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Mon Jul 23, 2012, 09:42 PM

grass roots radio

this is a little short notice, but thought I would post it anyway


Grassroots Radio Conference 2012:
The Future of Community Radio

July 26-29, 2012
Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, Illinois

Keynote speaker Joe Torres, co-author of News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media,
Acclaimed poet Hakim Bellamy
& more!

Does your community need more independent media?

Thanks to national legislation, we are facing the biggest expansion of community radio in US history, with stations soon to be available in most major cities where they can reach up to half a million listeners. Learn how to form a local coalition to start a radio station in your community and stream online. Integrate multimedia, community engagement, arts, and journalism into your station. Learn about public broadband and community wireless. Produce media, get fundraising support, and learn how to do outreach.

Whether you're an experienced broadcaster, or if you've never made media before, come learn how you can help expand community radio and amplify voices in your town or city! Look at the sessions and presenters.


$75-125 for the weekend. Childcare (ages 1-9 [limited -- register soon!]), rideshare forum, and Spanish translation are available. As are worktrades and scholarships.
Hosted by Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, a vibrant community center and home to WRFU Radio Free Urbana 104.5 LP-FM.

Co-sponsored by Free Press, Brown Paper Tickets, Prometheus Radio Project, the New America Foundation's Open Technology Insitute, WRFU 104.5 - Radio Free Urbana, WEFT 90.1 FM, Illinois Public Media, the City of Urbana, Red Herring Vegetarian Restaurant, Nautel, Urbana Public Television, Volo Broadband, Media Action Grassroots Network, Makerspace Urbana, and Chambana.net.

Contact: Austin McCann 2012grc@gmail.com or 217-344-8820.

Austin McCann
2012 Grassroots Radio Conference
Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center

Register to attend!

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