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WRFG 89.3 Broadcasts 24 Hours a day at 100,000 Watts. WRFG provides a voice for those who have been traditionally denied access to the broadcast media and the involvement of a broad base of community ... Read More


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Purchase Tickets To 31st Annual Labor Day Blue Barbecue


Purchase Tickets To 31st Annual Labor Day Blue Barbecue

Cost: $15 Presale, $20 Door

Time: 1 PM - 8 PM

Address: 500 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/500+10th+St+NE+Atlanta+GA+30309

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/31st-annual-wrfg-labor-day-blues-bbq-tickets-2673002121

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On Saturday, July 16, we will celebrate two remarkable accomplishments -

First, a progressive, listener-supported and sponsored, volunteer-driven radio station, WRFG 89.3FM has been on air for 43 years, now broadcasting at 100,000 watts, 24 hours a day, seven days a week as well as extending our reach through the internet and social media worldwide.

AND station founder, Harlon Joye will have produced his 2000th edition of Fox's Minstrel Show, the longest running radio program in Atlanta.

Two amazing feats that deserve a BIG Party.

The Communication Workers of America Local 3204 Hall, 279 Logan St. SE, 30312 has been secured for the celebration, 7pm-midnight, SATURDAY, JULY 16 The location is at Hill St and I-20. (Air-conditioned, large parking lot)

This will be a PARTY with a dance band, dj, beverages, light refreshments plus some surprises. Admission will be $10.

There is a planning committee that meets on THURSDAYS at 6pm in Rm.105 that needs your help.

We are putting together an Honorary Host Committee whose members will contribute $100 to help reach our goal of raising $10,000 for the station. This committee is open to all friends, associates, listeners and admirers of WRFG and Harlon Joye. Join it yourself or help recruit others.

Help is needed to make phone calls to a list of identified past donors.

Contributions of beer, wine and light refreshments (party food of all sorts, vegan, vegetarian) are needed.

Can you help create visuals of WRFG history and Harlon's long and varied role in civil rights, labor and progressive media fields?

Plus do you have more ideas and energy to make this a super fun-filled and celebratory occasion?

To join the team working on the Honorary Host Committee, please contact Cecily McMillan at 404.468.1034 or cecilymcmillan@gmail.com or Heather Gray at 404.234.4630 or heathergray@wrfg.org.

For all other areas, contact Denese Jester at 678.488.0569 or dejester@bellsouth.net or Dianne Mathiowetz at 404.622.7517 or dmm46@aol.com

Also Joan Baptist at 404.523.3471 or office@wrfg.org for general information.

A Facebook event page will be up soon - please share it broadly and often.

The WRFG family of airshifters, volunteers, staff, Board and listeners have a lot to celebrate!! Save the date! Bring your family and friends

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Purchase Tickets To Americana In The Park


Purchase Tickets To Americana In The Park

Cost: $10 Presale, $15 Door

Time: 10 AM - 6 PM

Address: 500 10th St NE Atlanta, GA 30309

Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/500+10th+St+NE+Atlanta+GA+30309

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wrfg-presents-americana-in-the-park-tickets-20148009238

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2nd Annual Carnival of Cultures


2nd Annual Carnival of Cultures

Experience WRFG's rich diversity of programming in live performances, savory food and beverages, spirited dancing plus live auction with George Franco, Ch 5 reporter & professional auctioneer.

Date: Sunday, December 13th, 2015
Time: 2pm to 5pm

Purchase Tickets NOW: http://www.wrfg.org/donate.asp?d=carnival

Tickets only $20 - includes food, beverages &
$5 discount on a winning bid item! Children under 12 free.

Location: The Historic Solarium @ 321 W. Hill St, Decatur, GA
For more Info Please Contact : 404-523-3471

**All proceeds will benefit WRFG 89.3 FM.**

Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/321+W+Hill+St+Decatur+GA+3003

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30th Annual Labor Day Blues Barbecue


30th Annual Labor Day Blues Barbecue

Purchase Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/30th-annual-wrfg-labor-day-blues-barbecue-tickets-18007995399

It's time to polish up your dancing shoes to celebrate WRFG's 30th Annual Labor Day Blues Barbecue! Join us for an afternoon of earth-shaking blues music on the patio at the Park Tavern, overlooking beautiful Piedmont Park. As always, it's on Labor Day - Monday, September 7th.

