K100 Broadcasts Live from Eruption Site
Jón Axel, Kristín and Ásgeir Páll are broadcasting live from the eruption site. mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannesson
The morning program Ísland vaknar (‘Iceland Wakes Up’) on radio station K100 is being broadcast live today from the eruption site in Geldingadalur valley, Fagradalsfjall mountain, Southwest Iceland, mbl.is reports.
The program started at 7 am and is being broadcast live – picture and sound - all over Iceland on FM 100.5, as well as on mbl.is and on Rás 9 on Sjónvarp Símans.
“This week, the decision was made to try to broadcast a whole program live from an active volcano,” states Jón Axel Ólafsson, who hosts the program along with Ásgeir Páll and Kristín Sif. “Despite a thorough Internet search, we haven’t found a single radio program with a volcanic eruption in the background.”
“Numerous people take part in the project with us: technicians, assistants, telecommunication experts, photographers, and more,” he explains. Even chef Völundur Snær participates by sharing his experience. Jón Axel notes that Völundur is known for being innovative when it comes to cooking at an eruption site.
UPDATE at 7:30 pm:
You can watch the historical broadcast from this morning here .
And don’t miss the chance to see the eruption at dawn right here . Little by little, mother Nature lifts the curtain, making the surrounding mountains gradually appear. It is truly a magical sight.