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RadioActive installs Myanmar’s first community radio station!

28th January 2018

On January 10th RadioActive trainer / engineers Max Graef and Ben Osborne went to work with staff from DW Akademie and members of the Htan Tabin community to install Khayae FM, Myanmar’s community radio station, and train the station team in radio production, radio drama and technical skills.  The station aims to serve the whole […]

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Radio Taboo is on air on 96.5 MHz in Cameroon!

2nd August 2017

Radio Taboo is a development project spearheaded by Issa Nyaphaga, a political exile who returned to his village in Cameroon to build a community radio station, with the idea of creating a platform for the community to discuss subjects that are taboo to talk about such as public health, women’s issues and LGBT tolerance. The project is the subject of a documentary film […]

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Dandal Kura on the air in N’Djamena!

8th June 2017

RadioActive is proud to be working with Okapi Consulting on Dandal Kura Radio International, broadcasting in Kanuri from Maiduguri in North East Nigeria, on FM in N’Djamena in Chad and online​ at dandalkura.com. Tune in and enjoy!

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Development Radio 95.1 MHz is on the air in Cameroon! 

30th April 2017

Development Radio CRRD is a new community radio station broadcasting live on 95.1 MHz from Bambui, North West Cameroon.  It was set up by the Pan African Organisation for Research and Protection of Violence on Women and Children (PAORP-VWC), with equipment and support from RadioActive. The station was founded to promote community development and the […]

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Colne Radio launches on FM in Wivenhoe, Essex! 

8th April 2017

RadioActive worked with the Colne Radio team to install a new Band 1 link and FM transmitter to put Colne Radio on the FM dial in Wivenhoe!  After several years of fundraising and organising the dream of going on FM has finally come true for the good people of Colne Radio. They are now live […]

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Kondial FM and Jamjang FM are on the air in South Sudan! 

20th February 2017

Two new stations have started broadcasting in the same week, after RadioActive visited South Sudan to work with Internews and get both stations on the air.  Kondial FM broadcasts from Bentiu while Jamjang is based in Jamjang, near the border with Sudan and the Nuba mountains. Both stations provide news and information for the IDP, […]

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Radio Jongley gets an equipment makeover!! 

26th April 2016

Radio Jongley in Bor, Jongley State, South Sudan has just received a delivery of new kit for two brand new studios and a beefed up transmission system, supplied and installed by RadioActive.  The new equipment is now up and running giving Radio Jongley a professional quality sound over a much wider area than before.  Thanks […]

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Roundhouse Radio gets a new studio! 

30th November 2015

RadioActive worked with members of the Roundhouse tech team and Roundhouse Radio staff to design and install a new main broadcast studio for Roundhouse Radio. Based around a D & R Airmate mixer with four Myriad channels, the studio is set up with 4 EV RE320 mics and a pair of Pioneer CDJ-1000s. Visit Roundhouse Radio to […]

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BBC Media Action gets two new talk studios in Abuja, Nigeria! 

20th March 2015

RadioActive has spent the last few months working with BBC Media Action Nigeria to design, supply and install two new studios in their offices in Abuja.  The studios will be used for recording interviews, PSAs, discussions and even radio drama, as well as being a back up live broadcast facility if required.  Thanks to Neil, […]

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Rise Maximum Radio Launches in Trinidad and Tobago!

12th November 2012

RadioActive worked with the Ministry of Justice and Nuclair Consulting to set up Rise Maximum Radio, a new radio station broadcasting from within Trinidad’s Maximum Security Prison. The station is being used to promote rehabilitation, give prisoners a place to learn new skills, share their experiences and promote positive change with the prison population. The […]

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Kilburn to Kensal Radio gets started!

10th November 2012

After many years setting up radio stations all over the world, RadioActive has teamed up with local community company CanCan Productions to start a new online radio station based in our local area – North West London.  K2K Radio will start broadcasting online from early 2013 on TuneIn and at www.ktokradio.com.  If you would like to […]

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Capital FM 100.4 The Gambia goes on air!

12th May 2011

RadioActive’s first commercial radio station went on air today, a new urban youth station called Capital FM, broadcasting from Serrakunda in The Gambia. The station aims to reach the whole country with Gambia’s hottest new music and programming directed very much at young people. RadioActive provided Capital FM with an almighty 2kW transmitter, set up […]

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Awaaz Radio High Wycombe goes on air!

12th February 2011

RadioActive’s first full licence community radio station went on air today, marking a new era for the Asian community of High Wycombe, with their own local radio station.  The station will be used to promote local issues, events and current affairs, bring Asian music and film stars to the area and promote the needs of the […]

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Vaalwater, South Africa: RadioActive installs radio and recording studios and trains young people at Waterberg Welfare Society!

16th November 2010

Working with New Era Container Conversions and Waterberg Welfare Society, a hospice, wellness clinic and youth centre in Limpopo Province, northern South Africa, RadioActive has designed and installed radio studios into a 12m shipping container, to be used for teaching radio production and recording skills to young people based in the local area.  The first […]

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Tsavo National Park, Kenya: Radio Tsavo begins training!

12th April 2010

In April 2010 a team of rangers and officers from the Kenya Wildlife Service and staff at environmental NGO Amara Conservation were brought together for a week of RadioActive radio workshops, as part of the development of Radio Tsavo, a new radio station with a conservation focus to be based in the area around Tsavo West National Park. Workshops […]

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West London, UK: The RadioActive Show broadcasts on Avenues FM!

17th February 2010

Every thursday between these dates we are running a show on Avenues FM 87.7 MHz in London from 1 – 2pm GMT and online at http://www.avenuesfm.com/, talking about our projects and the places where we have worked, hosted by RA Director Max Graef Please tune in! First week: Madagascar.  With interviews with Christi Turner, who worked […]

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Delta Region, Nigeria: Desu FM goes on the air!

1st December 2009

RadioActive Engineer Mark Benewith went to Nigeria in November 2009 to work with the Delta State University and set up DESU FM – the area’s first university campus radio station.  Once the station was installed, Mark trained up a team of local radio journalists in studio use, digital editing and transmission system maintenance. Broadcasting with […]

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Pará, Brazil: Radio Resistencia Camponesa goes on the air!

17th November 2009

The final stop on our tour with the MST in Brazil involved a visit to the beautiful island Ilha do Mosqueiro, near Belem do Pará in the North of Brazil.  Working with young people from the local area, Max helped get Radio Resistencia Camponesa’s transmitter and antenna installed to get them on the air.  Before providing […]

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Ceará, Brazil: Lagoa do Mineiro FM gets a makeover!

5th November 2009

Lagoa do Mineiro FM, a community radio station based near Itarema in Ceará, in the North-East of Brazil, has been providing the 8 MST settlements and other community members in the area with local news, music and information for several years now. As the third stop on our tour with the MST, RadioActive’s Max Graef […]

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Pernambuco, Brazil: Radio Cultura Viva up and running!

28th October 2009

The second leg of our trip to work with the MST took RadioActive’s Max Graef to Pernambuco, where the MST have a college called the Centro de Formação Paulo Freire, used as a training centre for MST members from all the nearby states.  Here our role was the installation of a radio speaker system, an […]

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