This year's line-up includes:

  • The legendary Albert White as our honoree - backed by Chickenshack!
  • James Armstrong from the Windy City of Chicago!
  • The soul-stirring Lola!
  • Atlanta's representatives in the 2015 International Blues Challenge: Blind Cadillac and JP Blues!

    Doors open at 12:30 and the music fires up at 1:00 PM. The Park Tavern is at the corner of Tenth Street and Monroe Drive.

    Tickets are $20 at the door and $15 for advance tickets. Kids under 12 are free. Barbecue by Fat Matt's Rib Shack will be available for purchase.

    All proceeds benefit Atlanta's only community radio station, WRFG Atlanta 89.3 FM.

    See you on Labor Day!

    Funding for this event is brought to you in part by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council, and by the Atlanta Blues Society and Northside Tavern.

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    Donate To WRFG's GoFundMe Campaign TODAY!!


    Donate To WRFG's GoFundMe Campaign TODAY!!


    $100,000 for 100,000 Watts of Community Power!

    WRFG 89.3 FM is not your ordinary radio station. We are independent, non-commercial, working-class radio for the 99%. Based in Atlanta, Georgia (but streaming worldwide at www.wrfg.org and available on the WRFG and TuneIn apps for smartphones), our mission is to provide a platform for people and ideas that lack free and open access to the broadcast media, including those who suffer oppression and exploitation based on class, sex, race, age, creed, sexual orientation or immigrant status.

    WRFG has always relied for funding on our dedicated listeners, either through our on-air pledge drives or the various events we host each year. But, like so many of the workers and families who depend on us for news and information relevant to their lives, we, too, have been hit hard by today's economy. We need your help.

    For 42 years, WRFG 89.3 FM has been untouched by the hand of commercial greed, leaving us free to broadcast progressive news, information and handpicked quality music. Unlike most non-commercial radio stations, we are not owned by a college, church, or library. Instead, we are a non-profit governed by a diverse volunteer board of directors who reflect the communities we serve. There are only two paid staffers, and all of our programs are produced and hosted by volunteers.

    For more than 30 years, WRFG was fortunate to have free space on a broadcast tower for our antenna. That changed in 2009 when we were required to move by the Federal Communications Commission and had to begin paying for a tower location. Our annual expenses immediately increased by $70,000, and the rent has been going up every year since.

    That's why we're coming to you. It's been a struggle to keep up with this additional expense, and, as a result, we've accumulated some debt. We want to raise $100,000 to retire our debt and get ahead on the rent. This will help to stabilize the station's operations so that we can focus on what's really important: enhancing our on-air programming to better serve the needs of the community.

    Today's political environment favors large, conglomerate media owners over small, independent radio stations. WRFG 89.3 FM is one of the last unbought/unbossed stations in the country. For that reason, our survival and growth are more important now than ever - and not just for Atlanta. Free, independent radio is the lifeline for everyday people everywhere. Please, help keep independent media alive. Donate to WRFG 89.3 FM today!


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    Latin Party Fundraiser


    Latin Party Fundraiser


    Saturday, May 30

    Studio No. 7
    393 Marietta St NW
    Atlanta, GA 30313

    Hosted by DJ Alberto La Voz and Joe Jimenez

    ** Free Salsa Lessons 9pm - 10pm **

    $10 Donation

    Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/393+Marietta+St+NW+Atlanta+GA+30313


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    WRFG Presents A Summer Fundraiser


    WRFG Presents A Summer Fundraiser

    A Summer Fundraiser featuring DJ Migrane, Tony Randall, and Paul Abrahams.

    A night full of fun, excitement, music, and dancing.

    Saturday, June 13, 2015

    Vibes Nite Club
    4469 Glenwood Rd
    Decatur, GA 30332

    Doors Open at 6pm

    $10 admission after 10PM

    Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/search/4469+Glenwood+Rd+Decatur+GA+3033

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    WRFG Airs the 17th Annual Homelessness Marathon


    WRFG Airs the 17th Annual Homelessness Marathon


    The 17th Annual Homelessness Marathon (AHM) will originate from Sarasota Florida, starting at 7 pm., ET, on Tuesday, February 17th and ending 14 hours later at 9 a.m., ET, on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 18th. The Homelessness Marathon is the only national broadcast to focus on homelessness.  For 14 hours, this almost entirely live broadcast will discuss a raft of topics pertaining to homelessness, including the ways in which poverty is now being criminalized around the United States and alternatives to current homeless policy. A not-yet-final copy of the broadcast schedule is attached below.

