About Refuge

Refuge was started as a fundraising platform working in solidarity with grassroots and non-profit organisations. In January 2021 we launched Refuge Worldwide, a new radio station to amplify the music and issues that we care about, broadcasting weekly from Weserstraße 166, 12045 Berlin Neukölln.

Since 2015, among others, we have worked with a young women’s centre, refugee housing support associations, a music school for marginalised persons, social equity groups, homelessness agencies, and a shelter for women and young persons fleeing domestic violence.

The Team

The station team produce a diverse range of radio shows, training courses, media and live events. Refuge Worldwide combines international and local artists, as well as platforming newcomers and persons from marginalised communities.


George Patrick - Founder

Richard Akingbehin - Head Of Programming (richard@refugeworldwide.com)

Chloe Lula - Editor (chloe@refugeworldwide.com)

Elise LeBrun - Content & Logistics Manager (elise@refugeworldwide.com)

Graeme Bateman - Tech & Design Supervisor

Nicky Böhm - Community Development

Gaby D’Annunzio - Workshop & Community Management

Steindor Jonsson - Staff Writer

Alexa Gansera - Partnerships

Refuge Worldwide

Refuge Worldwide commits to striving for a gender balanced station, representative of minorities. The station is focused on community-building and creating space / visibility for underrepresented artists. 

  • We operate a zero-tolerance policy toward racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism and xenophobia

  • Intend to work for the benefit of the local area

  • Host community focused initiatives

  • Create and allow discourse to flourish

  • Deliver a diverse and high quality music programme

We are really excited to present a broad range of shows ranging from 100% music-focused programmes, to some that incorporate interviews and debate, to programmes completely dedicated to discussion.

The music policy is diverse, from hip-hop to house, new wave to northern soul, reggae to R&B, ambient to IDM. All of our hosts have freedom to do what they like with their shows and programme structure.

Contact us on hello@refugeworldwide.com