open airwaves submit 2024

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Submit now open for our annual audio festival: Open Airwaves 2024! We accept audio work from students, staff, and faculty. Sound art, music, spoken word – we love it all! All accepted work will be broadcast LIVE on Lumpen Public Radio! And remember to mark your calendars for our annual listening party on April 10th.


Hello, Free Radio community! We are excited to announce that we are in the process of redoing our website! Please bear with us as we work to update the site which will be finished in Spring 24. 

-Free Radio Team 


Join us on Wednesday, February 21st at 3:30pm in the 13th floor of Maclean for our first ever Tiny Booth performance LIVE from the Free Radio booth!

We are extremely excited to have the band Rabbit joining us and kicking off this new era in Free Radio history. Swing by for some good live tunes, snacks, crafts, and a maybe even some dancing in the lounge!

And if you can’t make it in person, remember you can still tune in to the performance through our website!
xoxo Free Radio


Our new rotational DJ show Labyrinth Hour airs every Thursday from 6-7pm! Tune in every week to hear some live DJing from Free Radio staff and producers.


Welcome back to a new semester y’all!
Get ready to tune in and turn up at our first Open Meeting this year on Wed Feb 7 in the booth. Whether you’re a music enthusiast, a podcast fanatic, or just curious about Free Radio, this event is for YOU. Connect with like-minded people, learn about our upcoming events, meet our staff, and dive into the heart of SAIC’s radio community. Students, alumni, faculty and staff can all have shows on Free Radio, find out more at the meeting!


Musicians, vocalists, poets, writers, or performers of any type and any skill level are encouraged to come out and perform live in person! Two microphones, speakers, and an acoustic and electric guitar provided.



Mark your calendars for the first Free Radio 📻 and ExTv 📺Open Meeting of the semester!!!

Whether you’re a film lover, music enthusiast, or just curious about FreeRadio and ExTv, this event is for YOU.

Enjoy FREE food, make some new friends, and check out our booth space at this casual first meeting! Learn about our upcoming events, meet our staff, and dive into the heart of SAIC’s sound, radio, and film community. All are welcome including students, staff, faculty, alumni, long-time members and newcomers alike!

We hope to see you there!🎉

– the FreeRadio & ExTv Team


We are excited to announce that we will be holding a Returning Producer Meeting on Wednesday, September 20th at 3:30 in the booth! (Maclean 1302-c) This meeting is for producers who have already hosted shows with Free Radio in the past. We are looking to further build community among producers and learn how to better support you throughout the year. So swing by, meet some new faces, and most importantly enjoy some free snacks! 

A successful radio station isn’t just about delivering content—it’s about building a strong sense of community, engagement, and connection. And we are prepared to evolve and meet the needs of YOU!
We invite you to share your creative ideas, get to know one another, and help us build the new Free Radio

-Free Radio Team


Hey you! Have you ever wanted to host your own radio show? Well, you’re in luck! FreeRadio SAIC is now accepting proposals for new shows! Whether it’s a show featuring exclusively 1980s city pop or a podcast discussing the interconnectedness of deep-sea life: the world is your oyster!

We accept one-offs, on-going, or anything in between. You can play curated mixes, traditional and experimental sound art, narratives, informative or news-oriented talk shows, interviews, live performances, and any other audio-based content you can think of.

Students, alumni, staff, and faculty are all welcome and we only require an easy, 30-minute equipment training session before your first show. Click “propose a show!” in our website header for more information and the application form.

Open Airwaves 2023

Open Airwaves is our annual online festival where we showcase a selection of audio-based work by students here at SAIC! Tune into the Lumpen Radio broadcast of Open AirWaves 2023 on Friday May 12th at 10am and 3pm.