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Apr 28 2008 - 11:05pm

The crowd at WRFL's FreeKY Fest on Saturday was as eclectic as the music the station broadcasts every day - some were children; others had grey hair and wrinkles. Some came dressed in tie-dyed shirts; others wore Polos and khakis. Some were pierced and tattooed; others had hair as colorful as the decorations hung around the concert venue.

"We had all the different shades of Lexington here," said Chuck Clenney, WRFL's general manager. "Everyone from the kids to the Indian community to the people who love crazy loud music came out. That's just what WRFL is about, offering something for everyone and bringing people together."

Apr 28 2008 - 11:04pm

by Michael Deeds

After years of witnessing the promises, hype, fundraising and Webcasting, it is with great pleasure that I broadcast this important news update: BOISE COMMUNITY RADIO IS REAL.

The Federal Communications Commission has granted the non-profit organization a construction permit, which, barring unforeseen circumstances, will result in a broadcast license. Finally!

By spring 2009 or sooner, it is reasonable to expect that Treasure Valley residents will be able to tune to 89.9 FM and hear non-commercial, locally generated, grassroots radio.

Apr 22 2008 - 7:45pm

The Times of Zambia (Ndola)

18 April 2008

A PARLIAMENTARY watchdog committee yesterday heard that there is need to set up more community radio stations in Zambia as they are a good platform for communication in the communities where they operate.

Mazabuka community radio station programmes manager, Bellon Chitombwa told the committee on Information and Broadcasting chaired by Namwala member of Parliament (MP) Robby Chizyuka that there was need for more community radio stations as they provided information to the communities.

Apr 8 2008 - 1:09am
By Kevin McKenzie
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Sunday, April 6, 2008

When the "Hurricane Elvis" windstorm of 2003 left some Germantown residents in the dark for days, a radio station programmed by city government could have kept them informed.

Apr 2 2008 - 7:00pm

The Chicago Independent Radio Project fights to provide Chicago with an independent voice on the airwaves.

By Laura Pearson
Is Greater Than
April 2008
The story of the Chicago Independent Radio Project, although it is still being written, is one of the most inspiring lemons-into-lemonade tales I’ve encountered in a while. I don’t mean to reduce the efforts of this nonprofit organization to a simple feel-good story—a huge amount of work has gone into CHIRP since it launched in August 2007, and a great deal of work remains. But in a time where so many independent outlets—from alt-weeklies to bookstores to record labels to radio stations—face intense challenges, CHIRP has emerged as a community-focused force to be reckoned with.
Apr 2 2008 - 6:57pm
By Ben Madeska
UR Chicago Magazine 

Ever scan through the radio dial here in Chicago only to wind up back where you started without finding a single thing worth listening to? How often do you hear local bands? When's the last time you heard local news analysis? On the other hand, how often have you quickly changed stations when Rihanna comes on for the 12th time during the same car ride?

Mar 28 2008 - 11:51pm
By Alex Strickland
Bigfork Eagle
It's been four years this Saturday since KXZI, the Montana Radio Cafe, went live at 101.9 on the FM dial.

And the "on-air" sign is still lit at Scott Johnston's Creston home.

Mar 20 2008 - 10:58pm
By Dan Lorenz
Seacoast Online
March 09, 2008

For fans of low-power community radio, expect big things in the near future.

A recent training session at WSCA 106.1 FM in Portsmouth drew more than 20 DJ hopefuls, each representing unique talents, experiences and musical interests.

Mar 6 2008 - 12:00am

Low power FM radio supporters, stations, and friends: we are ever so impressed with you! February 25th and 26th marked Low Power FM Leadership Days -- where everyone from Albuquerque met with Christian rural Georgia broadcasters met with tribal low power pioneers met with New England environmental stations met with youth news, activism, and music makers from Detroit, and more! Over fifty tireless activists for community radio in every American city gathered at a Quaker meeting house two blocks from the Capitol for a day of training and friendship and celebration, before they travelled to the FCC and Congress to fight for their voices on the dial! Read below for more, or take action now at

Feb 4 2008 - 10:48pm
Jon Bartholomew and Dennis Ross
Portland Press Herald
August 27, 2007

It's time for the FCC to license more community-based, noncommercial low-power FM stations.

After hurricanes Katrina and Rita ripped through the Gulf Coast, volunteers from a local radio station trudged through floodwaters, scaled a 130-foot tower and risked their safety to keep WQRZ-LP on the air.