SOAS Radio presents Sounds in Common Vol. 1: Nilüfer Yanya & Kaia

World Radio Day 2017


World Radio Day London 2017: Radio and Global Transitions

On Friday, Feb 10th 2017, SOAS Radio will be hosting World Radio Day London.

World Radio Day is an event for exploring today’s world of radio, bringing together community stations, local organisations, and international media groups to exhibit their work and create an exchange of ideas between industry professionals, radio enthusiasts, academics, and anyone curious.

We will be addressing the theme of ‘Radio and Global Transitions’; the experience of migration, health crises, innovative communication technologies and how they are reflected in radio.

Come learn and participate in exhibitions, workshops and discussions about contemporary approaches to radio. See what’s happening in the airwaves around you!

This event is free but requires a sign-up on eventbrite:


Friday, Feb 10th 2017

3-6pm: Radio Fair & Workshops (Brunei Suite, SOAS University London)

Stalls and interactive exhibition representing communication & development organisations, community radio stations and more!

Confirmed Exhibitors include RadioActive, Development Media International, SciDev, Radio Souriat (Syrian Women’s Radio for Peace), InsightShare, London International Development Center, Refugee radio and In Tune For Life.

Workshops by

Nicole Logan & Ros Fraser (Roundhouse Radio)

David Prest (Whistledown Productions)

6-8pm: Panel Discussion (Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS University London)

How is radio representing global transitions?


  • Carlos Chirinos (Africa Stop Ebola)
  • James Deane (BBC Media Action)
  • Caroline Mitchell (University of Sunderland, Transnational Radio)
  • Stephen Silverwood (Refugee Radio Brighton)

This event is co-hosted with C4D-Network and Centre of African Studies.

Step-in the JCR with SOAS Radio



2nd December 2016
4pm until late

Take an opportunity to break from interpreting culture and imagining communities and step in the JCR as we dim the lights and play pleasant music. Grab a drink from the bar or a vegan mix plate from Maame bring comfortable footwear and an open mind for an evening of moods and grooves meet the world on the SOAS Radio dance floor make international relations. Just Step-in the JCR and get involved.

Selections from:
DJ Qiu (Bang Bang Bang) Chilled Tunes from China
Almira (Songs From South East Asia) <—
Dami (Gugak Sounds) – Traditional Korean Music
Captain Badger – Psychadelic Funk 
Paola (Furniture Music) – Electronic Music from Japan and beyond
Scharlie (UnderK) – Sounds from the Korean underground 
DJ Iz (SOAS Wednesday Sessions) – House / Bashment
Bungalow Road (Bungalow Road Show) – South African Electro and more
Untuk DJ (Spinning Hourglass) – Records from his House

SCC Gathering 2016


26th November 10am – 4.30pm (registration 9.45am)

The Song Collectors Collective brings you the annual SCC Gathering 2016, a celebration of the art of song collecting. This unique event brings together diverse singers, academics and collectors for unique talks and discussions at St Mark’s Church in Dalston, London. The Gathering will be followed on the same day in the same location by the The Nest Collective’s second UnampliFire festival featuring performances from some of the finest singers and storytellers working in the oral tradition. It will be a day of phenomenal stories, experiences, lives and melodies.

As in previous years the Gathering will have insightful talks on various aspects of song collecting from esteemed invitees such as raconteur Hugh Lupton, ethnomusicologists Angela Impey and Shzr Ee Tan, Wren Music founder Paul Wilson, ethnobotanist Sarah Edwards and the prolific folklore archivist Doc Rowe. For more info, the full program and tickets, click the links below.




TICKETS &pound;15 (&pound;12.50 Students & Concessions)


SOAS Radio Takeover Vol. 2

The SOAS Radio Takeover is BACK! Come and dance to your favourite SOAS Radio DJs play the finest of Soul, Highlife, Funky House, Chinese Beats, Bashment and more!


Untuk DJ (Spinning Hourglass)

DJ Qiu (Bang Bang Bang De Qiao Men Sheng)

DJ Isuru (SOAS Wednesday Sessions)

Kaspar (The Moga Highlife Half Hour)

Cultured Sounds Live (World Fusion Hip Hop) 

more tbc

It’s free + LATE LICENSE!

Talk: The Future, Women & Internet Radio

As part of Women’s History Month 2016, SOAS Radio & Roundhouse Radio are putting on a Women in Radio event and asking:

‘If internet radio is at the forefront of encouraging and developing gender equality, what does this look and sound like in 10 years’ time?’

Community radios have long given an alternative space for women to go on air – starting in the early 1980s with feminist stations such as Fem FM or Brazen FM, grassroots stations have pushed female-led radio production and hosting. Despite this, the underrepresentation of women in broadcasting is still prevalent – after a study came out that only 20% of BBC solo broadcasters are female (Guardian 2013), the BBC announced in 2013 to aim to have 50% women on air on breakfast radios for the end of 2014.

Meanwhile, the online radio and podcasting industry is on a steep rise and has shifted the way radio is made and consumed, diversifying both production and audience. Has this been of advantage to women?


– Goldierocks

– DJ Ritu (SOAS Radio/Resonance FM)

– Martha Caidan (BBC 1Xtra, Radar Radio)

– Ros Fraser (Grassroots Radio Network)



– Throwing Shade (NTS, Balamii)

– Noa Logan (Roundhouse Radio)

Sign up for free tickets here:

World Radio Day Party: Gypsy Butter & BYOB

SOAS Radio presents the World Radio Day Afterparty with two fantastic LIVE BANDS and plenty more DJs – come celebrate with us!

19:00-19:45 SOAS Radio Mystery DJs

19:45-20:30 Hackney Globe Trotter

20:30-21:30 BYOBrass

World Radio Day London: Trade Fair & Panel Discussion

World Radio Day London 2016: Radio & Peacebuilding

On 15th February SOAS Radio will be hosting a World Radio day event.

We will be celebrating radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information, and free, independent and pluralistic media. The theme for this fifth edition is “Radio & Peacebuilding” in association with Communication for Development Network (C4D).


3-6pm: Trade Fair in Brunei Gallery

Exhibitors include SciDev, Prison Radio Association, Development Media International, Children’s Radio Foundation and many more.

6-8pm: Panel Discussion in Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater, SOAS

An in-depth look at some of the most innovative research using radio in development interventions Worldwide from academics and professionals working in the field.


Anne Bennett, Hirondelle Foundation

Carlos Chirinos, Africa Stop Ebola/SOAS Radio

Kerida McDonald, UNICEF 

Francis Rolt, Search for Common Ground

SOAS Radio Takeover

SOAS Radio takes over the Student Union Bar for one night! Come and dance to your favourite SOAS Radio DJs play the finest of Soul, Funky House, Psychedelic Rock, South African Beats and Bashment.


Bungalow Joe (The Bungalow Road Electro Show)
Dan Vis (Untempered Grooves)
DJ Dami (Gugak Sounds)
DJ Isuru (SOAS Wednesday Sessions)
Kaspar (The Moga Highlife Half Hour)
Sheila Divine & Tallulah Magoo (Whirldfuzzz)

It’s free! + LATE LICENSE