About

Devonstream is an outlet for creativity, information, ideas and conversations. It provides a platform for a diverse range of new and established voices.

Devonstream is an online ‘radio’ station for the county of Devon in south-west England, streaming 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It has a rolling, ever-changing playlist of music, speech, field recordings and sonic art.

These are our guiding principles:

  • We will provide a platform and a voice for all of Devon (including Plymouth and Torbay), including the large parts of the county without any other form of community radio service
  • We’re editorially independent, not beholden to the needs of advertisers or donors
  • We value contributors and listeners as individuals rather than consumers
  • We are independent and based in the county, we are not subject to regional or national management
  • We will partner with local community and arts organisations, as well as local professional radio producers, to bring high-quality local content to the channel
  • We will have a very light curatorial touch on the content we broadcast. Any local individual, group or organisation is welcome to bring content to us: if it is non-commercial; has a clear connection to the county; meets our required levels of technical quality; and follows broadcasting regulations, we will share it
  • Content will follow the letter and spirit of Ofcom’s Broadcasting Code

How to listen

You can listen to Devonstream directly through our website at devon.stream/player.

Devonstream can be heard on Amazon Alexa-enabled smart devices using the Devonstream Alexa Skill. Just say ‘Alexa, play Devonstream’.

We’re listed in numerous online directories and apps, including:

Our direct stream URL is: https://devon.stream/live/mp3-high

Devonstream streams in MP3 format at 196kb/s.

Who we are

Devonstream is a project of Ear, Knows & Throat Limited – a small Devon-based not-for-profit audio production company. Ear, Knows & Throat’s directors are Stuart Crewes, Josie Sutcliffe and John Wigzell.

Ear, Knows & Throat Limited is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales, number 10468155. Registered address: Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS.

We hold appropriate licenses for streaming music online from PRS for Music (licence number LE-0023484) and PPL (ref 9265694/1105872).

Advisory panel

Devonstream is supported by a panel of independent advisors — leading voices in the arts, journalism and broadcasting, from Devon and beyond. This panel has been formed to offer different perspectives on Devonstream’s policies and future development. They are:

  • Tamar Millen
    A passionate advocate for all that digital, creativity and culture can bring to humans. Tamar has worked in various roles over the last 20 years with artists and their audiences to explore ways of working across many digital platforms. She is currently a full time student on a Psychology MSc because 2021 isn’t going to be challenging enough on its own.
  • Nick Luscombe
    Originally from Plymouth, Nick is a broadcaster, sound collector and producer based in London and Tokyo. Nick has curated electronic and alternative music compilation albums for various UK and Japanese labels, most recently the acclaimed Tokyo Dreaming album of Japanese late 70s and 80s electronic pop. He is A&R consultant at the Nonclassical label, and also consults for Gearbox Records. He presented BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction from 2010–2019 and currently presents the experimental music programme NEW RATIO on CIC Live in Tokyo. He is the founder of the site specific MSCTY.SPACE project and has so far commissioned over 300 tracks by an array of international artists.
  • Sophie Hatch
    Sophie is the Youth Theatre and Outreach Director at the Plough Arts Centre in Torrington, north Devon. She has over 14 years’ experience in applied drama and community based work with a particular interest in youth-focussed work. Sophie is driven is to encourage, support and guide people to find their confidence and belonging through the arts. She has a Masters Degree in Applied Drama: Theatre in Social, Educational & Community Contexts from Goldsmiths, University of London.

Support us

Devonstream is a not-for-profit project that has has been made possible by the generous support of:

To keep going into 2022, we need to cover our streaming and music license fees. We’d love to expand onto broadcast radio too, particularly with new DAB (digital radio) capacity becoming available around the county in the next couple of years – but this will require considerable extra investment.

If you value what we do, consider making a donation through our special PayPal link: https://paypal.me/earknowsthroat.

If you represent a business or grant-giving organisation and you’d like to discuss ways of partnering with Devonstream, email (please don’t use this email address for sharing content, use our upload site instead).