Radio from the perpetual sunrise

Global Breakfast Radio
United Kingdom (London)

Global Breakfast Radio aggregates local radio stations from across the world, constantly streaming broadcasts from wherever the sun is rising right now: the equivalent of a plane flying west with the dawn, constantly tracking the chatter and music of people across the planet. It’s about the leap of imagination you make when you tune into a broadcast from a station hundreds or thousands of miles away – and for a time you hum the same song as a butcher in Memphis, a taxi driver in Jerusalem or a lawyer in Jakarta.

Cutting through the abstractions and stereotypes of the news cycle, it reminds us of the everydayness of other places and celebrates cultural differences – receiving an impassioned response since its launch in May 2014. GBR is set up, in its 15-minute installments only punctuated by water sound effects when ‘streaming’, to broadcast forever, and there are plans to extend it into dedicated physical objects – such as beautiful single-purpose ‘radio sets’ that broadcast nothing but Global Breakfast Radio.

Global Breakfast Radio

Written by

Seb Emina, co-creator Global Breakfast Radio (13 December 2015)


Seb Emina is a British writer and editor based in Paris. His first book, The Breakfast Bible, was published by Bloomsbury in 2013, and since 2014 he's been editor-in-chief of award-winning quarterly literary magazine, The Happy Reader.

Project leader

Seb Emina, co-creator and Daniel Jones, co-creator

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