Radio Summer: Hit the road, spread the word, and seize the airwaves!

Ready to change the media landscape in this country? Then help spread the word about Low Power FM (LPFM) community radio.  As early as next year, there will be a chance to apply for thousands of new community radio licenses. These non-commercial stations will broadcast local news, independent music and arts, and other diverse programming not heard on commercial radio. 

Radio Summer is a chance for independent media lovers nationwide to hit the road, host a volunteer, lead an event, or spread the word about this amazing opportunity. Join the Radio Summer team and put the airwaves into the hands of communities!

There are several ways to participate.  Check out the list below, then click here to sign up and tell us how you want to get involved. 

Street Team

What’s involved:
• Share LPFM outreach information through listservs, community bulletin boards, and other forums in your area
• Distribute information about LPFM at a conference or festival you’re already attending
• Work with local media outlets to get stories placed about LPFM in your community

What we’ll provide:
A downloadable packet of handouts and information to distribute, as well as sign-up sheets to gather contacts of those who want to apply for a station. In exchange for completed sign-up sheets, we’ll send you a free Prometheus t-shirt!

Host an Event

What’s involved:
• Organize with community partners to lead an outreach event/workshop in your city or town.
• Mobilize people in your community to discuss ways to get involved in community media.

What we’ll provide:
An electronic toolkit with checklists, a sample agenda and activities, and other tools for organizing a community meeting, as well as basic info on LPFM. We will also send invitations to your event to contacts in our database in your area.

Go on Tour

What's involved:
• Plan a tour with friends, other volunteers, or on your own, hitting the road to spread the word on LPFM.
• Organize speaking engagements and meetings with key social justice groups and community organizations,.

What we’ll provide:
In addition to electronic toolkits on LPFM and tour planning tips, we’ll help connect you with our allies and contacts along the route of your tour. We’ll also be accepting applications for some tour organizers to receive travel stipends and training. Check back in May for more info!

Contribute to the Cause

• Provide a home stay to a traveling tour volunteer
• Share free meeting space for an event
• Offer free registration for staff/volunteers to attend issue based conferences
Donate money to help support Radio Summer events

Even if you’re not ready to hit the road, there are plenty of ways to support the Radio Summer campaign. Have couch space for volunteers? Do you have access to a meeting room at your place of employment, school, church, or community center? Can you offer free registration at a conference or event that might benefit from information on LPFM? Contribute to the cause and help expand access to community radio in the US!

Click here to sign up for Radio Summer!

Once you've let us know how you want to participate using the link above, we'll be in touch.  See you this summer!