Greetings community members,
As WRFG looks forward to what the future of Independent and Mission based community broadcasting in Atlanta looks and sounds like, we know all too well that it is the young adults and youth who will shape it. WRFG is at a pivotal moment where intergenerational and institutional knowledge can be shared to prepare a new generation of broadcasters that represent their communities and the issues that most impact them.
A major goal of this initiative is to offer training and participation in community broadcasting to individuals and organizational representatives, improving the access that progressive movements and educators receive in the media.
This year, WRFG celebrates our 50th year of broadcasting. And in our half century of service to the Atlanta area, we have been a resource for international solidarity and local grassroots organizing around many issues of the day. If our understanding of collective liberation has been shaped by decades of movement, so too has the Mission of WRFG, and with it we welcome the opportunity to extend broadcast access to those who need it most.
This Summer Broadcast Class will focus on creating programming for broadcasting on 89.3 FM as well as off-air content to expand programming parameters. We will be accepting those between the ages of 16 to 35. Priority will be given to BIPOC individuals. Classes will take place from June to July, beginning on Saturday, June 17th and occur twice a week until July 8th. Schedule is subject to change pending availability of learner’s schedules.
If you believe in Independent Media and volunteerism and would like to become involved, please sign up! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “2023 Summer Broadcast Class.” While this season’s class has a specific focus, we encourage any interested parties to reach out so we can add you to our list of courses later in the year.