Grassroots Radio Conference 2012
Please join us in Urbana, Illinois for GRC 2012 with a Get on Air Clinic for groups applying for LPFM licenses, tours showcasing social justice victories made possible by community media, and hands on workshops on community wireless. Note this conference is right before the Alliance for Community Media conference in Chicago - a quick train ride away. Special thanks to our cosponsors: Free Press, MAGNet, Prometheus, and OTI. peace, Danielle Chynoweth, Urbana IMC
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Grassroots Radio Conference 2012:
"The Future of Community Radio"
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Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center
July 26th-July 29th, 2012 • Urbana, IL
Cosponsored by Prometheus Radio Project, Media Action Grassroots Network, Free Press, New America Foundation's Open Technology Initiative, Radio Free Urbana, Chambana.net, Makerspace Urbana.
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.
GRC 2012 will focus on the Future of Community Radio. Hundreds of new community radio stations are being built right now and 1000+ new stations will be going on air in the next few years. With digital technology, local community radio stations have the opportunity to engage global audiences, deploy mobile studios, share community wireless internet, and become multi-media community centers. Together we will chart a vision for community radio as a dynamic community-building tool for decades to come!
GRC 2012 will feature:
* Get On Air Clinic - providing groups hands-on help with the process of applying for a community radio license. Due to last year’s historic Local Community Radio Act, soon the government will be issuing thousands of brand new community radio station licenses to groups all across the country, including for the first time in major cities! (with help from the Prometheus Radio Project)
* Community Wireless Builds - walking groups through the process of building and deploying community wireless technology. (supported by New America's Open Technology Initiative)
This year’s GRC will celebrate Radio Free Urbana raising its new radio tower and the Urbana IMC becoming an anchor institution in Urbana-Champaign’s new public broadband system, UC2B.
Stay tuned to http://grassrootsradioconference.org/ for more information as the conference approaches.
To get involved, contact Austin at 2012grc [at] gmail [dot] com.