Station Identification is an interactive exploration of the Twin Cities’ radio landscape, which will be broadcasting (and receiving) live from the observation deck of The Foshay Tower in downtown Minneapolis at Northern Spark.
WNYC, KNOW, KCRW, KUT, KEXP, WHYY, WWOZ, WBEZ, WOLX, WORT. These are letters that may mean nothing or everything to you depending on where you’ve lived and what you've listened to. They’re radio call signs, and they can be as much a part of a city's landscape as mountains, rivers, skyscrapers, and freeways.
Station Identification explores this landscape by transforming the Foshay Tower’s observation deck into a radio compass. Each radio's placement corresponds to the direction that station is broadcasting from, allowing guests to have a better sense of the connection between what's playing and where it is playing from. Walking through the space — an open air deck encircling the tower’s peak — is like scanning the radio dial with your feet.
Additionally, Station Identification allows visitors to respond to their experience via a temporary Internet radio station located in the Foshay Tower. We will be broadcasting live throughout the evening, and the broadcast can be heard by visiting this website. Anyone with access to an Internet connection — whether it be via computer or mobile device — will be able to listen to radio programming inspired by the location and experience.