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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Upcoming Events

Tell Your Story Flier

Tell Your Story

07/20/2020 - 07/29/2020
4:00 pm

Remote / In Your Home

Free podcast/storytelling training

Remote/In Your Home – through October 31

Students or groups who complete the training and create their own story will:

  • be aired on our national platforms
  • receive free art design
  • be paid $200 to create a show

To sign up text STORY313 to 73224 or visit

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Kids-TALK CAC Virtual Lunch & Learn

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Please join us for the next Kids-TALK Children’s Advocacy Center’s virtual Lunch & Learn opportunity!

Zoom Link:

Renisha Udorji and Phalguna Siddapureddy, Community Organizers with the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, will present on “Prevention: Community, Collaboration, and Social Cohesion-mapping community engagement as a tool for community resiliency.”

Certificates of attendance provided. At this time, we are not able to offer CEUs.

Please RSVP to Karen Caudill, Register early as space is limited!

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