Grassroots Radio Conference Ignites the LPFM Movement

November 01, 2023 - 01:11 PM

Community radio got a surge of energy at this year’s Grassroots Radio Conference (GRC) in Charleston, WV
Host station WTSQ(LP) 88.1 FM “The Status Quo”
welcomed over 100 attendees from college and community stations nationwide to their city Oct. 19–22. 

Scholarship opportunities provided by keynote speaker Amy Goodman of “Democracy Now” opened the conference to a range of participants. Full-power stations in attendance this year included the likes of WWOZ New Orleans, KBOO Portland and WBAI New York. LPFM stations were well-represented by stations such as WAYO(LP) Rochester, WSLR(LP) Sarasota and KLEK(LP) Jonesboro.

The energy around this event was heightened by the fact that it was the first in-person conference since Rochester in 2019. The GRC was hosted virtually in 2020 and the attendees have been meeting monthly online ever since. However, as Engineer Michael Brown put it, “doing community via Zoom only goes so far.” After three years apart, it felt better than ever to shake hands, share adventures and celebrate all the amazing things community radio has accomplished in these very challenging times...

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See also

WTSQ 2024 Fund Drive

WTSQ 2024 Fund Drive

WTSQ 88.1 FM Open House Event Dec 2nd

WTSQ 88.1 FM Open House Event Dec 2nd