Usmaradio is the the radio of the University of the Republic of San Marino.
A radio station – founded and directed by Roberto Paci Dalò, with the collaboration of Alessandro Renzi together with students and teachers – within the spaces of the Antico Monastero Santa Chiara.
Since 2021 Usmaradio is the Centro di Ricerca Interdipartimentale per la Radiofonia (CRIR) / Research Centre for Radiophonic Studies of the University of San Marino.
Usmaradio has a 24/7 programming with hosts in various places (Europe, USA, China, India, a.o.) that broadcast programs also live through applications that allow to manage micro radio studios hosted by smartphones.
Students, faculty, and staff all work together in experimenting and creating a meeting place for people of every discipline where art, science and nature are intertwined in daily practice. Designers, artists, scientists, researchers, inventors, hackers, educators, journalists, economists, historians, cartographers, activists. An unusual radio also designed as an exhibition space where exhibitions are regularly presented working on sound in cooperation with local and international structures.Usmaradio is a workplace of The School of Radio / Scuola di Radiofonia to develop an innovative radio pedagogy. Workshops, work sessions, meetings, presentations of live performance as sections of the project.
The theory and practice of radio: radio art, sound art, contemporary art, web radio, radio and telematics, network projects, relationship with the text, soundscape, software and hardware, live radio and live media, radio space as a place of performance, the relationship between image and sound, media design.
A radio designed for the training of artists, technicians and scientists for the invention of the possible professions the absence so far of places of education, who works on the spread of radio knowledge of its history, its techniques, its (often still unexplored) possibilities in the mediascape of this.
Usmaradio supports Creative Commons licenses and the open source philosophy. area of the site is dedicated to free and freely usable downloadable audio materials.
Among collaborations: Elisabeth Zimmermann / ORF Kunstradio, Absolute Value of Noise (Vancouver), Luca Sossella, Pier Luigi Sacco, Anna Friz (San Francisco), Ambra Galassi Andrea Rusconi / Ardea, Andrea Borgnino, Nathalie Singer / Bauhaus Weimar, AIPS Archivio Italiano Paesaggi Sonori, Anna Ramos / RWM MACBA Barcelona, Audiodoc, Allan Evans (New York), Davide Quadrio / Arthub (Shanghai), Tempo Reale Florence, Ariele Monti / Area Sismica, radio.garden, Marco Pierini, Michele Chiaruzzi, BJCEM, Barbara Bastianelli Sara Paci / DIG, Barbara De Franceschi, Marco Mencoboni, MOHO Club discontinuo, Lello Voce, Gabriele Frasca, Iolanda Pensa / SUPSI, Pinotto Fava, Simone Zoppellaro, Leonardo Montecchi / Bleger, Heidi Grundmann, Massimo Torrigiani, Luciano Canfora, Clocktower NYC, Michele Selva / San Marino Music Institute, Harvinder Singh / Wikimedians of North India, Giardini Pensili, Radio Lada and UNIRSM’s faculty, students and staff, a.o.