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A project to inspire new ideas for radio

About Radiodan

Radiodan is Open Source software that lets you build your own internet radio on a Raspberry Pi or in pure software.

We’ve built it using BBC radio streams, but it is easy to use with other sources of audio. It can run on most UNIX-based operating systems, with particular emphasis on Raspbian.

You can look at showcases we have made with the Open Source code, and read more about what it’s for. Or get started making a radio right away.


We’re interested in different kinds of physical radio devices and how we might change their functionality to make them better. We think that it’s only possible to test what makes a radio better by building devices that act like radios, and that the more people who can build them, the more interesting the radios will be. If you like videos you can see our presentation (9 minute video) which explains more about what we are trying to do.

Want to build your own radio?

If you'd like to build your own Radiodan-powered radio then consider using Radiodan Neue Andrew's new simplified version, which uses Chromium on a Raspberry Pi. You can get in touch with us via email or on twitter.

Send us your radio ideas

We're collecting your radio ideas on our Flickr pool. If you've picked up one of our Radiodan postcards and drawn your own radio then you can share it with us, if you like -
  1. Take a photo of your postcard
  2. Either:

We'll use your photo in accordance with the BBC's terms.

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