About us

About

radiOrakel is the worlds oldest feminist radio station, and has since 1982 produced experimental journalism, creative comedy and investigative radio plays; all with a queer angle which has meant that the broadcasts are an excellent listener experience. The music profile covers most of what is good music, everything from niche punk voices to doom and hip hop!

Leadership

radiOrakel’s loyal officerats are to be found upstairs in the Blitz house (an ex-squat which does its own thing and has great vegan food). The most eager radiorats are there daily and will happily have a chat if you come by.

Editor-in-chief – Heid Jerstad – redaktor@radiorakel.no – 45381683

Makes sure the rats stay on the right frequency, and behave as radiorats ought.

Office manager – Alf Haakon Lund – dagligleder@radiorakel.no

Does all the sexy office work

Editorial board chief Line Bliksås linebli@morlock.nu and Karina Sletten – slettenkarina@gmail.com

The head of the editorial board and works with the board to look after all the editorial teams in the radio.

Music editorSynne Værnes and Dåra Dork – musikk@radiorakel.no

Makes sure that the music is just as great on 99.3 as it has been since 1982.

Technical chiefHenrik Lesjø – henrik.lesjo@gmail.com

IT chief Eirik Gallefoss – itsjef@radiorakel.no

Contact

Post – RadiOrakel p.b 6826 St. Olavs Plass 0130 Oslo, Norway

Adresse – Pilestredet 30C, 0166 Oslo

Twitter @radiorakel

Instagram radiOrakel

Facebook radiOrakel

The leadership team also have a mascot who is called Yoda. He mostly just sits there, but is a good support when it comes to listening with his large ears.

If you would like to become a participating rat at radiOrakel through excellent radiojournalism or sound technician work you can send an email to the editor at redaktor@radiorakel.no .

About radiOrakel

radiOrakel is the worlds oldest feminist radio station, and has since 1982 produced experimental journalism, creative comedy and investigative radio plays; all with a queer angle which has meant that the broadcasts are an excellent listener experience. The music profile covers most of what is good music, everything from niche punk voices to doom and hip hop!

radiOrakel was started in 1982 when the authorities permitted local radio in Norway. At a womens cultural festival a group of women collected money to start the worlds first womens radio. And they succeeded: radiOrakel was founded on the 16th of October 1982. Rita Westvik was the first editor-in-chief. At first the radio was located at Korsgata 5, but moved after a while along with AKKS (Action Women Cultural Centre) in to the attic of the Blitz house in Pilestredet.

RadiOrakels aim is to educate women in radio journalism and sound technician skills, and we must always have at least 2/3 female members. In practice this means that radiOrakel actively prioritises and promotes women both as interviewers and as interviewees, and also has a music profile where at least 50% of all music played is by/with female artists/musicians. Today there are about 100 people connected to the radio, and in all the years radiOrakel has existed around 1500 people have been educated in various areas around radio broadcasting, many of whom are now prominent figures in Norways media.

radiOrakel received support in 2018 from Medietilsynet, Landsrådet for Norges barne- og ungdomsorganisasjoner (LNU), Fritt Ord, Sparebankstiftelsen and Kulturrådet.