The International Perspective on a Radio Centenary

7 Nov 2019 to 8 Nov 2019
Hilversum, Netherlands

On 6 November 2019 the Netherlands will celebrate 100 years of radio. This date sees the 100th anniversary of the first transmission of a previously publicized radio broadcast, the first in a series by the radio station founded by inventor Hanso Idzerda.

It marked the beginning of the extraordinary large number of broadcasting activities as we know them today. Radio has been tremendously significant for society and culture in the last century, and it is predicted that it will continue to play a major role albeit in a constantly changing context. Indeed, radio has survived and thrived in the last 100 years by continuously adapting to changing social, cultural and technological circumstances.

On November 7th and 8th the conference The International Perspective on a Radio Centenary will take place at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum.

Keynotes and sessions
Keynote speakers include Prof. Michele Hilmes, Prof. Kate Lacey, Dr. Morten Michelsen, Prof. Paddy Scannell and Prof. Huub Wijfjes. In different sessions a wide range of topics will be covered, such as:

Thursday 7 November:

  • Radio and identities 
  • Radio Information & Education
  • Radio Music

Friday 8 November

  • Radio cultures and the culture of radio
  • Radio Sport
  • Radio between old and new technologies