BBCR4 Extra Broadcasts ‘When the Far Becomes Near’

When the Far Becomes Near. Image Bradley-Weaver ©.

Chris Weaver and my experimental audio documentary on radio history in the United Arab Emirates goes out across the UK on October 13th 2018 on national station BBCR4 Extra.

This experimental 4-part series on early radio history in the Gulf region, was produced in Sharjah for the Sharjah Art Foundation 2016 and went out on Resonance104.4FM and Clocktower Radio, NYC.

Sharjah public spaces’. Image by Fari Bradley 2017©.

The Far Becomes Near is an experimental format radio documentary, and the BBC have selected the episode When the Iron Speaks as part of their own series looking at the changing sounds of radio in London, presented by eminent wildlife recordist, Chris Watson.

Hear all four of the When the Far Becomes Near episodes here.

Below is an image from an unpublished issue of Brownbook magazine, for which I wrote an article on our Sharjah radio project. Sadly my article, along with that issue. won’t see the light of day!