Thu 21 Aug – Tue 2 Sep @ 18:00 – 20:00 CET
UNIKOM Radio Stations
RadioIndustrie (Zug/Zürich), Radio 4TNG (Winterthur), Kanal K (Aarau), Vibration 108 (Sion), Radio Kaiseregg (Fribourg), Backstage Radio (Bern), Mountain Radio (Verbier), UZIC (Lausanne), Toxic.fm (St. Gallen), Radio Fiume Ticino (Locarno)
Already way back in 1983 UNIKOM (union of non-commercial local radios) was founded, at a time when Radio 24 just had received its hard-earned official Swiss FM licence. The concession-political situation hasn’t improved much ever since though and only because of technological revolutions like streaming and now DAB+ it is today possible for UNIKOM’s members to finally reach a Swiss wide audience. But even on DAB+ frequencies authorities are limiting liberal, inter-cantonal access and permit stations only to broadcast within so-called “Islands”.
During the International Radio Festival we are introducing – in close collaboration with LIMUS (Layer for Innovation and Migration of Urban broadcasting areas) – ten of these stations very soon available also in Greater Zurich area. There are f.e.: Kanal K from Aarau, Toxic.fm from St. Gallen, Radio 4TNg from Winterthur, the MX3.ch-driven Backstage Radio from Berne and RadioIndustrie from Zug.
This is Swiss radio culture to be experienced on our airwaves from this year on. Swiss radio stations for Swiss listeners – without provincial narrow-mindedness and federalism. From August, the 21st on, daily, from 6 until 8 PM one of these stations will broadcast via our frequencies a selected show, trying to impress our listeners deeply. Who knows, maybe soon Toxic.fm will be your new favourite radio, or maybe then Vibration 108 from Sion, or Radio Kaiseregg, or….?
We at the IRF – together with LIMUS – invite you to join us on a trip into the future of Switzerland’s radio history.