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A screenshot of DMCRadio (version 1.1.4)


DMCRadio is a ncurses-based console program for radio tuner cards supported by the Video4Linux system. It's like the 'radio' program by Gerd Knorr and Juli Merino (afaik distributed with the xawtv source), but much better (I hope...). It also features a recording function.
Should also work on FreeBSD (thanks to Vladimir Kushnir)
NEW: debian package available
WARNING: incompatibilities with the GCC4, please compile with the GCC3 as a provisional workaround


To run DMCRadio, you'll need a kernel with Video4Linux support. Beside, you'll need the ncurses-package. And DMCRadio is only usefull with a radio-card (or a tv-card with radio-tuner).


You can download DMCRadio here.


  1. Untar the source archive
  2. ./configure
  3. make
  4. make install
  5. Make sure, everybody can access your radiodevice (usually /dev/radio)
  6. If you want, put the fonts (*.raf) in /usr/local/share/DMCRadio


DMCRadio is written and maintained by Sven Hesse.
For questions, requests and everything else concerning this project, please mail to


I'll soon begin my first semester in Computer Science and with per-semester charges coming 2006 in Germany, I could really need a few extra bucks... So if you feel the need to help a poor student, feel free to do so ;)... Drop me a line ( and I'll give you my address. But:

You can also donate via paypal: Support This Project


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