The Radio Art Hour: Rami George and J. Midden (Audio)

Nov 12, 2022
Produced by Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellows and Artistic Director Tom Roe.

"Virtues for Broadcast" by Rami George and J. Midden is featured today. Created while in residence at Wave Farm in Fall 2022, "Virtues for Broadcast" is a new radio work in the expanded Virtues project by Rami George and J. Midden. Inspired by a series of sonic interpretations of esoteric line drawings produced by the Samaritan Foundation—a new age spiritual cult Rami’s family was involved with in the early 1990s—Virtues for Broadcast combines pre-existing Virtues material with new broadcast explorations, remixed material, and narrations exploring the Samaritan Foundation.

Welcome to "The Radio Art Hour," a show where art is not just on the radio, but is the radio. "The Radio Art Hour" draws from the Wave Farm Broadcast Radio Art Archive, an online resource that aims to identify, coalesce, and celebrate historical and contemporary international radio artworks made by artists around the world, created specifically for terrestrial AM/FM broadcast, whether it be via commercial, public, community, or independent transmission. Come on a journey with us as radio artists explore broadcast radio space through poetic resuscitations and playful celebrations/subversions of the complex relationship between senders and receivers in this hour of radio about radio as an art form. "The Radio Art Hour" features introductions from Philip Grant and Tom Roe, and from Wave Farm Radio Art Fellows Karen Werner, Jess Speer, and Andy Stuhl. The Conet Project's recordings of numbers radio stations serve as interstitial sounds. Go to for more information about "The Radio Art Hour" and Wave Farm's Radio Art Archive.