Polyglot. Critical. Unconventional.
Founded in 1998, ORANGE 94.0 is the only community radio in Vienna and the largest in the German-speaking countries. Politically independent and non-commercial, ORANGE 94.0 engages over 500 reporters, mostly volunteers, and it broadcasts more than 150 programmes in 25 languages. Innovative and creative in the way it addresses diverse topics, including the promotion of non-commercial musical genres, the broadcaster is also at the forefront of cross-media education and training. While encouraging debate on diverse underreported topics and giving voices to minorities whose concerns do not find eco in the mainstream media, the training courses enable people with diverse backgrounds to produce quality programmes.
ORANGE 94.0 believes in equal opportunities and actively opposes all forms of discrimination and exclusion. Following these principles, the radio station attaches importance to the transparent allocation of programme slots and fair distribution of its resources. In addition to its airtime, infrastructure and technical support, the community broadcaster provides affordable vocational training. The objective is to empower social activists to raise awareness and foster debates on an array of social issues, as well as promote a permanent reflection on the role of media in the contemporary society.
The trainings organised by ORANGE 94.0 cover different broadcasting formats, suitable for FM radio and radio on demand. More than 150 regular FM radio shows have fixed time slots and their producers, although they are volunteers, sign an annual broadcast agreement with ORANGE 94.0. Further, the broadcaster provides technical conditions and organisational framework that allows private persons, activists and civil society organisations to contribute on an occasional basis. For these contributors ORANGE 94.0 has developed easy to handle radio formats.
You can find out more about the mission statement, guidelines and the annual report of ORANGE 94.0 here.
Radio UKW 94.0 Mhz – in Vienna Telekabel 92.7 Mhz – in Vienna Internet Live Stream – world-wide The best way of getting to know ORANGE 94.0 is certainly by listening to it.