RADIO.GARDEN is LIVE and VIRAL worldwide!

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Radio.Garden is the TRE online exhibition that allows users to explore an interactive globe filled with radio’s past and present. 

If you would like add a station to the live section, you can do so via this form.

If you would like to propose an addition to the history or stories sections, you can do so via this other form.

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 one 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?

Jingles offers 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?

Finally, one can 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 they globe? How do they use make themselves at home in the world?

Design & technology by  Studio Puckey.

Concept & production by Studio Puckey  in collaboration with Moniker.

Radio Garden is produced by Transnational Radio Encounters in coordination with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision


During the TRE Conference in July 2016, participants had the opportunity to plant their sounds into the stories section of the RADIO.GARDEN. There was a recording station provided, connected with the call  ‘Record your transnational radio experience’. All recordings went into the RADIO.GARDEN.