1. What is Frequency 2156?
Frequency 2156 is a community based Internet radio from the post-apocalyptic future. Everyone alive and surviving can (and should!) publish radio messages. You can listen to the radio, which plays all the messages or you can browse a Message World Map for single messages from various locations. You can also send a request for a radio message to your fellow survivors all around the world. And of course, you can send your own radio message as well.
2. So what has happened?
We (small group of engineers and scientists) from the year 2156 have managed to build a time lapse feedback device which we can use to send a simple audio signal and this HTML-markup site back to the past. In the year 2156 world has been almost complete annihilated by twenty years long nuclear/fusion war. Almost all the animals have died, almost every human being is dead. We who broadcast this radio from the future also broadcast the same radio in our time to collect data about the survivors. If you are a fellow survivor please broadcast a message to the Frequency 2156 and so also back to the past.
3. How can I send a message?
You can record your message online or you can upload an audio file.
For your radio message you'll need at least a microphone (and a recording device which will convert your audio file to supported format if you don't record online). the supported broadcast formats are (at least) ogg, mp3, aac, aiff, werb, tlap and wav. If you have problems on broadcasting your audio try to connect us via email.
4. I don't understand, what should I say in the message?
Any information or entertainment you provide will be considered useful.
The easiest way might be to just tell about your location, are there any survivors, has everything been destroyed, do you have radiation diseases or are you a cyberorc waiting for to conquer the world. And if you feel you can also sing, play songs, read poems, read stories, perform an act, scream etc. Anything to get that radiated dust off your chest. Read the tutorial Message Instructions below to get started.
5. How about the requests?
With a radio message request you can request a radio message from your fellow survivors. By filling the request form you can send a request(s) to (max. 3 of) your friend(s).
So what to message about? After all it's all up to you but here's some themes that might give you inspiration. As a survivor of the post-apocalyptic world we are sure you have plenty of interesting stories and valuable informaton.
Tell about the place where you live
What has happened in your town? Is is totally destroyed or did the nuclear disaster ever even got there? How are others doing there? What do you do to survive, what kind of technology you have etc..
Have you seen anything strange?
After twenty years of nuclear/fusion bombing who knows what has happened. Maybe something odd and strange? Keep your eyes open and report immediately if you see something abnormal.
Speculate about the war?
Who started it and why? Why so many countries dedicated to take a part on it? Is there still war going on somewhere and why? Was it even started by humans?
Tell about your misery
Like Old Billy, many others have also lost their loved ones in the great war. Tell us how you feel, how do you cope with the pain and the misery. Maybe you'd like to sing a song about it just like Old Billy did?
Tell some good jokes
Ok we know it's not actually funny thing that world is destroyed but after all we are humans and we makes our surviving a lot more easer if we deal it with a sense of humor. Times are dark and to cope with the times humor must be almost black.
Sing, play guitar, read a poem or a story.
Frequency 2156 radio was started in mostly informational reasons but there's nothing wrong in art and entertainment. All artists are welcome to post their creations to the radio.
Science & Technology in 2156
Even though it seems that we didn't come up with anything more annihilating than a nuclear bomb, world in the year 2156 must have some earth moving scientific insights and technology. Who was the new Einstein and what did he/she discover? What new we know about the space and time, the nature of the universe? Tell everything about it.
If you have been requested for a radio message then you should answer at least to those questions what the requester has asked. Also you don't need to send a request message to the radio, you can request a radio answer from the request page.
What ever comes to your mind. Politics, religions, animals, nature, drugs, money, aliens, robots, Social Networking, unexplained things, new wars, tribal fights. All information is considered valuable.
Peace and strength to all you fellow survivors out there!