dublab is a non-profit radio station founded in Los Angeles in 1999, being one of the defining voices of online radio as a medium ever since. dublab DE is the German branch of dublab.com and has been broadcasting from Cologne since 2015.
Through our radio broadcasts, myriad public events and cultural projects, dublab has fostered a community in Cologne and around the world that places creativity, enrichment, diversity, inclusivity and equality as valued priorities. Keeping music as the organization’s main focus, the dublab community continues to grow and use its voice to bring positive change.
dublab’s airwaves allow space for diverse styles, eras, genres and music cultures to co-exist, and our DJs are empowered to freely play sounds they are passionate about, making each show distinct. We take pride in featuring a genre bending music policy, and partner with likeminded initiatives, record shops, labels or festivals.
Community radio projects have a special place in our heart, and we have been fortunate to realize a few of those (1/2/3/4) over the last years. Besides our musical programming we occasionally host educational programs related to participation, public space, art or creative processes.
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As a radio station with music-focused programming, a substantial part of the music that we love and share on a daily basis is thanks to the contributions and pioneering spirit of black musicians and DJs. dublab stands in solidarity with black, poc, and indigenous (BIPOC) communities who have been impacted by systemic racism and violence.
It is incumbent upon each of us to constantly learn and do better. We encourage our community members to educate themselves and to get involved in whatever way possible. For those who want to educate themselves on the history of systemic racism, how to be a better ally, and where to redistribute your resources, you can find a list of petitions, donation sites, articles, books, and more at the following link: https://linktr.ee/dublab