Radio Free Nashville Citywide!

We are raising funds for equipment so that RFN can expand its coverage citywide on a second frequency, 103.7 fm. All contributions are tax deductible! (501c.3)
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Greg Welsch / General Manager RFN
Community
Nashville, Tennessee
United States
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Help Radio Free Nashville Go Citywide!
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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!

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This campaign ended on November 22, 2013
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  • $25USD
    Muldoon-Felton-Goold EP

    Nashville based Muldoon Felton Goold (mfg) play acoustic pop with an R&B feel. Mike Muldoon is an award winning songwriter; bassist Richard Felton has played with the likes of Freddie Hubbard and Randy Brecker; and percussionist Jeff Goold has gigged with Bill Miller and Steve Forbert, among others. mfg - eclectic creativity at it’s best. www.mfgmusic.com

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  • $50USD
    More Great Indie Music!

    Get the mfg EP, plus your choice of Laura Harmondale's Spirit of 73 or Mike Muldoon's Right As Rain, while supplies last. Spirit of 73 captures the spirit of Joshua Tree, honoring Gram Parsons with original songs and world-class musicians. Right as Rain is filled with “examples of how an original writer can find freshly personal ways to describe love and life,” says the Nashville Scene.

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  • $100USD
    Even More Great Indie Music!

    Get the mfg EP, plus your choice of Rachel Sumner's Sleepy Time Lullabies or Mike Muldoon's Right As Rain, while supplies last. Rachel is an award winning children’s entertainer. Her Sleepy Time Lullabies is for all ages, and includes a subliminal heartbeat to help calm and relax.

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  • $250USD
    Books Signed by the Authors!

    Your choice of a signed copy of Davis M. Harris’ Democracy and Other Problems, a collection of original and previously published essays on subjects ranging from applying to be a contestant on Jeopardy! to the structure of the opening pages of novelist Michael Doane's City of Light, OR a signed copy of John Miglietta's, "American Alliance Policy in the Middle East, 1945-1992" a stimulating, new look at a U.S. Cold War foreign policy gripped by anticommunist paranoia.

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  • $250USD
    Editor for Poem or Short Story

    Are you a poet or writer of short stories or essays? David M. Harris an award winning author and editor, will edit your poem, essay or short story. Have a professional help you make your creation the best that it can be.

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  • $500USD
    A Real Pantry Makeover

    Makeover your pantry with the Magnetic Heart Coaching Team! Upgrade your pantry and refrigerator with delicious, non-GMO plant based snacks and foods packed with energy and healing powers, so you can reboot your metabolism, detoxify, recharge your battery and lose weight. Includes a personal health interview, pantry makeover, grocery list, meal plan with recipes plus three weeks of Magnetic Heart coaching. (Subject to availability. Donor pays all travel expenses if outside of Nashville area.)

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  • $500USD
    Program An Hour on RFN!!

    Program an hour of music on RFN. This is a great perk for an artist (or group of artists) or an independent label – an entire hour of air-time to promote their music citywide. Or create a playlist and shout-outs for a special event like a birthday party or bridal shower. We will tailor make a radio show just for you and yours! (Date subject to availability, and must be mutually agreed upon with WRFN.)

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  • $750USD
    Program Two Hours on RFN!!

    Program two hours of music on RFN. This is a great perk for an artist (or group of artists) or an independent label – two hours of air-time to promote their music citywide. Or create a playlist and shout-outs for a special event like a birthday party or bridal shower. We will tailor make a radio show just for you and yours! (Date subject to availability, and must be mutually agreed upon with WRFN.)

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  • $750USD
    A Poem and Wedding Vows

    Award winning author and poet David M. Harris will compose an original poem for you or someone you love. David’s work has appeared in Slow Trains, Pirene's Fountain (including the Best of Pirene's Fountain anthology), Gargoyle, The Pedestal, and other journals. PLUS Nashville's own Judy Jacobs will assist you or someone you choose in composing personalized wedding vows.

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  • $1,000USD
    Web Introduction Video

    Warm Up Your Web Page! Do you have a business or service you want to promote on your website? This is a great opportunity to do just that! It is called "Warming up Your Web Page." This is a professionally produced 1-3 minute video where you have the chance to personally describe and "sell" your product or service to the world. (Donor is responsible for all travel expenses if they are outside of the Nashville area.) www.ronplacone.com

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  • $1,000USD
    A Private Poetry Workshop

    You supply the wine, snacks and seven of your friends, and award winning author and poet David M. Harris will conduct a private poetry workshop. You also receive an inscribed copy of David's The Review Mirror, published by Unsolicited Press. (Donor is responsible for all travel expenses if chosen venue is outside of the Nashville area.)

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  • $1,250USD
    An Evening with River Jordan

    Book lovers take note! Critically acclaimed author River Jordan (The Gin Girl, Saints in Limbo, The Miracle of Mercy Land, Praying for Strangers) will come do a private reading for your organization or book club. Talk about books, and the creative process of storytelling with one of the country’s best. (Donor is responsible for all travel expenses if chosen venue is outside of the Nashville area.) www.riverjordan.info

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  • $1,250USD
    A Private Evening of Comedy

    Bring the laughs home, with a private evening of comedy with Ron Placone. Ron is the host of Thoughts, Rants and Cold Coffee and creator of the one-man show Madness in the Message. Ron is also a member of the Young Turks Network. He will come to your party and keep you and a gaggle of your friends laughing! (Donor is responsible for all travel expenses if chosen venue is outside of the Nashville area. Date subject to availability, and must be mutually agreed upon.)

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  • $2,500USD
    An Editor for Your Novel!

    Have you written the great American novel, and need a professional eye and editor to look it over? David M. Harris is here to help. David worked in publishing for 25 years in New York, editing novels published by Dell, Bantam, Avon, Atheneum, and many others. He will edit your work, and advise you on how you can make it the best that it can be.

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  • $5,000USD
    Flagship Citywide Underwriter

    For your donation, you get 25 mentions on Radio Free Nashville per week for 52 weeks for a total of 1,300 mentions! That is less than $4.00/mention. Help RFN go citywide and get a new voice out there and promote your business as well. You can't beat that! As a bonus, we will give you 25 FREE mentions per week on Radio Free Nashville now that will not count against your total that will start once we sign on citywide on 103.7. Remember all donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE too!!!!!!

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