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Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center

Who We Are

Miriam Larson became executive director of the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center in January of 2020. Previoulsy, she worked as an elementary school librarian in the Champaign Schools. She has worked as a labor union organizer,  a community technology specialist, a children's book reviewer, and a human statue. She also plays flute with several local and traveling bands including the Mean Lids.


People powered

Our IMC is a people-powered organization. With over 1000 volunteers across all programs, our volunteer hours contribute the work of approximately 24 full time staff members.

Here are some photos from our "Barn Raising" of the radio tower. Yay WRFU (radio free Urbana). 

painting the entrance

putting together the radio tower working together
radio tower piecing together petridish doing his radio tower cabling! Creating the radio station room out of nothing at all.
Soldering together, building community Barn Raising the radio tower -- artists are vital for getting the idea to the people Committee meeting in the family room.

Small stuff makes the big stuff work

How it all works together. Somehow, there is always a floor that needs cleaning.
Chris Evans gives the thumbs up.


Look what it looked like before it was a radio station! Makerspace making it.