WHAT IS CEU MEDIEVAL RADIO?
CEU Medieval Radio is a non-profit oriented initiative to popularize medieval and early modern music, history and culture, and it is so far Central European University’s first and only radio station. CEU Medieval Radio is run by students of the Medieval Studies Department, and it plays authentic pre-1700 music, a weekly talk show, and spots promoting the Medieval Studies Department’s public events.
HOW CAN I LISTEN TO CEU MEDIEVAL RADIO?
The radio is currently accessible in live streaming as well as on every major web radio portal (Music Goal, Radio Tuna, etc.), while its talk shows are transmitted both on the internet and in terrestrial broadcast in the Budapest area in association with Civil Rádió FM98.
DO YOU COOPERATE WITH OTHER RADIO STATIONS?
Yes. In lack of a studio, CEU Medieval Radio currently records all of its programmes and is entirely dependent on the technical resources of Civil Rádió’s Studio 2. In return for Civil Rádió’s assistance, CEU Medieval Radio’s shows are played by Civil Rádió as well in Budapest and its vicinity.
CEU Medieval Radio is also in contact with the radio station of Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences (ELTE), EPER, and Tilos Rádió FM90.3.
WHAT IS 1MM?
1MM is CEU Medieval Radio’s campaign to find 1,000,000 medievalists to like CEU Medieval Radio’s Facebook fan site. By liking CEU Medieval Radio’s Facebook fan site, you will be able to win one of our gifts such as a CEU Medieval Radio T-shirt, a CEU Press publication, or a DVD.
WHAT IS ‘PAST PERFECT!’?
Past Perfect! is CEU Medieval Radio’s show on medieval and early modern history and culture in association with Civil Rádió FM98, where Christopher Mielke casually discusses with his guests various issues from the crusades to archeo-zoology to medieval urine sampling. The discussions are made with the aim to popularize medieval and early modern studies with the help of experts such as early musicians, historians, philologists, archeologists, etc.
As on 12 February 2013, Past Perfect! has been running for 29 consecutive weeks featuring experts such as Natalie Zemon Davis, Gerhard Jaritz and Nicholas Coureas.
DOES IT COST TO RUN CEU MEDIEVAL RADIO?
CEU Medieval Radio’s contract with Hungarian copyright agencies Mahasz and EJI give the radio a legal status but also make it subject to a copyright fee calculated by the two agencies on basis of the radio’s quarterly playlist reports.
CEU Medieval Radio’s webcast is transmitted through a radio server, whose renting also costs a bit.
Arranging radio programme recordings shows in the CEU Medieval Radio Team’s phone bills, and producing audio materials takes an enormous amount of the team members’ time and hard work on a daily basis. The latter, of course, cannot be translated into an exact figure.
Additional expenses like purchasing CDs and medieval tracks from the internet to maintain the radio’s music repertoire, renting server space for podcasts, purchasing voice recorders, microphones, etc. make running CEU Medieval Radio a costly enterprise.
HOW DO YOU FINANCE CEU MEDIEVAL RADIO?
CEU Medieval Radio’s copyright fees and radio server rental are covered by Central European University’s Medieval Studies Department. All other expenses are covered by the members of the CEU Medieval Radio Team.
HOW CAN I CONTRIBUTE TO KEEPING CEU MEDIEVAL RADIO ALIVE?
CEU Medieval Radio is so non-profit oriented that it does not even have a bank account. In short this means that we cannot take donations from our listeners. However, any kind of non-monetary contribution, be it server space contributions, legally acquired CDs or music tracks, voluntary technical and IT support, etc. are much needed, and would help keep CEU Medieval Radio alive.