Radio stations interested in being part of the Global Marathon, should register here first to be a WCRD participating station.
After you have registered for WCRD, you can apply for a slot in the 24-hour Marathon here.
The 24-Global Marathon allows participating WCRD stations to apply for an hour slot in our 24 hour global showcase, based on their programming proposal.
Who can be in the marathon?
The WCRD marathon is open for all college radio stations around the globe. However we always get more applications for participation than we can include into the schedule. No matter how much we would like to include everyone interested, it is not possible for our non-profit tech team to handle. To apply for a slot in the marathon you need to fill out the form above giving us all info required. From all the applications we will choose stations with the viewpoint of getting a good global spread, and also trying from year to year to include as many new stations as possible.
What’s required to be part of the marathon?
You need to apply to be part of the marathon, letting us know what kind of show/content you want to take part with. You need to have either a FM/webb stream for us to broadcast or to provide us with a pre recorded audio file in mp3 320kbs. Your steam needs to be at least 96 kbs stereo. Deadline to apply The deadline to apply for the WCRD Marathon broadcast is Sept 5th. Schedule for marathon The schedule for WCRD Marathon 2021 will be presented on Sept 8th.
When does the marathon start?
The marathon will follow Central European Time (CET)
What content should the marathon include?
The theme for WCRD 2021 is Resilient Radio. We want it to be included in your show, but you decide how you want to do it. For instance you could include interviews, discussions, music etc. All shows need to include music and sweepers for WCRD. Promos and sweepers will be provided to you in good time before the marathon.
This year our theme is “Resilient Radio” – In Tough Times, We Thrive. We have chosen this theme to reflect the year that’s passed. It’s been a year that has tested us all and forced us to be patient, thoughtful and inventive. It has also shown just how resilient radio producing students are. We have been through a lot, but we kept going.
Format for the marathon?
The slots in the marathon are 58 min long. The shows may not be longer. We will also have a warm up session to the marathon. For this you will be able to provide us with content that spans from 5 min to 15 min in length. Live vs pre recorded We love live broadcasting, but we also want the marathon to have a safe stream without any gaps or dead air. We will test all streams in advance to make sure that they are stable. If they are not, you will need to provide us with a pre recorded show for us to have as a back-up. You can also choose to not do the show live at all and just provide us with a pre recorded show. Pre Recorded shows need to be sent to us no later than one week before the marathon, on Sept 24th. Covid-19 We are still in a global pandemic.
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic some stations are operating remotely, some stations are operating with reduced staff, and some stations are only airing recorded content. If you can not take part with a full show produced from your normal studio, we still invite you to provide us with material recorded from, for instance, home. We will put together shorter contributions to a warm up session that will kick off the marathon.
The shows can be in any language. If possible, use one that as many as possible understand. However there is no language that everyone around the globe understands, so we want you to use the language you are most comfortable with. Mind your language! What you can say on air differs from country to country. We want the marathon to be rebroadcasted around the globe without getting our participating stations into trouble. Swearing and inappropriate words should be left out. It also goes without saying that we respect each other regardless of origin, gender, sexuality, religion or functionality.
Deadline to apply?
Deadline to apply for the WCRD Marathon is September 5th.
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