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”The wurfsendung programmes are an unaddressed radio programme of variable content with a maximum length of 45 seconds, which is broadcast to every household by Deutschlandfunk Kultur.”

Directions for use

01. You can listen to a wurfsendung programme while your tea is brewing, your computer is booting up, or you are tying your shoelaces.

02. Physical discomfort or a troubled mind are no impediment.

03. You can listen while seated, walking up and down, or standing; if using appropriate technology also regardless of broadcast time and reception.

04. Should you not have understood a wurfsendung programme or you feel the need to find out everything there is to know about it, you can do that here .

05. If you are enthusiastic you can start a fan club .

Wurfsendung programmes have meanwhile achieved cult status. The concept of this short radiophonic form has been presented at numerous festivals and on stages and has now also been adopted by other broadcasters, such as the BBC or Radio Danmark.

More than 2000 programmes have been produced in more than 190 series since this mini-radio play format was started in September 2004. Many new characters and stories have been added: Dream readers in everyday life, 20 heroes for love, Kobayashi in space and many more. Whether a thriller, original sound collage, short feature, limerick, hip hop or haiku – experiments with form and content have no bounds.

The wurfsendung packages made up of one, two or three wurfsendung programmes are broadcast once hourly between 9 and 12 hours and between 14 and 17 hours, and between 9 and 12 hours at weekends. Thrown at random into the schedule, they land in the Radiofeuilleton (radio culture programme) – exactly when is not defined. A software programme, the wurfsendung generator, which was specially developed for this new radio format, pieces together the individual wurfsendung packages at random.

Wurfsendung programmes can also be downloaded and saved to your MP3 player. You can subscribe by entering the following address in your podcast subscription management software (podcatcher): podcast .

The radio drama department is responsible for the whole project editorially and as a production with a website. Nathalie Singer was the developer and project leader until July 2007. The project leader now is Julia Tieke.