the content across several stations in the network including: Cashmere Radio, Berlin (and FM); Lahmacun Radio, Budapest; The Lake Radio, Copenhagen; radiOrakel, Oslo; Tīrkultūra, Riga and Palanga Street Radio, Vilnius. Visit here for the full line-up!

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