K100 Broadcasts Live from Eruption Site

Jón Axel, Kristín and Ásgeir Páll are broadcasting live from …

Jón Axel, Kristín and Ásgeir Páll are broadcasting live from the eruption site. mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannesson

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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.

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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.

Getting ready for the broadcast.

Getting ready for the broadcast. Photo/Eggert Jóhannesson

A spectacular background.

A spectacular background. Photo/Eggert Jóhannesson

Chef Völundur Snær Völundarson demonstrates how to cook near a …

Chef Völundur Snær Völundarson demonstrates how to cook near a volcano. Photo/Eggert Jóhannesson

Looking inspired by the fire.

Looking inspired by the fire. Photo/Eggert Jóhannesson

Having fun at work.

Having fun at work. Photo/Eggert Jóhannesson

Time to be creative.

Time to be creative. Photo/Eggert Jóhannesson

The whole crew.

The whole crew. Photo/Eggert Jóhannesson

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