The spirit of free and independent radio lives on in Sydney’s digital age against a backdrop of sun and surf, with Bondi Beach Radio (BBR)’s unique artist collective run radio platform cultivating and amplifying Sydney’s incredibly resilient music and beach side creative world for over 7 years.
Formed by our own radio show hosts from the collapse of a local narrowcast FM station in 2013, the unique BBR radio collective successfully supports over 60 weekly shows producing over 130 weekly hours of eclectic diverse music and beach side cultural content
Pre internet, pirate radio in London at its peak in the 80’s and 90’s was the hub of culture marketing. The level of new and original music being generated was as prolific as it is today in the digital age, and between raves and pirate radio, the underground audience was huge. Music brought together people from a range of different backgrounds and circumstances in a unique way, and socially, creatively, and culturally was the basis for inspiration for many in a golden age of food, art, fashion, design
Contemporary Sydney has some parallels and we draw inspiration from this pirate radio history and our current like minded global peers. Against a backdrop of Government enforced venue lockouts in Sydney and a global viral pandemic, our fiercely independent BBR artist collective broadcasting from a beach side studio in Bondi has become a conduit for resilience, collaboration, and the expression of new and reformed boundaries in music. The formulaic blandness of global computer algorithm based streaming platforms and the shock jock crassness of local commercial FM stations has been naturally shunned by our local and global listener community who align strongly to our raw and authentic live show grid and real human selectors
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