(Photo: WRFG's 48th birthday celebration in 2021.)
WRFG 89.3 FM is an independent community radio station with a mission:
WRFG Atlanta 89.3 FM Radio Free Georgia Broadcasting Organization, Inc. provides a voice for those who have been traditionally denied open access to the broadcast media through the involvement of a broad base of community elements to guarantee that access.
In the utilization of the station’s facilities and in its programs the following communities will receive first priority:
1. Those who continue to be denied free and open access to the broadcast media,
2. Those who suffer oppression or exploitation based upon class, race, sex, age, creed, sexual orientation, disability, or immigrant status.
WRFG is staffed by a wonderful crew of volunteer broadcasters - and a small paid support staff - who are dedicated to carrying out our mission and to bringing you our locally produced progressive information programs and diverse handpicked quality music shows just as we've done since 1973. You can check out our complete program schedule and read more about WRFG's history at WRFG.ORG.
The pandemic hit us hard, but we made it!
When COVID turned the world upside down in 2020, we were forced to retreat from our shared broadcast studio in the Little 5 Points Community Center and start producing our shows at home. For some of us, that meant learning how to be recording engineers and producers on the fly. But we did it and our intreped band of volunteers has gone on to produce more than 20,000 hours of original programming from our home studios!
Live radio is on the rebound!
We've learned a lot about keeping each other safe in the studio over the last two-and-a-half years and more and more of our shows are being broadcast live from Little 5 Points. But, no matter how, where, or when we produce our programs, we still have to pay the rent and the salaries of our three employees, plus all those little day-to-day bills that keep any business or non-profit afloat.
We need each other.
WRFG isn't owned by a university, a public school district, or a big non-profit corporation and we don't get any big government grants. More than 85-percent of our funding comes directly from people like you who love our diverse music shows and appreciated the local progressive voices you'll hear nowhere else on the Atlanta airwaves.
Can we count on you?
Your contribution to WRFG on Giving Tuesday helps keeps the music playing and the progressive information flowing just like it has since 1973.
We appreciate you're support. Thank you!