About the Grassroots Radio Conference

The Grassroots Radio Conference is an annual gathering of folks from grassroots, volunteer-powered, community radio stations to connect, learn new skills, discuss critical issues, and do some partying. And you're invited!

This year's conference is the latest gathering of the Grassroots Radio Coalition, a casual, but dedicated group of many stations and people that has no bylaws, no dues, no staff, and no standing structure except a listserv. But what the coalition does have is a history and a set of ideas... The history: building a movement for social change, justice, and democracy through media that reflects these values. The ideas: that we're committed to building community, serving underserved groups, challenging our listeners, expanding cultural experience, providing community access to the airwaves, and airing diverse programming.

The history, the ideas... these are happening now, and they are part of a movement. This movement. And it's called grassroots radio.

We don't often realize that the conversations we have over beverages about improving our newscasts, or our music shows, or our service to our communities really can be the foundations for building a better society.

That's what we're doing at the Grassroots Radio Conference 2017. Trying to figure out more and new ways of action, making new friendships and renewing old ones, creating great radio.

Come to Albany: GRC-2017, October 6-9, 2017

We kick things off on Friday, October 6 with an informal get-together and registration. The conference starts in earnest on Saturday morning, October 7 and continues into Monday morning.

Registration for GRC-2017 is $150.00 per person, with an early-bird registration until------ for $125.00.

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