Making Contact

Making Contact – Low Power (Radio) to the People

Listen Download | podcast

Have you ever wanted to run your own radio station? Well, this October, the government agency responsible for administering America’s airwaves, is giving you and your neighbors…the opportunity to create your own low-power FM radio station. It could result in hundreds or thousands of new radio stations across the US, and could radically change the countries’ media landscape. On this edition we visit current LPFM stations, communities hopeful to have their own frequency soon, and find out how you can get involved.

Special Thanks to The Prometheus Radio Project for some audio used in this show.


Domingo Jacinto & Rolando Salas,*WCIW DJ’s; Cam Tu Nguyen, Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association community organizer; Brandy Doyle, Prometheus Radio Project Policy Director; Autumn Labbe-Renault, Davis Media Access Executive Director; Jeff Shaw, Davis Media Access Production Manager; Roots & Emmett Brady, KDRT Programmers, Albert Sykes. Young People’s Project Director of Policy and Advocacy; Tracy Rosenberg, Common Frequency Board member; John Friedman, Southern Development Foundation President, Arlene Sweeting, WSLR Station Manager.

 For More Information:  

FCC on Low Power FM Radio 

Prometheus Radio Project 

Common Frequency

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association

Young People’s Project




Davis Media Access

Insect News Network


Don’t Touch That Dial! Low-Power Radio Is About to Make FM Hot Again

$19.5k Seattle grant helps Hollow Earth radio reach for Low Power FM license


Support KPFA Today

Community Powered Radio for the Bay Area and Beyond

Founded in 1949 by Lewis Hill, a pacifist, poet, and journalist, KPFA was the first community supported radio station in the USA. Keep us going another 50 years!

Secure Online Donations