Your support of WRFG lends to the significance of independent, community media which is more important now than ever before. That is, the voices, news and information of the unheard and the global cultural expressions that uplift us. For over four decades, WRFG has been broadcasting a uniquely diverse music and public affairs format. WRFG has been a much-needed outlet for the diversity of people, ideas, and cultural. WRFG creates the necessary bridges between people that cross the cultural divide, bringing people together and breaking down the walls that divide us.
The mission of WRFG is to provide a media outlet for those progressive voices that are traditionally denied access to the broadcast media. We support efforts that advance the dignity and well-being of all people, especially those who suffer oppression or exploitation based on class, race, sex, age, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identification, disability, or immigrants status. We are opposed to forces that dehumanize and oppress people, such as economic exploitation, racism, sexism, ableism, militarism, and anti-foreign/anti-immigrant chauvinism.
All of our on-air staff are volunteers that are well-qualified to bring our audience music, news, and information that is substantive as well as entertaining. WRFG stands firm as a beacon of hope for democracy and independence in media. WRFG 89.3FM broadcasts 24 hours a day-7 days a week, MUSIC PROGRAMS that span the cultural heritage of the United States and the globe: Celtic, Caribbean, Indian, African, Latin R&B, Doo-Wop, Americana, Bluegrass, Hip Hop, Zydeco, Blues, Jazz. PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAMMING that gives news, information, and progressive perspectives on health and nutrition, the environment, peace and justice, race, gender issues, the economy and the workplace, women, animal rights, youth.
A recent donor sent a letter saying that...."He hopes that everyone appreciates WRFG for having the BEST Blues and Jazz DJ's in the entire United States."
WRFG is proud to be listener-supported and listener-sponsored. Unfortunately, at this time, our listenership has been heavily impacted by the health crisis and economic downturn. We are appreciative of the opportunity of GA Gives day to receive some financial support. It costs WRFG $22,000. a month for basic operating costs. In this time of uncertainty, there is one thing that you can count on.......that the board, staff, and volunteers at WRFG 89.3 FM are united in our commitment to continuing to bring you the news, information, diverse voices, and quality music that you have come to love and expect.
As always, WRFG is your advocate for the issues that are important to you, and we are eager to use our airwaves to highlight the efforts of people in our neighborhoods and throughout the country who are working to meet the challenges of this global health crisis. You are the champion of independent media when you donate to WRFG 89.3 FM - Atlanta.
Some WRFG History
Some highlights in our history include winning two Golden Reel awards for Media Excellence in 1987. It was the first time in history that one radio station won two of these awards in a single year. WRFG was granted the right to broadcast at 100,000 watts in 1995, the highest power level allowed by law. In 1996 WRFG began the World Party Tours, the first took place in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. WRFG's blues programming won the "Keeping the Blues Alive Award" from the National Blues Foundation in 2004. In 2007, after a successful fundraising campaign, WRFG moved its transmitter to a new tower location, increasing signal reach and clarity. WRFG received the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award from Emory University for "Unwavering Dedication Towards Community Building Through Unity Service & Collaborative Responsibility".