Grassroots Radio Conference Underway!

The national Grassroots Radio Conference is taking place this year at the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center. The conference comes on the heels of recent legislation opening up markets for low power radio stations across the United States. On Friday, July 27, a day of panels took place about how people could set up community radio stations. 

There were panels of information sharing with people telling stories of how they had successfully produced community radio in their own home towns.

There was also a poetry workshop held by local poet and host of SPEAK Cafe Aaron Ammons.

The keynote address was given by Joe Torres, co-author with Juan Gonzalez, of News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media.

Get down to the IMC on Saturday for another day of panels. Saturday night the GRC will be hosting poet Hakim Bellamy at 8pm.




Great Conference

Hopefully, with all this great energy...people can begin to access radio and speak their truth, the truth, and begin to have a say in voicing policy and expression.

Sourcefabric developer blogs about GRC

Prague based open source outfit attended.

Josh McLain
Over the past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Grassroots Radio Conference in Urbana, IL. Douglas Arellanes joined me for the four day conference that mainly concerned the future of community radio in the United States. The conference was hosted at the Independent Media Center in Urbana. Many groups meet here to try to improve the local community and have been responsible for many great projects including bringing gigabit internet to Urbana.


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