RadioFest At The Wolfsonian-FIU

Feb 27, 2017

DATE: Saturday, March 11, 2017. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

LOCATION: Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

Celebrate over 100 years of the technology at the core of communication and connection in the modern world.

The Wolfsonian partnered with WLRN Public Media and The New Tropic to bring you a full day of radio-inspired fun and learning including live talks, workshops, performances, and interactives.

Museum admission is free for the day; tickets for the radio plays can be purchased here ($10 for nonmembers, $5 for Wolfsonian and WLRN members; one ticket buys entry to all 4 performances).

VoxPop Live-Recording Booth (location: Bridge Tender House)

Inspired by the broadcasting term vox populi (“voice of the people”), WLRN is taking over the museum’s Bridge Tender House to make a pop-up live-recording booth and record stories straight from the streets of Miami Beach.


10–11am | Cafecito and Conversation: Chat with WLRN's Wilson Sayre and other passerby about your favorite and least favorite things about Miami - all over the deliciousness of good Cuban coffee.

11am–2pm | 1-on-1 Interviews: Sign up for a private, 15-minute recorded interview with Wilson and tell her about a sound or noise that has impacted your life. 

2–5pm | Live Editing: Watch and listen from outside the Bridge Tender House as Wilson cuts, splices and makes radio magic in a live-editing session that will shape storytelling right before your eyes. 

Retro Radio Display, Talks + Tours

View selections of beautiful vintage radios from the private collection of Harvey Mattel, installed throughout The Wolf’s first floor.


1pm | Internet Radio Panel Discussion with Jolt, Klangbox, and Wynwood Radio: Speakers from Jolt, Klangbox and Wynwood Radio will discuss the future of radio in a panel talk moderated by Bruce Pinchcheck of The New Tropic.

3pm | Harvey Explains It All Tour: Join Harvey - major radio collector, enthusiast, and expert - to learn about the history of radio through a selection of gems from his personal collection. 

Mini-Speaker Workshop with Moonlighter Makerspace


Craft a radio-shaped analog amplifier for your smartphone while you learn a little something about sound waves from the Moonlighter team.


Radio Plays

Get acquainted with the long tradition of the radio play, in which acoustics are key and dialogue rules the drama. Before the show, experiment and explore with objects used to make sound effects in real radio plays!


7–8:30pm | 15-minute plays + Q&A

How to Talk to Your Kids About…by Stephanie Ansin

Kill Reptillis Kill by Hannah Benitez

Cursive by William Hector

The Space Between Us by Vanessa Garcia