FAQ

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.

DO YOU COOPERATE WITH OTHER RADIO STATIONS?

Yes. In lack of a studio, CEU Medieval Radio recorded all of its programmes in Civil Rádió’s Studio 2.

 

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.

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.

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10 thoughts on “FAQ

  1. I was so excited to find you! But it is so difficult to listen/live stream that I will have to give up trying. I can get one piece of music at a time only. Then need to start over again–and that is often not successful. It sounds as if I am having the same experience as others going back some time. Can we hear from someone at CEU/Past Perfect?

  2. Dear friends of CEU Medieval Radio channel:
    My name is Rafael and I hear them from Valencia (Spain) through a mobile application, called Minne, however, have trouble connecting with radio channel, I only can listen to two songs, and then cut communication,I dont know whether it is your server or mine, something I do not happen in other channels. In any case, it is a spectacular canal, I love the selection. I would also include Gregorian chant, etc. Ambrosiano I hope that in the next few days I connect you can listen well. Thanks

  3. Trying to listen through Tune In, the streaming app. Horrible stream!! It is constant fluttering. Can you correct it or not? Do you care or not?

  4. What has happened lately? The stream is clear going through Tune IN app. Has the hardware been updated and replaced? The stream is continuous now without stop & go & delays & no fluttering.

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