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Open Mic 4.0

We are absolutely ecstatic to announce the highly anticipated fourth edition of Open Mic! This special event is your chance to shine and showcase your talent by performing original songs, creating an electrifying celebration of Kenyan music like never before. Since its inception, Open Mic has been a thrilling journey of discovery and entertainment, and we are committed to making this edition the best one yet. We can't wait to […]

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Opening Up The Platfrom

Online radio is not traditional mainstream media. Online radio is different. Despite being fairly new, there is still a business case and opportunities for online radio stations in Kenya. In 2022, Radio 254 published a research paper on the online radio landscape in Kenya. Since the publication of the research paper two years ago, a lot has changed and developed in Kenya’s online radio industry. For starters, there are now […]

todayMay 6, 2024 66 16 16


Value For The Kenyan Creative Industry

After four years of operation, we have gained a considerable amount of insight into what value we offer as an organization and what value we would like to offer in the future. As Radio 254, we were the first ever radio station in the world to play 100% Kenyan music. This on its own was a moment in history as finally, Kenyan music had a home and a place where […]

todayMarch 13, 2024 48 13


The Future

Half way through 2023, we realized that though we had managed to keep Radio 254 Alive and moved to a new space, we were still not sustainable. Sustainability has been the biggest challenge to Radio 254 because, how do we keep this thing alive and pay people when we don’t make any money from this. We have tried to offer studio services, podcasting recording services and advertising and none seems […]

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The Green Company

In 2023, a new entrant entered the online radio industry in Kenya. Since 2020, we have not only operated as the leading online radio station in Kenya but conducted extensive research to better understand the online radio landscape in Kenya and who its key players are. We first became aware of the green company's entry in late 2022 from social media posts on Instagram by Dan Aceda. The green company […]

todayJanuary 6, 2024 346 7 2


24 Hour Marathon

Radio 254 was the first radio station to ever play 100% Kenyan music. The station is available via several different options. You can listen to Radio 254 by visiting its website Radio 254 is also available via the Android and IOS stores for those looking to download the Radio 254 mobile application. Outside of the website and mobile application, Radio 254 is also available to over 1000 online radio […]

todayJanuary 5, 2024 73 1


The Twitter Saga

One week to the second edition of Open Mic 254, we realized we had to make a very critical decision. We realized we would not be able to recover the money invested into the event and needed to decide whether to have the event or cancel it. For the event to happen 100,000 was needed which meant 1000 ticket sales. So, we took the risk of lowering ticket prices for […]

todayJanuary 4, 2024 69 2 4


The Open Mic 254 Story

In 2023, we began our events calendar with a listening party for AAMANI at our Muthaiga Suites studio before officially launching the new studio location at an event that was attended by supporters of the Keep Radio 254 Alive campaign that helped Radio 254 equip the new radio studio. On April 20th, Radio 254 had a smoke and paint event at Summer House in Karen, Nairobi. It was during this […]

todayJanuary 3, 2024 64 1


GEN-Z Alikula Fare

In August 2022, we had the honor and privilege of interviewing content creator Qui Gakuo on Radio 254. You can check out the interview here: Fast forward to February 2023, we reached out to GEN-Z to create content at our studio. We initially reached out to her via Instagram and then email where we agreed on a date to create content. We did not agree on any payment for […]

todayJanuary 2, 2024 52 1


What Brand Kept Radio 254 Alive

In December 2021, several months after opening its first studio space in April 2021. Radio 254 received a message via Instagram from a lady named Hebron about advertising on the radio station. It was during the December holidays that the message was sent so it was not until January of 2021 that we began conversations with Hebron about having a brand partnership and advertising on Radio 254. After negotiations. The […]

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