Project: Global Breakfast Radio

Broadcasting live radio from wherever the sun is rising.

by Daniel Jones and Seb Emina

Global Breakfast Radio (2014-) is an online radio station, broadcasting 24 hours a day, that transmits live radio streams from wherever it is breakfast-time right now. It follows timezones westwards, moving across oceans and continents on the crest of a wave of sunrise.

Global Breakfast Radio draws from a pool of over 250 stations in more than 120 countries, curated by the artists. These range from Radio Wassoulou Internationale in the Wassoulou region of Mali to KUAM Isla 63 AM, the oldest existing radio station on the western Pacific Island of Guam, broadcasting since 1954. It, and the listener, leaps in an instant from Sarajevo to Prague to Reykjavik, where you'll be briefly humming the same tune as the butcher, taxi driver and lawyer waking up in these far-flung places.

The station is illustrated by a continuous stream of photographs portraying sunrise from the current broadcast location, drawn from a global pool of creative commons photos. Sunrise and sunset images are a ubiquitous trope across social media, repurposed here to transport you through the eyes and ears of thousands of unknown people around the globe.

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