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Radio is Dead is a space to foster and showcase collective creative/experimental radio production by amateur and veteran CKUT volunteers. CKUT is a proud contributing partner of Radia.fm, so most weeks, we broadcast episodes by other Radia partners. However, if YOU want to produce experimental radio art, get in touch with us at spokenword@ckut.ca with your ideas. We've helped create field recordings, soundscapes, ambient compositions, radio collages, serialized science fiction radio plays, and much more.
About Radia : The Radia Network emerged from a series of meetings, clandestine events, late night club discussions and a lot of email exchanges between cultural radio producers across Europe. The topics vary and the reasons for forming a network are many, but Radia has become a concrete manifestation of the desire to use radio as an art form. The approaches differ, as do the local contexts; from commissioned radio art works to struggles for frequencies to copyright concerns, all the radios share the goal of an audio space where something different can happen. That different is also a form in the making – radio sounds different in each city, on each frequency. Taking radio as an art form, claiming that space for creative production in the mediascape and cracking apart the notion of radio is what Radia does.

It is producing radio stuff that is hard to describe. Some of it can be labeled radio art, or experimental radio, or creative radio. Sometimes it talks, sometimes it doesn’t. It can be noisy, or a kind of soundscape, or a documentary, a document, a talk, a performance. Each and every week, one of the partners will provide the network program, commissioned and produced especially for this purpose : being broadcast by all the partners and made available online.

Archives from 2023

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    February 27, 2023: Sojourns in Slumberland, Episode 2: Riding The Rails, Part 1 | Playlist | Pop-up listenListen | Download
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    February 20, 2023: CKUT's Magic Sound Box (November 2009) | Playlist | Pop-up listenListen | Download
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    February 13, 2023: Sojourns in Slumberland, Episode 1: Lights in the Sky, Part 2 | Pop-up listenListen | Download
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    February 6, 2023: Repeat: Sojourns in Slumberland, Episode 1: Lights in the Sky, Part 1 | Playlist | Pop-up listenListen | Download
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