Photo taken by Tom Philip Janssen during Stranded FM’s training Connect/Re:connect, Ultradependent Public School, BAK, 2023.

Stranded FM strives to provide a stage for the as-of-yet-unknown Utrecht music scene and connect its broader cultural landscape through making online radio multiple days a week. It pushes local musical talent, amplifies voices, and gives space to sincere cultural initiatives. Stranded FM regularly organizes fringe events, from club nights to live music at various venues throughout town, as well as hosting stages at festivals. Moving beyond music, they have entered into social and educational partnerships with a wide variety of Utrecht’s progressive cultural organizations. Launched in 2015, Stranded FM has been roaming around town: from Kanaleneiland, Europalaan, and the centrally situated Hardebollenstraat to Paardenveld, where the station is now rooted in the iconic stairwell of print studio Kapitaal since 2018.

For Ultradependent Public School BAK collaborated with Jolijt Bosch and Luke Cohlen from Stranded FM.