A tragic end of an era.

Berlin Community Radio has announced that it will stop broadcasting on February 5, 2019. Founders Anastazja Moser and Sarah Miles shared a farewell message on the BCR website announcing that the station had lost all funding.

“It is with heavy heart that we came to this decision”, the statement reads. “We reached a dead end and spirits have fallen low after losing all funding in 2018. We realize for many this comes as a shock and surprise but unfortunately as it is, BCR is not a sustainable model.  Please believe us that we have tried every angle and left no stone unturned but we exhausted all options.”

“Thank you so much for all the time, energy, love and support throughout. BCR is all of you. Some things are not meant to be forever. Let’s celebrate what we accomplished over the past years and hope BCR will survive in the memories of everyone who helped, created, hosted and listened!”

For almost six years, Berlin Community Radio was an invaluable source for innovative programming and forward-thinking music, and featured a world-class roster of artists and hosts, including Call Super, DJ Richard, Palms Trax, James K, Laurel Halo, Pan Daijing, Dis Fig, Staycore and Herrensauna.

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