We are building a better, more democratic media one new radio station at a time.
In 2013, we helped more than one thousand community groups and nonprofits nationwide apply for a one-time chance to build a brand new community radio station. These new stations, called Low Power FM stations, are coming to rural towns and big cities thanks to the Local Community Radio Act. Now, with your help, we are making sure that these new voices get on the air.
Who is building new stations?
Over then next several years, hundreds of these new non-commercial radio stations will go on the air in the US. These new non-commercial stations feature diverse voices and views: broadcasting independent local news, local music and arts, and compelling programming that is absent from the profit-driven airplay of corporate media.
Radio is easy to produce and basically free to use. While most of the conversation about technology today revolves around the Internet, far more people in the US listen to AM and FM radio every week than have access to broadband Internet. And unlike the World Wide Web, radio stations are places where people meet face-to-face, where local communities come together to make media about local issues that matter to them.
What role will you play in getting them on the air?
Prometheus is on the ground in communities across the country, working with grassroots groups who want to use the media to create a more democratic society. Your financial support helps us build a better media.
Prometheus is building the future of community radio. Join us.