Broadcast License for Radio Station
Radio 4 Brainport is a non-profit organization that aims at the international and internationally-oriented community in the high tech region Brainport.
In 2016, the Dutch telecom and media authorities, Agentschap Telecom and the Commissariaat van de Media, respectively, issued a broadcast license for a radio station in Eindhoven. The initiative to launch the new station is taken by Prof. Jean-Paul Linnartz: “Eindhoven is unique because of its world class innovation and its large population of students and foreign workers in the high tech industry. We will target this audience with an attractive dedicated format”.
Many universities have their own radio station, mostly run by students. RWTH Aachen has its Hochschulradio covering the city of Aachen and in Leuven, SCROPIO is an alternative student FM radio station. In the US and the UK, most universities have their own college radio station. While TU Eindhoven pioneered in the 1990’s with one of the first streaming internet radio stations, we do not have a student radio station on campus. This new station will differ from a typical college station, as it targets a broader international community in Eindhoven. It is scouting students that are willing to participate in its programming and to create an appealing program for Dutch and international students. The initiative is not only looking for enthusiastic DJs and program hosts but also for people who can create dedicated scripts and apps to get radio items ON AIR via the cloud. Moreover it is establishing contacts with, for instance, several student organizations.
If you are interested, if you like to have more information, or if you want to contribute in any way, feel free to contact j.p.linnartz at tue nl