Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Cork (UCC) kick­start­ed the RootIO imple­men­ta­tion by cre­at­ing a radio pro­gram to broad­cast stu­dent expe­ri­ences on the BA Psy­chol­o­gy and Com­put­ing course at UCC. Psy­chol­o­gy and Com­put­ing is a course in its infan­cy (it’s sec­ond year run­ning!). UCC is using this broad­cast to 1) pro­mote...

Grass­roots Radio’s new fact­sheet is out! This piece of infor­ma­tion pro­vides an overview of RootIO, the free/​open tech­nol­o­gy stack facil­i­tat­ed with­in the project. RootIO com­bines low-pow­er com­mu­ni­ty FM with con­tem­po­rary Inter­net com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nolo­gies for a very low cost, thus facil­i­tat­ing the oper­a­tion of low pow­er FM radio sta­tions in...

Grass­roots Radio keeps on unfold­ing its activ­i­ties of com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment in the project pilot sites: Ire­land, Por­tu­gal, and Roma­nia. To high­light the cru­cial role of these activ­i­ties the lat­est issue of the project fact­sheet is ded­i­cat­ed to com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment, pro­vid­ing a def­i­n­i­tion and its appli­ca­tion in...

Let’s talk on air!  Check the guide­lines for broad­cast­ing com­mu­ni­ty assem­blies using RootIO   The Grass­roots Radio project encour­ages the com­mu­ni­ty radio sta­tions to live broad­cast the meet­ings where com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers make deci­sions about the sta­tion, and, in gen­er­al, all of the assem­blies that the...

We are thrilled to see the Grass­roots Radio project fea­tured on the Euro­pean Jour­nal­ism Obser­va­to­ry (EJO), a net­work of 15 inde­pen­dent non-prof­it media research insti­tutes which aims to bridge jour­nal­ism research and prac­tice in Europe, and to fos­ter pro­fes­sion­al­ism and press free­dom. The arti­cle describes the...

Fact­sheet 1 Com­mu­ni­ty Radio in the 21st cen­tu­ry   Fact­sheet 2 RootIO – Tech­no­log­i­cal changes high con­nec­tiv­i­ty and par­tic­i­pa­tion all fits in a buck­et   Fact­sheet 3 Text-to-Speech – Ampli­fy­ing the voice of com­mu­ni­ties   Fact­sheet 4 Com­mu­ni­ty Engage­ment – Cul­ti­vat­ing par­tic­i­pa­tion to make Grass­roots Radio...

On Thurs­day 5th and Fri­day 6th of Sep­tem­ber 2019, the Grass­roots Radio con­sor­tium cel­e­brat­ed the third gen­er­al assem­bly of the project, host­ed in the friend­ly build­ing of 11.11.11. – the coali­tion of NGOs, unions, move­ments and var­i­ous sol­i­dar­i­ty groups in Flan­ders (Dutch speak­ing North­ern part...