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=dt64= In spring 1989 I ran by accident into a radio broadcast on the eastern german (still GDR) youth radio dt64, they were playing a whole record by the Slits (as recorded by John Peel). I was amazed, didn’t know much about the conditions for punk in the GDR then. (as I was living in the western german border region, still old FRG)
=parocktikum= In the following weeks I tuned in regularly into that broadcast, it was called Parocktikum and Lutz Schramm, who did it, opened up his broadcast in 1989 more for those GDR punk bands, which weren’t before allowed to be broadcast (while Punk/Indie was broadcast more often since 1986). That showed me how amazing radio could be, he played everything that was important for me at that time (Chumbawamba, Nomeansno) and gdr punk bands like Gefahrenzone or Fanatische Frisöre which I didn’t know by that time.
=Radio Blau= Years later I took part in some radio broadcasts on local free radio “radio blau“, but somehow realized that I was mostly too confused to say something in front of a microphone. We did a live broadcast with our favourite tapes (off course we had spooled the tapes carefully to songs). I played some of the songs that had amazed me so much some years before, when I heard them the first time moderated by Lutz Schramm. Some years later I even took part in a radio broadcast that came live from my small garden plot in the outskirts of Leipzig (it was transmitted via antenna from the garden to the Radio Blau station). It sounded like this:

This is dedicated to free radio stations. I assembled a whole lot of them here, you might as well listen (most live streams work with VLC).
“It’s coming on the airwaves / Coming on the airwaves /Coming on the airwaves dream” (buzzcocks)


West Africa Democracy Radio (

Radio Kalima, Tunis (

(Northern) America

Free Radio Santa Cruz (

KEXP Seattle (

Free Radio Olympia (

KaosRadioOlympia (

Killed by Death Radio (

KSCU Santa Clara (

KTUH Honolulu Hawaii (

san francisco liberation radio (


Radio CKUT, Montreal (

(Southern) America
=mexico, argentina, chile=

radioinsurgente (

Radio XETLA, Oaxaca (

fm la tribu, buenos aires (

la radioneta, valparaiso chile (

midia21, brazil (


fm Karuizawa Radio (

fmyy Radio, Kobe ( (MoFr 12-2pm, 7-9pm SaSu 12-9pm)

=england, scotland, ireland=

radio4A, london brighton ( (Recommended)

Soundart Radio, Totnes Devonshire (

Desi Radio (West London) (, manchester (

Resonance FM (London) (

Cork Campus Radio Ireland (


radiorakel, blitz, oslo (

radionova, oslo (

Radio Harstad, Norway (

THS Radio, Stockholm (

=Ex-Yugoslavia= (

(network of free radios in Beograd, Zagreb, Skopje, Basel, Mostar, Ljubljana, Novi Sad, Zrenjanin, Sombor, Maribor)

Novi Radio Beograd (

Radio Net1zen Subotica/Beograd (

Radio Student Ljubljana, (

Radio 103, Skopje (

Radio Abrasmedia, Banja Luka ( (Recommended: Tuesdays 7-8 pm CRNI KREČ interviews on d.i.y. politics in bosnia)

=german language radios=

Radio Blau, leipzig ( (MoFr 18-23, SaSu 12-23) (Recommended: Zonic Radio show, wednesday biweekly 9-10pm)

Freies Radio Kassel ( (MoSu 06-02)) (Recommended: Borderline Thursday 10pm-11pm)

Radio Corax, halle (

Radio FSK Hamburg ( (Recommended: Radio Gagarin, last friday monthly 8-10pm Asmus Tietchens features experimental noise)

Radio X, Frankfurt am Main (, nürnberg (, radio dreyeckland, freiburg (

Bermudafunk, Mannheim ( (Recommended: Pogoradio, each wednesday 11-12pm long lasting punks, Berlin (

Pogoradio, Mannheim

Radio Orange Wien (

Radio Helsinki, Graz (, Zürich(

(recommended: Experimental Mix: Look Back In Anger, wednesday biweekly 10-12pm )

Radio Aporee, Hamburg ( (international field recordings experimental)


1431am, Thessaloniki (hi)(lo) (


Radio Tilos, Budapest(

Radio Periszkop, Pecs (, Budapest (

=poland=, Wroclaw (


Radio onda d’urto Brescia (It) (

Radio Papesse, Siena (

Radio Blackout, Torino (


Radio Panik (Bruxelles, Belgium) (

radio air libre (

radio dfm (ex-radio 100), netherlands (

radio patapoe, amsterdam (patapoe)


Radio L’Eko des Garrigues (France)( ( (

la cle des ondes, bordeaux (

Radio Sterni, Berlin (en francais) ( (Recommended: french language d.i.y. radio from Berlin, tres bien…)

=portugal, spain=

Radio Zero, Lisboa (

radio pimienta, tenerife espana (, Madrid (

radio klara, Valencia (

radiopica, barcelona (

=New Zealand=

Radio One, Dunedin (

Community Radio Hamilton (


Triple R, Melbourne Independent Radio (


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