I hope you share with us the passion for radio programs. We are lucky enough to have some friends who have their own programs on the main Italian national radio station RAI and it’s extremely amusing to listen to their voices while driving or working at home.

This is exactly the point. Radio is a very democratic information means: it doesn’t require your visual attention and like a loving old aunt lets you mind your own business while she is telling you very important things.

Actually we are smart enough to be able to overtake a track and still follow a complex reasoning, ability that would take us to an early death if we were doing the same in front of a TV screen.

We were very happy therefore to attend a special event called Radio City Milan 2015 that took place in a nearby location La Fabbrica del Vapore Steam Factory in Milan here in Milan.

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Let me spend a couple of words about this suggestive structure which used to be the Milanese plant for trams and trains, Carminati Toselli, founded in 1899, that by the way produced some trams still in use nowadays. After being heavily bombed during the II World War the factory lied abandoned for many years until the Comune di Milano decided to restore it and dedicate its enormous space to creativity and public events.

Right in the central huge courtyard between Friday March 13th till Sunday March 15th many national and local radio stations trucks parked and opened their mic’s to live broadcasts. For once, breaking the magic of “blind broadcasting”, fans have had the chance to see their favourite DJ, speakers, using their working tools and behind the scene mechanisms, played right in front of them.

I was specially attracted by a little green truck from which a bunch of kids (between the ages of eleven and seventeen) were making their own radio, interviewing radio personalities and having an evident great time.

I told you radio is a very democratic mean………

Betti

More links:
Our friend Matteo Bordone interviewed the Director of BBC radio on his live show MU which
highlights the best of cool modern music. Check out the podcast here in Italian: https://itunes.apple.com/it/podcast/mu/id715457030?mt=2

Italian Radio Live Streams
http://www.listenlive.eu/italy.html

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