Featuring: Keynote speaker Joe Torres, co-author of News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media, acclaimed poet Hakim Bellamy, & more!
Co-sponsored by Prometheus Radio Project, Media Action Grassroots Network, Free Press, New America Foundation's Open Technology Initiative, Urbana Public Television, Brown Paper Tickets, Illinois Public Media WILL, Volo Broadband, Chambana.net, Makerspace Urbana, WEFT 90.1 FM, and Radio Free Urbana.
This year’s theme is “The Future of Community Radio.” 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!
We'll be working with the Prometheus Radio Project to host a “Get on the Air” clinic. We'll show you how to start a radio station in your community and stream your station online.
You can tour Urbana-Champaign's new public broadband system and attend sessions on youth power, building your own wireless Internet access point, using radio to achieve social justice and much more!