Innovation in Making a Radio Program

PvE 2015

Today’s digital technology provides many opportunities for new ways of making a radio program. The idea is to extensively rely social media, the cloud and studio automation software. The vision is to make presenting a radio show as easy as posting a message on Facebook.

Jean-Paul Linnartz, professor in the Signal Processing Systems group of the faculty of EE started testing this concept in 2015 with a team of former radio colleagues who previously worked with regional broadcasters in the Netherlands and in Belgium. The Meuse-Rhine Euroregion and the Province of Limburg sponsored this to try out innovative ideas for “the inverted Studio”, that is, to run a radio station in the cloud, while the radio team is mainly on the move, uploading their programs or news clips from a pub, from their office, from home, basically from anywhere imaginable. The concept has partly been borrowed from the 3TU (currently 4TU) Education Innovation ambition of an “inverted classroom”, in which teachers spend less time in lecturing but devote more time to interaction.

Broadcast License for Radio Station

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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

An Innovative Truth VIII – It’s all about Communication!

In vervolg op de zeven succesvolle congressen An Innovative Truth I – An Innovative Truth VII vindt op 20 juni 2016 An Innovative Truth VIII – Congres over Duurzame ICT & Energie – plaats. De locatie van deze editie is het Flux-gebouw van de Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. Het thema van deze editie is “It’s all about Communication!”. 

De rol van ICT is de laatste decennia fors toegenomen. ICT zit tegenwoordig in alle haarvaten van de maatschappij. Met name de C van ICT – communicatie – is de laatste decennia geëxplodeerd. An Innovative Truth VIII – Congres over Duurzame ICT & Energie – staat dit jaar dan ook in het teken van deze maatschappelijk cruciale rol van de communicatie technologie.

De An Innovative Truth congressen zijn activerende en betrokkenheid bevorderende congressen, omtrent het thema Duurzame ICT en Energie. Dit congres verschaft u inzicht in de hedendaagse technologische ontwikkelingen, het gevoerde beleid en de maatschappelijke context. Het doel van dit congres is om de doelgroepen wetenschap, overheid, ICT-gebruikend en aanbiedend bedrijfsleven, nader met elkaar in verbinding te brengen en concrete samenwerkingstrajecten te starten of verder uit te bouwen. Het interactieve programma biedt hiervoor volop gelegenheid.



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