Community radio is distinctly different from commercial radio and National Public Radio (NPR), the other two types of FCC-regulated radio stations, which are allowed to broadcast on our public airwaves.
Community radio engages volunteers to create local programming, run the station and raise funding for its operation.
Community radio incorporates new voices, people, arts, languages, music, formats and sounds into local public dialogue.
Community radio enables solutions-based discussion and education, it connects resources and people, and it fosters transparency on issues that affect the communities it serves.
Community radio also provides a connection to the rest of the world, a voice for the voiceless and a way for us to remember our elders and our past.