About Radio Garden
By bringing distant voices close, radio connects people and places. Radio Garden allows listeners to explore processes of broadcasting and hearing identities across the entire globe. From its very beginning, radio signals have crossed borders. Radio makers and listeners have imagined both connecting with distant cultures, as well as re-connecting with people from ‘home’ from thousands of miles away – or using local community radio to make and enrich new homes.
In the section Live, you can explore a world or radio as it is happening right now. Tune into any place on the globe: what sounds familiar? What sounds foreign? Where would you like to travel and what sounds like ‘home’?
In the section on History you can tune into clips from throughout radio history that show how radio has tried to cross borders. How have people tried to translate their nations into the airwaves? What did they say to the world? How do they engage in conversation across linguistic and geographical barriers?
Click over to Jingles for a world-wide crash course in station identification. How do stations signal within a fraction of a second what kind of programmes you are likely to hear? How do they project being joyful, trustworthy, or up to the minute?
Then stop and listen to radio Stories where listeners past and present tell how they listen beyond their walls. How do they imagine the voices and sounds from around the globe? How do they use radio to make themselves at home in the world?
Radio Garden incorporates results from the international research project Transnational Radio Encounters directed by Golo Föllmer at Martin-Luther University Halle , in co-operation with the Universities of Copnehagen and Aarhus in Denmark, and the London Metropolitan and University of Sunderland in the UK, and Utrecht University in the Netherlands. The project was funded by HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) from 2013-2016.
Concept & Production by Studio Puckey in collaboration with Moniker.
Technology & live section by Studio Puckey.
Design, UI & UX by Studio Puckey in collaboration with Moniker & Philip Bührer.
Radio Garden is developed in co-ordination with the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Video.
If you want to submit your radio station to Radio Garden, please fill in the station submission form
If you to make a change to an existing station on Radio Garden, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks to the following products, libraries and services:
3D Globe: Cesium
Satellite imagery: ArcGIS
Typeface: Atlas Grotesk
User interface: React.js
Predictable state container: Redux
Control Panel: Server Pilot