Community Radio Model

More than audio outlets, volunteer-based community radio stations are cultural institutions in their communities, reflecting the unique concerns and passions of the people who live there. With a system based on openness and collaboration, and diverse programming produced by volunteers and funded by listeners, these stations are cornerstones of participatory democracy, offering ordinary citizens the chance to exercise First Amendment rights in a mass medium and audiences the opportunity to directly support the programming that is of interest to them.

-Mission Statement, Grassroots Radio Coalition


Our mission statement goes to the heart of what we are about. A global coalition of community broadcasters, producers, volunteers, activists, and community members, we are unified in our commitment to the “community” in community radio, encouraging openness and accountability in governance, as well as programming.

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Community radio is made when local people produce and broadcast their own programs and participate in operating the station.

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We depend on volunteers to reach our goal of broadcasting quality programming.

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Story Drive



The Student Advocacy Center of Michigan works collaboratively with underserved students, and their families, to stay in school, realize their rights to quality public education, grow and experience success. Story Drive is a 30-day online fundraising campaign in October to support their work with Detroit and Wayne County students. You can help a student write their next chapter. To donate, text “SAC” to 44-321 or go to the Give Lively site directly!

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