BMIR is Now Broadcasting from Black Rock City!

BMIR sticker by JKanizzle
BMIR sticker by JKanizzle

Missing your playa? Want to feel a little more connected? Tune in to Burning Man Information Radio (BMIR), now broadcasting live from Black Rock City. Here’s how:

  1. BMIR website.
    There’s a flash player that will launch automatically, but you can pause that and click the Listen Now link that will launch in the audio player of your choice. There is also a BMIR iPhone app and a BMIR Android player, just search the Apple App Store or Google Play (apps are free and collect no user data). These are all 128 kbps streams so if you are using one of our mobile apps and are not on Wi-Fi it will eat data.
  2. iHeart Radio app – available for all mobile platforms.
    You need to download the iHeart app for a NO commercials broadcast, with no account creation required. Just search for BMIR or Burning Man. This is 48 kbps so it’s less of a strain on your data plan. (Only available in the US.)
  3. iHeart Radio website (Flash).
    Also 48 kbps, and only available in the US. Once again there are NO commercials and no need to create an account. Just search for BMIR or Burning Man.
  4. Over the air at 94.5 FM when you get to the playa. Bring a radio for your camp!

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22 Comments on “BMIR is Now Broadcasting from Black Rock City!

  • Capn Andy says:

    Whatup with the new video streaming? Is a link forthcoming for that? Looks like y’all aren’t using ustream anymore.

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    • Prism says:

      I was told that Camp Envy was considered an Official Burning Man … something … and so then they were not granted a go ahead to get an officially endorsed live stream. I of course clearly have no idea what I’m really saying, being stuck here on Default with my connection to Home at, well, Home. But yeah. Either limited or no feed this year. I’m pretty sure the chats will be up, but the feed itself is a no go.

      If it appears, then yay.

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    • Will Chase says:

      The livestream is happening, and will probably be live tonight. We’ll announce it on social media.

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  • lynette alexandria defalco says:

    Well its 10pm the 28th, and I just realized I have been on the computer for about 5 hours! I am new to burning man and have been absorbing all the Burning Man media I can get. I really liked the blog, very informative and interesting. But nowhere in all my travels tonight have I found out how BIG the actual Burning man statue is. Could you enlighten me and mine in this regard. Also we have a friend hired by a Reno co. to drive a water truck. Where do they house these crews?
    Looking forward to your broadcast!!

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    • Prism says:

      I can’t remember where I saw or heard about it, but I remember some sort of rumor that The Man this year was slated to be the same height as last year, only for the first time in (large number) years it has no base. Like its stick man feet are going to be on the surface and people can go up to it. I didn’t know how that would be possible since there’s a lot of crazies and party poopers out there, but if that’s true, it’ll be an amazing sight…

      I stopped reading the Jackrabbit when I found out I wasn’t going to be able to go this year since it made me sad. I’m a bitter sad old lady like that.

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  • PleasureSean says:

    Hi! Thanks for what you are doing, have done, and will likely continue to do. :) I remember a few years ago there was talk of setting aside a certain part of the hour, like right at the top of the hour, during arrival and exodus for traffic updates on BMIR. Is that happening? A little bit of information during those long waits can really make a difference in people’s moods and knowing exactly when to listen in sharp would really really help. Whaddya say?

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  • Nantz Pantz says:

    Talk to us poor beings who have been stuck in entry traffic… Now 5+ hours… Need some info on when we get moving …. Please

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  • byrd says:

    Ive never been to Burning Man but thoroughly enjoying Susan Paulus’s meerkat streams! Yal tune into to those & enjoy.

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  • Gurrrfuss says:

    Digging the show, can’t go this year, bad energy. Please KEEP IT UP!

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  • Gurrrfuss says:

    Awesome feed! Keep it up! I can’t go this year. Too many hassles here in L.A..

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  • CowPunk says:

    Where’s the chat?

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  • CowPunk says:

    Ps Yeh, live feed is awesome – thanks!

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  • Marin Kos says:

    Im listening back east. Please shout out to Marin Kos!

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  • Sharkie says:

    I’ve found the live feed (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi8_CLY3fAo) and BMIR (http://www.bmir.org/) but am wondering if there’s a live chat feed that people can share their BM experiences or comments about this year. Anyone know?

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  • Sam says:

    Great visuals, but where is the sound? Thanks

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  • Chi'Chi says:

    I think the better half of my heart, Erox is out there. Please tell her I’m lost without her and I know I don’t deserve her.

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  • C.E. says:

    Awesome job broadcasting this burn! I heard so much amazing music that my head was spinning. Or was that something else… ;)

    I’m curious; is there anywhere I could check for playlists of the broadcasts? I heard some genuinely novel songs which none of my friends who listened in their RV could identify either. We’re seriously lusting after some of them… is there any hope for us?

    And I continue to listen – you’re awesome!! :)

    Thanks!

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