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Our Mission Statement:
Believing that democracy cannot function if only a few have access to the media, Radio Free Nashville, Inc. (RFN) intends to be a community forum for the music, voices, and viewpoints generally ignored or misrepresented by the corporate media.
Radio Free Nashville is a true community radio station, completely locally owned and operated by volunteers from the Nashville and middle Tennessee community. From a small hill on the outskirts of Nashville, local people create programming, design events, and keep the station up and running and on the air.
RFN supports the energy and diversity of the community with local music and news that you won't hear anywhere else. Music spans all genres from pop, Americana, and rock, to bluegrass, jazz, electronica, and goth. RFN also airs national and international programming that explores news and information not covered by corporate media.
Radio Free Nashville is a Pacifica Network affiliate and brings our listening audience true progressive voices of the left, such as Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now, Alternative Radio, Counterspin, Project Censored, and more. All this programming is made possible thanks to the hard work of many dedicated volunteers and generous donations from people like you.
With a signal that only reaches a fraction of the Nashville area, RFN has been a tiny voice shouting in the wilderness, a David against the corporate Goliaths. But now we can change that, take a giant step forward and have Radio Free Nashville 2.0!
RFN has the opportunity to be rebroadcast on a translator. The translator will receive our signal on 107.1FM and “translate” it to a second frequency, 103.7FM, that will allow RFN to be heard all over the Nashville area.
RFN will be city-wide! The progressive voice of the Nashville community will be out there for all to hear. Finally, another voice, another choice, a counterbalance to the over 250 hours per week of hard right, conservative, pro-corporate talk radio that inundates our local airwaves. Finally, other music like funk, rap, world music and Americana that never make it onto the playlists that are beamed in from LA and New York by Clear Channel and Cumulus.
But RFN can’t do it without your help. We have to raise $20,000 to purchase new equipment we need and upgrade some other so that we can make this happen. Antennas, transmitters, receivers and cable all cost money and we need the best to get our signal out there strong and clear and compete with the big boys on a level playing field.
The six corporations that control the bulk of the information we receive in the United States don’t want a diversity of voices and music on the air. They only want their voices, their viewpoints, their interests to be served. The public interest and the functioning democracy RFN represents stand in the way of padding their bottom line.
That is not a free press or a free market. Help us change the landscape. Help us bring the voices of Nashville to the entire community. Join with us. Sign up. Make a pledge.
The revolution may not be televised, but with your help, it WILL be on the radio!
Thanks a lot!