We love radio

This is a recording of the final masterclass at the BBC Academy’s Radio Fast Train event held on 7 February 2012. Broadcaster Fi Glover hosts a celebration of all things audio, from the people who make it to why we love it.

Fi explains her passion for a medium which she describes as being like the best friend you never had. She reflects on the raw power of audio and talks to the broadcasters behind some of the bravest, brightest sounds you’ll hear.

"Everyone wants to come and spend a month at Bush Radio, it costs them five hundred bucks. It helps." – Zane Ibrahim

We hear from Zane Ibrahim of Africa’s oldest community radio station, Bush Radio, which began broadcasting illegally under South Africa’s apartheid regime.

And Fi is joined by Kate Hutchinson of London Fields Radio, to discover how a micro radio revolution is underway in a booth in a café in east London.