Making Waves sets up Radioboxes in France and around the world. This simple mobile radio helps everyone get his or her voice and ideas heard. Some projects span over several years. They are sometimes followed by media education workshops, radio creation workshops, meetings with journalists and radio professionals, and can lead to the production of podcast series, documentaries or audio dramas.
OUR TOOL : THE RADIOBOX
Radiobox is a simple, user-friendly, battery-operated, mobile radio for any user… to broadcast audio programs via streaming or FM, anywhere, under any circumstances.
ANYWHERE ANYONE NEEDS IT…
Radiobox is the brainchild of several collaborators from Radio France, designers from the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle and freelance sound engineers. It was designed to offer a space to communicate and share, to provide access to information, education and culture to people in dire circumstances, to minorities or outcasts, anywhere it is needed: in conflict zones, humanitarian crises, community centers, shelters for teenagers or refugee camps.
IN A FEW EASY STEPS : MAKING RADIO !
The Radiobox is the size of an A4 sheet of paper and weighs 6 pounds. Anyone can put it together and store it away in a few easy steps without any technical knowledge. There are only a few buttons at the top and at four outlets at the back for microphones, one for music, two for the headphones and two others for the loudspeakers. By connecting a Radiobox to your phone or laptop, you can broadcast or record on various apps such as Facebook, Twitch, WhatsApp or Telegram. You can broadcast on FM if you connect it to a radio transmitter.
MAKING POP-UP RADIO STATIONS
Made for anyone and everyone, especially those who are in the most delicate, difficult situations, Radioboxes can be used anywhere a radio station can play a social, therapeutic, educational, cultural or pacifying role.
Creating a radio station is an opportunity for men, women, groups or communities facing social exclusion or a crisis to take part in a dynamic, innovative project that brings people together. Radio programs are a place to meet, interact, have constructive, peaceful discussions, and they encourage everyone to listen and share knowledge and skills. It spurs collective endeavors, promotes people’s skills and autonomy. Because it is a fun, social activity, it fosters effective, unusual methods of learning and sharing. In forging ties where they are possibly lacking, radio is a healing, empowering tool to solve conflicts.
Easy to use, a Radiobox is a tool for people to make their own radio station, their own programs, and their own podcasts. Without any technical hassle.
Making Waves helps people create their own radio station from beginning to end. We offer various workshops, tailored to the specific audiences and the projects they wish to carry out: how to speak into a microphone or write radio segments, how to moderate an interview or a debate, how to relay a podcast or build a radio schedule.
We want to ensure the continued existence of the Radioboxes we set up as a means for marginalized communities to be heard, for any group to come up with and build programs with their own words, experience and ideas, so that Radioboxes may make their own way in the world, be passed around so that people can meet, bond and be heard, for as long as possible.
The Radiobox project is the brainchild of Alexandre Plank, Mathieu Touren, Anthony Capelli, Roland Cahen, Xavier Hatot, Denis Cajazeux with the students of the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle.
Anthony Capelli created the current model for the Radiobox and Mathieu Touren designed it. Radioboxes are made by Anthony Capelli, Julian Fincham and Robert Kieffer in Bristol (UK) and Noisy-le-Sec (Paris region). Roadioboxes are made by Anthony Capelli, Julian Fincham and Robert Kieffer in Bristol (UK) and Noisy-le-Sec (Paris region).