[Xchange] Polar Radio: your news & another chance to broadcast in Antarctica
Please find below the second announcement about Antarctica's first
artist-run radio station, and our second call for content - this time
Thank you so much to everyone who responded to our call for sounds!
We are extremely thankful to those of you have posted CDs to Siphiwe
Ngwenya in Cape Town. These CDs will be gratefully received by our
small team in Antarctica and will be proudly broadcast on the FM
Lots of people have asked me if they can upload files to the internet
and have them downloaded in Antarctica. This is not possible due to
the very slow speed of the internet at the Antarctic base (around
1K). That is why we asked for CDs.
I have also received many emails from people who missed the postal
deadline for the first call out. I wanted to let those people know
that there may be another opportunity. We have recently heard that
there is a second transport plane leaving South Africa early in
February. If you still want to send a CD to the station, please post
your CD to Siphiwe at the address included in the announcement below.
You'll need to get it to him by 30 January 2007.
Our team will have left Antarctica by then. But the scientists at the
base would no doubt appreciate receiving new CDs for their station
nonetheless. You should make sure it is very clearly labelled with a
track-listing and descriptive notes if relevant.
For those who really want to get specific songs, podcasts or messages
down to Antarctica sooner rather than later, while our team is still
there, we have just heard some good news.
Marko Peljhan, the co-founder of the I-TASC initiative, has told us
that he is going down to Cape Town this Monday 8 January. He has
kindly offered to download some MP3s from the internet, burn a set of
CDs and personally courier them to the supply plane in Cape Town.
He has requested that files are sent via the online file delivery
service YouSendIt <http://www.yousendit.com>
DEADLINE FOR YOU SEND IT FILES: SUNDAY 7 JANUARY
1500 Central European Time
- Visit: http://www.yousendit.com
- Register for a Free Account
- Once registered, click on the 'Send File' option
- step 1"recipient's email address' type: mx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- step 2 'select a file" choose your file
- step 3, click 'send it'
NB: Please do NOT email MP3 files directly to Marko or to me. Just
send the files via YouSendIt and he will get them.
WE NEED YOUR NEWS!
As you can see below, the radio station is also looking for news
reports to be emailed.
Check the below call for virtual newscasters, if you think you can help!
Once again, I would like to extend a very big thank you again to
those who have sent CDs already. Your enthusiasm gave our friends in
Antarctica the best possible start to the year.
r a d i o q u a l i a
ANNOUNCEMENT 2 - RADIO STATION IN ANTARCTICA LOOKS FOR NEWSCASTERS
CALL FOR CONTENT & NEWS STORIES
Polar Radio is a community radio project initiated by I-TASC and r a
d i o q u a l i a. The first prototype station began FM broadcasts on
29 December 2006 in the Dronning Maud Land sector of Antarctica,
where South Africa maintains their base, SANAE IV. It is
Antarctica's first artist-run radio station. It is the first step
towards establishing a permanent polar radio presence in Antarctica,
which may eventually broadcast in between geographically dispersed
Antarctic bases. The inhabitants of the SANAE IV base have called
their Polar Radio station, "Radio SANAE".
The Polar Radio crew have just started a training programme for
researchers and scientists from SANAE IV, focusing on the skills
necessary to make radio shows. The coveted 'Drive' slot between 1600
- 1900 has already been booked by one of SANAE IV's most radio-savvy
scientists. Other budding SANAE DJs will emerge in the coming days
and weeks after training by the Polar Radio team.
"Radio SANAE" is the first node of Polar Radio network. It is
broadcasting new music, sound art, documentaries and live shows to
the research community in Dronning Maud Land. Mobile researchers can
tune into the radio station from their skidoos . Residents tune into
"Radio SANAE" from FM receivers at the base.
Polar Radio is part of a series of projects run by I-TASC - the
Interpolar Transnational Art Science Constellation
<http://www.i-tasc.org/>. The research phase of Polar Radio is
supported by Arts Council England.
BECOME A VIRTUAL NEWSCASTER IN ANTARCTICA!
Because of the extremely slow internet connection at SANAE IV in
Antarctica, the team down there struggle to get on the web and don't
really have access to the news. But they are able to download small
emails (less than a 5K for example). As such, our radio team are
turning to their online networks for help.
Are you a news addict?
Do you find yourself reading the news online more than once a day?
Then we need you!
Become an international news correspondent for Radio SANAE!
We are looking for volunteers to compile short news stories for us
and send them to us via email.
The news reports should consist of few lines of text about a current
The news stories can be about:
- international current affairs
- African, and particularly South African news
- local or national news (from your own country or town)
- culture and arts stories
- technology or science news
- sports stories
- quirky human interest stories
- anything else you deem newsworthy!
Whilst we would appreciate important global news reports, we are also
very happy to receive accounts that you personally find news-worthy.
Odd stories, strange or humorous tales, or even hyper-local reports
from your own town are also sought.
In your email include:
SUBJECT: NEWS STORY FOR RADIO SANAE
YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
YOUR TOWN & COUNTRY
BODY: Between 2 - 10 lines of text outlining your story, including a
credit to the news agency you heard it from if necessary.
EMAIL FORMAT: PLAIN TEXT ONLY!
Strictly no attachments - No text formatting - No signatures.
Try and keep each email below 3K.
Email all news stories to: adam@xxxxxxxxx and/or honor@xxxxxxxxx
LAST CHANCE TO TRANSMIT YOUR MESSAGE IN ANTARCTICA
DEADLINE: 30 JANUARY 2007
Do you have a song, a message, or a sound that you want broadcast in
The first of the Polar Radio stations, "Radio SANAE" is looking for
your music, sound art, radio plays, radio documentaries, and any
phonically interesting artefacts you have to broadcast on Antarctica
first artist-run radio station.
There is a final supply plane leaving for Antarctica from Cape Town
on 3 February.
We hope to send some CDs on that supply plane. If you want your CD on
that plane, get it to the below address no later than 30 January 2007.
We are looking for CDs of:
- music of all different kinds
- radio art
- radio plays
- audio documentaries
- audio books
- archived news reports
- investigative journalism
- any other audio material you would like to have broadcast in Antarctica
Send CDs to:
Siphiwe Ngwenya / I-TASC
c/- Pitch Black Productions
7 Prince Street
Cape Town 8001
The best formats to send are:
- audio CDs
- MP3 CDs
DEADLINE: 30 JANUARY 2007
For data on Polar Radio, contact: r a d i o q u a l i a
Email: adam@xxxxxxxxx or honor@xxxxxxxxx
For data on I-TASC, contact: Thomas Mulcaire or Marko Peljhan
Email: tm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx or mx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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