History of the Grassroots Radio Coalition and Conference
The Grassroots Radio Conference
Keep the light burning bright.
Finding encouragement and self-improvement – finding a supportive place to think things through and learn – nourishment of fun, friendship and like-minded peers.
Interested in using media to transform your community? The Grassroots Radio Conference (GRC) celebrates the vibrant and democratic medium of local, community-driven radio. We bring together media artists, community organizers, radio operators and engineers, and ordinary people from across the country to learn, discuss, brainstorm and build.
In the past 16 years different community radio stations have hosted the conference, and brought their own special flavor to it.
1996 - presented by KGNU and WERU, hosted by KGNU in Boulder, Colorado.
1998 - presented by KGNU and WERU, hosted by KGNU in Boulder, Colorado from July 23-25.
1999 - presented by KGNU and WERU, hosted by WERU in Bar Harbor, Maine from August 20-23.
2000 - hosted by WORT in Madison, Wisconsin in July 2000.
2001 - hosted by KGNU in Boulder, Colorado from July 13-15.
2002 - hosted by WJFF in Jeffersonville, New York in August 2002.
2003 - hosted by KZMU in Moab, Utah from June 12-15.
2004 - hosted by KCSB in Santa Barbara, California from June 24-27.
2005 - hosted by Prometheus Radio Project in tandem with a barnraising for WXOJ-LP, a new station in Northampton, MA, from August 5-7.
2006 - hosted by WORT in Madison, Wisconsin from July 28-30.
2007 - hosted by WUML in Lowell, Massachusetts from June 21-24.
2008 - hosted by KBOO in Portland, Oregon in July.
2010 - hosted by KMUD in Redway/Garberville, California May 13-16.
2011 - hosted by KKFI in Kansas City, Missouri August 18-21.
2012 - hosted by WRFU-LP and Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois July 26-19
2014 - Hosted by KHOI in Ames, Iowa August 14th-17th
2015 - Hosted by WLPP-LP in Palenville, New York September 24th-27th
2016 - Hosted by KUHS-LP in Hot_Springs,_Arkansas October 7 - 10
2017 - Hosted by WCAA-LP in Albany, New York October 6-9
2018 - Hosted by KBOO at Portland, Oregon October 5-7