Top 25 Radical Radio Stations & Shows

Had the idea of drawing up this list for traveling, so that I could get a feel for the culture of a place and also the campaign struggles the people face. Most are available to stream online so I can learn more before I go or deciding where to go, while others are a local only treat that entice me to go and enjoy while I’m there.

Secondly I was interested to research what vestiges of DIY pirate radio activity and community interest in it remained. To which I’m now aware of a few more projects and forums. As well as info on the still large audiences some pirate shows attract, like Galaxy Radio and Omega Radio drawing in just under 50% of all radio listeners in the Caribbean community of London. These are also shows which advocate many community organizing strategies for dealing with issues related to being part of a low income and immigrant community in the capital city.

Finally I’ve been enjoying lightweight trekking and camping with just the bare minimum kit, where every tool has its purpose. So an mp3 player that can last longer because it only has the function of being able to listen to audio saved on the device and live on the airways just makes practical and environmental sense, while being psychologically comforting to my own head space.

If you have any stories of radical radio shows you’ve heard on your travels, I’d love to read.

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Radio Larrakia 94.5FM – AustraliaImage result for Radio Larrakia08-89437949

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MBC Radio – Central Canada Image result for MBC Radio– 1.800.668.4003

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KNBA 90.3 FM – Alaska

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Bush Radio – South Africa

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Galaxy RadioImage result for GalaxyafiweLondon, UK – +44 20 7193 0174

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London Pirate Radio

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Resonance FMhttps://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/914261187818344451/OdOTwXdk.jpg

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KPFA 94.1 – California – 1-800-958-9008item image #21

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Asheville 103.3FM – Eastern US

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KBOO 90.7FM – Portland, US

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Lumpen Radio 105.5FM – Chicago, IL, USAImage result for Lumpen Radio 105.5FM

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CKUT 90.3FM – Montreal, Canada

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CFRC 101.9FM – Ontario, Canadahttps://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0a/CFRC_Primary_Station_Logo.jpg/220px-CFRC_Primary_Station_Logo.jpg

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CFRO 100.5FM – Vancouver, Canada

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CFRU-FM 93.3 FM https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/520565525294751744/WMzbeOJV_400x400.png– Guelph, Canada – 519-837-CFRU

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Other Languages

Welat FM – Northern Syriahttps://static.radio.net/images/broadcasts/5c/34/100918/1/c175.png

Language is in Kurdi.

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Radio Insurgente – Southern Mexico

  • 97.9 MHz FM – Zona Altos de Chiapas & Selva Fronteriza
  • 89.3 and 100.1 MHz FM – Zona Selva Tzeltal
  • 102.1 MHz FM – Zona Norte
  • 92.9 MHz FM – Zona Zotz Choj

Language is in Spanish, tzotzil, tzeltal, chol and tojolabal.

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Watan FM – Western Syria

Language is in Syrian Arabic.

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Radio Nissa – Palestinehttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/nMt-i_JjzkOplmc7PO6R5KEQqCgKpr8aoF2WFZXgdtWPJ_d7kbIQqK51sKgNAV8LNNI

Language is in Palestinian Arabic.

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Irratia 97FM – Bilbao, Basque CountryIrratia 97 FM

Language is in Euskara.

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Radio Libertaire 89.4 FM – Paris, Francehttps://i0.wp.com/bernardhaillant.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Rl-2.jpg

Language is in French.

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Greek Pirate RadioImage result for Radio zones of Subversive Expression

Language is in Greek.

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Radio Patapoe – Amsterdam, NetherlandsImage result for Radio Patapoe Amsterdam

Language is in Dutch.

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Radio Orange 94.0 – Austria

Language is in German.

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Radio Student FM 89.3 – Slovenianhttps://cdn-radiotime-logos.tunein.com/s25182d.png

Language is in Slovenian.

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