How can radio represent the mixed histories of our neighbourhoods, towns and cities? Where are the shared spaces that we use to come together and interact? Radio Stall is a project devised and developed by Kathy Smith that has been based in Birmingham’s Rag Market. Radio Stall has been both a community radio station and a public art project that engages with people who work in the market, who shop in the market, and anyone who has a story about the market, to come together and share ideas and stories that help to “reinvent/decorate/and enhance” the market space.
Kathy shared her thoughts on how the project came about, what the benefit has been, and what she has learnt about using radio to support and encourage a strong sense of community bonding.