Radio Tuesday

Radio Tuesday was an artist-run radio station based in Glasgow set up to produce and broadcast sound art, experimental music, new music, poetry, documentary and other uses of sound. Starting in 1999 sporadic broadcasts took place across Glasgow and the surrounding area involving hundreds of artists.

During February 2000 Radio Tuesday set up a station and broadcast in Helsinki as part of a residency organised by The Modern Institute (Glasgow) at KIASMA Museum.

Later that year Radio Tuesday installed themselves at Transmission Gallery (Glasgow). For the duration of the exhibition the space became a resource area, recording studio, conference room, a venue for gigs, cinema space, gallery and of course - a radio station.

In 2001 Radio Tuesday completed a residency with Molendinar Drugs Services in the Royston Road area of Glasgow. This culminated in the creation of a local radio station, Bolt FM, run and programmed by members of the moving On Project, local residents and other volunteers.

The Cassette only release 'Wide General Vicinity', covering the first series of broadcasts was released in 1999. 'e.g. Sometime Instant', the follow up CD was released in 2002. Both releases feature a broad range of the artists and musicians involved with the broadcasts.

Radio Tuesday committee:
Duncan Campbell, Alex Frost and Mark Vernon


"Apparently, radio transmissions on unregulated frequencies interfere with normal radio and TV reception and, possibly, aircraft communications. Temporary licences to broadcast are available (from the same people who do TV licences)--but cost around £2000. In Glasgow for four Tuesdays in June you could--conditions permitting--tune into artist-run pirate radio. Necessarily broadcast from various locations on customised equipment, Radio Tuesday... "

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Alan Michael is an artist based in Glasgow.
Review reproduced from CIRCA 90, Winter 1999, p.52

Free-Thinking, Free-Loading, Free-Basing, Free-Falling
Or Ways to Heighten a Loss of Responsibility

A project built around a series of unofficial FM broadcasts, e.g. Sometime Instant brought sound works, performance and the potential of freedom of thought not only to the local airwaves, but also to a variety of Glasgow venues. A follow—up to a previous project, Wide General Vicinity2 by Radio Tuesday, where for four Tuesdays in June 1999 artworks and ideas were broadcast from roadside and rooftops, e.g. Sometime Instant based Radio Tuesday at bars, clubs and Transmission Gallery... "

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Caroline Woodley
Review reproduced from CIRCA 92, Summer 2000, pp. 58-59.

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