Radio Santa Ana On the Air

Radio Santa Ana, a program of Centro Cultural de Mexico in Santa Ana California, launched in June. Centro is a hub of community organizing for tenants rights and other issues for the Mexican-American community.  They also operate a school of Mexican folk music. Their programming includes mostly Spanish language shows, but also other indigenous languages of Mexico. They are especially well known for Son Jarocho music, a folk music from Veracruz that has had a major revival and a lot of young new players connected to social movements.

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International Media Action begins construction on Zumix Radio Station in East Boston

Zumix is a music school for kids, founded in 1993 with a summer neighborhood concert series as a community response to youth violence. They started offering music lessons after school, and since then they have moved into a beautiful old firehouse building, with a great stage, recording studios, a small business that creates youth employment by training and connecting youth to work as live sound engineers for events.  And of course, they have an internet station which will soon be on FM. They include shows from “Wicked Fresh Locals” to  “The Mosh Pit”  to “Budder Gods Gaming” to “National …

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Next stop, Troy New York!

On May 3rd, I did a workshop with the people who are starting a new station in Troy, New York. The Sanctuary for Independent Media is a renovated church that has lectures, bands, art shows, audio and video production and all sorts of activities for the community.  A radio station will be a fantastic addition to the space. Spearheaded by longtime community media activists Steve Pierce and Branda Miller, the station aims to innovate and focus a lot of resources on a drivetime magazine show for the Capitol region.  I’ll be helping to put up an antenna in Troy …

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Dine College soon to launch new Radio Station, 92.1FM KXWR

by Tamar Maya Sharabi About 220 miles northwest from Albuquerque New Mexico, lies an area known as Tsaile, Arizona. It is more well known as Navajo Nation, which stretches across Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. It is the largest land area “retained by a U.S. tribe.” On June 19th 2015 they will launch a new community radio station, housed at Dine College, the first tribal college in the U.S. established in 1968. You can read more about its history here. “Rooted in Diné language and culture, our mission is to advance quality post-secondary student learning and development to ensure …

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