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During a year decimated by lockdowns and venue closures, our need for sonic connection has sparked the resurgence of independent radio across the UK. Here...

16th March 2021 marks the grim one-year anniversary of Matt Hancock’s statement to the House Of Commons that all “unnecessary social contact” across the UK...

Huntleys + Palmers' Clyde Built Radio will start broadcasting in January

Clyde Built Radio will launch in Glasgow in January. 

The new station is the brainchild of Andrew Thomson, founder of Glaswegian label and party outfit...

So far it includes radio stations from 53 different cities...

A new website has been launched that collects independent online radio stations broadcasting around the world.

The Underground Radio Directory went live earlier this month...

Mexico City’s Aire Libre independent radio station shuts down

Aire Libre is shutting down after four years, its director announced over the weekend.


The Mexico City-based independent online radio station shared a statement by...

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The funding of independent radio stations is always precarious, but the current cost-of-living and energy crises threaten their survival. Following the shuttering of Worldwide FM and Bristol’s SWU FM, we look at the challenges facing these beloved cultural lifelines

UK independent radio is one of the most important aspects of DJ culture and the dance music scene. It plays a vital part in driving...

The platform launched in October 2020 and all shows so far have been recorded remotely 

A new independent radio station based in Leeds, alto radio, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for a studio site. 

To date, all...

The shipping container space will be used for live performances, record fairs, and more

Liverpool-based independent radio station Melodic Distraction has launched a new venue, Melodic Bar. 

The opening is the result of a Kickstarter campaign launched after the...

"We’re determined to give the city a new community-focused music space to enjoy."

Liverpool independent radio station Melodic Distraction have launched a Kickstarter to raise funds for its new home.

Having been forced out of their old studio in...

A new book delves into the history of the Los Angeles independent online radio station dublab.


Across 260 pages, Dublab: From the Archives of Future...

"All shows follow an enthusiasm for otherness and a deep appreciation of music," said organisers

Cape Town-based independent radio station, The Other Radio, has launched a new studio and website.

On 16th September, the community station opened the doors to...

Since its inception in 2016, Dublin Digital Radio has become a vital community outlet for many Irish DJs and producers, and has been of added...

For music fans that feel at odds with the algorithmic nature of streaming platforms, online radio is delivering an alternative source of music discovery and...

Independents Day is ready to roll

The UK is world famous for its independent record labels. Names like Buzzin' Fly, Ninja Tune and 20:20 Vision are all synonymous with quality: small...

Broadcasting from the Heart of Shoreditch

The strength of independent radio in East London grows again with the arrival of Strongroom Alive, a new station broadcasting from iconic studio Strongroom...

It will provide a safe and welcoming space for women, non-binary people and people in other gender minorities in Bristol to upskill and develop

A new beginners course in radio production and broadcasting has been launched in Bristol.

Created to provide a safe and welcoming space for women, non-binary and...

Aire Libre promises DJ sets of all persuasions alongside live acts, talks show and the broadcasting of external events...

Launched last week, Aire Libre is a new FM radio station broadcasting from Mexico City, the capital of Mexico.

Broadcasting on 105.3 FM, Aire Libre...