    Above all, the Homelessness Marathon will speak directly with homeless people in Sarasota, around the state of Florida and around the country. The broadcast will be distributed free to affiliates via the Public Radio Satellite System, the Pacifica satellite band and over the internet via the Pacifica Audioport.  It will be carried, all or in part, by approximately 90 non-commercial radio stations around the country.  The entire 14-hours will also be carried on Free Speech Television's web portal, and four hours will be carried on its DirecTV and Dish Network satellite channels.

    Community Radio WRFG Atlanta will air the AHM in its entirety beginning on Tuesday, 7pm February 17th through Wednesday February 18th 9am. Tune in live 89.3 FM and http://www.wrfg.org.

    The Homelessness Marathon is primarily composed of short, pre-recorded reports and longer live discussions.

    HOUR 1
    7-8 p.m.

    Welcome and a talk with a Sarasota homeless family.  Guests to also include Ellen McLaughlin with Sarasota's Schoolhouse Link program for homeless students and Philip Gorelick of Jewish Family and Children's Services.

    HOUR 2
    8-9 p.m.

    TBA - Sarasota report
    A delegation of homeless people from St. Petersburg, accompanied by homeless advocate Rev. Bruce Wright

    HOUR 3
    9-10 p.m.

    A Look at L.A.'s Skid Row
    A Delegation of homeless advocates and homeless people from Miami. Guest host:  Chip Edgar, public affairs producer with WMPG, Portland, ME.

    HOUR 4
    10-11 p.m.

    Taking Shelter in a Hospital
    "Please Listen To Us:"  Homeless Sarasotans talk to local government.  Participants to include, Wayne Applebee, Sarasota County's Director of Homeless Services; Sarasota County Commissioner Caroline Mason; Sarasota City Commissioner Stan Zimmerman; Bill Spitler, director of research and planning, Sarasota County Sheriff's Department.  Guest host:  John Davis, host of "Morning Edition" on WGCU in Ft. Myers, FL.

    HOUR 5
    11-12 p.m.

    Sleeping on the Bus - Legally
    "Why Can't We Just Get Along? - Business owners and homelessness."  Participants to include, Bill Cornelius; co-owner Blue Rooster restaurant, entrepreneur Harvey Vengroff, Chef Darwin Santa Maria of Darwin's on 4th, and Ron Soto, President Downtown Merchants Association.

    HOUR 6
    Mid.-1 a.m.

    TBA - Sarasota report
    "Reporting on Homelessness:  Does the Media Get It Right?"  Guests to include Tony D'Souza, reporter for Sarasota Magazine and Jon Susce, publisher of the Sarasota Phoenix.  Guest host: Joe Hendricks, host of "Local Matters" on WSLR, Sarasota.

    HOUR 7
    1-2 a.m.

    Hidden Hunger
    TBA  Guest Host:  Tony D'Souza

    HOUR 8
    2-3 a.m.

    Tiny Houses for Homeless People
    "Do Homeless People Have a Right To Create Their Own Shelters?"  Guests:  Vallerie Guillory of Trinity Without Borders, Ibrahim Mubarek of Right To Dream 2; and Cheri Honkala, director of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Coalition

    HOUR 9
    3-4 a.m.

    Showering on the Bus???
    TBA - Guest Host Steve McAllister, host of "Renaissance SRQ" on WSLR

    HOUR 10
    4-5 a.m.

    Subsidized Housing in L.A.
    "What We Learned" - Students from Sarasota's New College report on their exploration of homelessness. Guest host: Shane Donglasan of SRQ Magazine.

    HOUR 11
    5-6 a.m.

    TBA - Sarasota report
    International Hour - Guests to include Dr. Indu Prakash Singh and Mr. Bipin Rai of ActionAid in New Delhi, India.

    HOUR 12
    6-7 a.m.

    Working But Sleeping Outside
    "Who Shows Up for a Free Breakfast and a Chat with Friends? " A panel of homeless Sarasotans who are regulars at Resurrection House, a day center for homeless people, plus a shout-out from an organizer with the Immokolee Workers Coalition.

    HOUR 13
    7-8 a.m.

    Occupying A Foreclosed House
    "What's Up With Florida?" Guests to include Kirsten Clanton of Southern Legal Counsel and Thomas Rebman, "the Homeless Teacher," who is spending a year experiencing homelessness.

    HOUR 14
    8-9 a.m.

    Open Mic Hour

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