What makes FREIRAD – Freies Radio Innsbruck so special?
You are FREIRAD, FREIRAD is you. People like you create our programme as volunteer radio hosts. According to the principle: do not (just) listen but make yourself heard. About topics that are important: environment, politics, art, culture, women*, music, entertainment, social issues, developments in society, technology, health, and many more. No matter in which language. Critical and open. Sociopolitical and committed. Informative and diverse. Universal and niche friendly. Local and international. Monolingual and multilingual. 24 hours, 7 days a week. This way, our volunteer editors make use of the opportunity for freedom of expression. In addition, they bring diversity of opinion to the radio. This makes FREIRAD unique in Tyrol.
Everyone can speak and can be heard publicly on FREIRAD! In any language!
Invited are therefore people who otherwise receive little media coverage and who find little space in the media. Everyone can participate and can create radio content on FREIRAD. However, they must comply with the principles and rules of FREIRAD and the Austrian laws. They are not allowed to play any commercials in their shows, they are not allowed to be racist or discriminating, and they have to research content carefully.
Learn how to create radio content and start your own show!
At FREIRAD, you’ll learn everything you need in order to create your own radio show. You don’t have to be a trained journalist and you don’t have to have any prior knowledge. German is not necessary either. FREIRAD helps you to realise your idea for a radio show, offers workshops and technical equipment. You can find more information about the workshops and training courses within the info box, so you can start right away!
FREIRAD is a community radio station: commercial-free, non-profit, full of ideals!
FREIRAD is one of 14 community radio stations in Austria. Community radios do not want to make a profit and therefore do not play any commercials. They are non-profit and offer independent and self-determined programmes as an alternative to the mainstream radio. They are independent of political parties and economic interests. Therefore, they enable every member of our society to create their own radio show.
Be part of a community!
At FREIRAD, you become part of a diverse community that is organised as an association. As a radio host, you become a member of the association and pay a fee of € 50 once a year. If you don’t have much money, you pay € 25 once a year. If you have no money or a Kulturpass you pay nothing.
Advantages of your membership are the following:
You make FREIRAD possible and independent
You can use recording equipment and the studio for free
You receive the latest information about FREIRAD
You pay less for FREIRAD workshops
You will be invited once a year to the FREIRAD general assembly and can participate in the discussions
Try it out!
Creating radio content is not difficult at all! You will learn everything you need to know in your basic training at FREIRAD. This consists of a 10-hour course. Here you will learn the most essential technical and journalistic know-how and important media and copyright laws.
The fee for both courses is € 20,–. For those with a Kulturpass issued by „Hunger auf Kunst und Kultur “, the courses are free of charge.
Then you present us your idea for a show. If you’re not quite satisfied with it yet, we’ll help you with it.
Of course, if you want to learn more, that is possible, too. FREIRAD offers many workshops about creating a radioshow: you will learn how to speak on the radio, how to conduct interviews, how to edit your shows on the computer, how to host music shows and much more.
You think that sounds great? Or do you have any further questions? Then get in touch with us today! We will help you with your first steps. Don’t worry, we’ll make your start at FREIRAD as easy as possible. And we look forward to meeting you. Welcome to FREIRAD!