By their very nature, radio programmes usually comprise material included in other categories, such as music, interviews, etc. but in some cases, radio broadcast materials do not fit into these categories as they have been produced as radio recordings in their own right. These programmes include radio news and documentaries as well as performances of radio art projects specifically composed for radio transmission.

Examples of recording:



Find below our latest blogposts about radio programmes:

Outcomes of three years of sounds and fun!

February 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Europe’s sound heritage at your fingertips […]

December 15 – Christmas Message of an American President from Outer Space

December 15th, 2016|0 Comments

On December 18th 1958, the first communications satellite was launched by NASA. It carried a tape recorder with a prerecorded christmas message from US president Dwight D. Eisenhower. […]

Access easily sounds from the Europeana Sounds Collections!!

November 16th, 2016|0 Comments

By navigating through the above feature, you now have an easy and single access point to the material the Europeana Sounds consortium shared with you during the last two years and a half! Whether you are interested in non-Western classical music, spoken word performance recordings or sound effect recordings, come [...]

A tower of strength in the Netherlands during WWII: Radio De Brandaris

February 12th, 2016|2 Comments

To prepare World Radio Day, celebrated every year on 13 February to praise radio as a medium, discover the poignant story of the Radio De Brandaris which started broadcasting in 1941. […]

Recording and playing machines through time: an online exhibition

August 31st, 2015|0 Comments

Visit a museum from home and travel back in time to explore a rich history of technical innovations and discover their social and cultural uses for both work and entertainment purposes. Try out this new Europeana Sounds’ online exhibition!   […]

‘Don’t forget that we are your friends’: Dutch radio during World War II

August 21st, 2015|0 Comments

During World War II the Dutch broadcasted a radio programme from London (UK) called Radio Oranje for all those living in the occupied Netherlands. […]

Let’s travel through times with sounds

June 18th, 2015|0 Comments

From an evocation of  the Battle of Clontarf which took place in a coastal village near Dublin on 23 April 1014 to an amateur chorus recorded in Greece 20 years ago, we offer you a unique travel through time. […]