Radio Garden has partnered with Simpsonville based "Your Own FM" to serve as a hub for three local streaming radio stations. Radio Garden is an application that serves as a launching pad for radio stations around the world.
Your Own FM is a local firm that designs, programs and implements streaming radio stations for personal use, commercial entities, non-profits, churches, etc. Each station from YOFM runs 24x7 and provides the owner a world wide audience.
The three initial stations chosen are:
The Sigal Music Museum in Greenville, SC
Simpsonville United Methodist Church
and the demo station for Your Own FM, a variety hits music station
YourOwnFM.com was founded in 2018 by 40 year radio veteran Larry Tallant.
Radio Garden started in 2016 as an exhibition project commissioned by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in the context of the research project Transnational Radio Encounters.
Radio Garden works like any other digital radio but, in this case, the world is your tuning dial. The site interface is a three-dimensional geolocation, where the user navigates through a representation of the globe, listening to broadcasts of local radio stations.
The project was designed by Amsterdam’s Studio Puckey. It lets users listen to over 10,000 radio stations around the world by dragging and dropping a pointer over a 3D Google Earth interface.