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The global Sourcefabric community celebrates World Radio Day 2013

Photo credit Flickr Craig Morey (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Photo credit Flickr Craig Morey (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Last year World Radio Day was a great success and we plan to do it again this year! As big supporters of radio we wanted to participate in the festive day that was started by UNESCO, that celebrates the power of this medium and its impact all over the world. In 2012 Sourcefabric hosted live meetups in Berlin, Prague, Minsk, Guatemala, Warsaw and Toronto and attended events in London with Frontline SMS and SOAS.

In 2013 we plan to celebrate this even more and we want you to join us either in person or online! Here's what we have in store for Wednesday, February 13.

Update: We just released Airtime 2.3; open software to allow anyone to set up their own radio station!


World Radio Day

World Radio Day


A very special edition of Hacks/Hackers Berlin is coinciding with World Radio Day. We're inviting audio hackers, radio stations, sonic innovators, music journalists and more to not only come and celebrate radio, but also look at new ways that journalism can benefit from some of the innovations happening in radio and music. The event will be hosted at Supermarkt a creative resource centre in Wedding, Berlin. 

Five minute lightning presentations will highlight influential local radio journalists as well as innovative projects using radio and sound. Christian Grasse of Breitband radio has already outlined four projects he will present next week, including Podlove, Bitlove, Auphonic,  Mumble and Opus.

For more information check out the Meetup page, where more details about presenters will be posted. You can also join the Facebook event page


The Airtime development hub lives and works in Toronto, making it the perfect place to celebrate World Radio Day. We invited developers from Mozilla's Popcorn to present the tool that allows you to use your web browser to curate video, audio and web content. Alongside them the Airtime development team will demo the open source radio automation software, providing a rare opportunity to have the tools and the team together in public. Finally, Airtime's lead-developer, Martin Konečný will discuss his experiments getting Airtime to work on Raspberry Pi. More details are also on the event page.


The Sourcefabric team in Prague love radio. Douglas Arellanes, founder of Sourcefabric and DJ at Radio1 Prague will gather with the group at  Langhans Gallery. The venue has a history as a photographic studio since the 19th century. Yet today the use of the space has extended well beyond photographic art and now includes cultural and social issues. More details are also here on the event page


Cluj, the recent technopolis of Romania is home to our Superdesk developers. This year they are jumping on the World Radio Day festivities with a meeting planned at Casa TIFF. Local radio enthusiasts are invited to join them and discuss the future of radio. Details about the event can be found here. 


World Radio Day London is hosted by SOAS radio and the Centre of African Studies at SOAS. A series of keynote speakers will include Tim Williams, Non-Executive Director and Deputy Director of the UK National Commission for UNESCO,Eric Chinje, Director of Communications at the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and Dr. Mary Myers, a specialist on community radio in Africa. 

The Communication for Development trade fair will include Sourcefabric, Lifeline Energy, Frontline SMS, the C4D Network, the LIDC, and Radio Active.

And in the evening, 'In the Dark' a group of radio enthusiasts who celebrate the power of radio through group listening events will host a listening sessions.


Our Russian Sourcefabric team will celebrate with special radio programming throughout the week. You can catch their shows here on Tuesday and Friday from 9AM-10AM EST. 


The Spanish Sourcefabric team based in Guatemala will be lecturing at University of San Carlos de Guatemala and University Rafael Landivar and focusing online conversations in their #sourcechat sessions on the power of radio on Tuesday February 12, just follow @SourceLatAm. As well they will be featured on "Temas y Debates" a radio program with Quique Godoy at Radio Infinita 100.1 FM.

  • Stay tuned, as Airtime 2.3 is set to be released next week and introduces interface localization.