" The radio would be the finest possible communication apparatus in public life, a vast network of pipes.
That is to say, it would be if it knew how to receive as well as to transmit, how to let the listener speak as well as hear,
how to bring him into a relationship instead of isolating him. On this principle the radio should step out of the supply business
and organize its listeners as suppliers.
Any attempt by the radio to give a truly public character to Public occasions is a step in the right direction."
Bertolt Brecht. 1927.
At TEA FM Radio School, where we have been training people interested in sound communication from different perspectives for last ten years,
we try to go beyond radio that is currently done in Spain, especially in the field of the local radio.
Because radio, all around the world, is growing online. The network is the new dial. And the local radio has an important ally here.
We live in a globalized world, where what affects us directly is not only what happens next to us, but something that happens anywhere on the planet can be a reflection of
what we have just around the corner.
The interest in telling what happens near us, but knowing that we live in a globalized world, was what moved us in TEA FM to create a radio-documentary format
that joins its local broadcast with its global diffusion.
It is what we call "Hybrid Sounds".
Radio is undoubtedly at a crossroads.
It is true that radio hasn´t the same health everywhere. Neither technologically nor in terms of content production.
While in some countries the evolution towards digital transmissions is living naturally, in others it is still anchored in the twentieth century.
The FM band collapses with hundreds of stations that, basically, are dedicated to telling the same thing day after day.
Some countries have stations that think about the young listener, creating attractive contents that allow a generational renewal in the audience,
while in others the formats remain almost unchanged from the middle of the 20th century.