“Radio Free Georgia” at 89.3 FM is like that old hippie cousin of yours. He’s always living hand to mouth, possibly staying in a friend’s basement. He loves to spout old left-wing ideology. He’s not quite in touch with mainstream America but doesn’t care.
For more than 35 years, WRFG-FM has been Atlanta’s quirky home for bluegrass music, world music and liberal talk (liberal talk that would make WABE-FM seem like Rush Limbaugh in comparison.) On weekends, you can hear Caribbean, Celtic, Indian and Zydeco music. Jocks work for nothing but the love of what they do. The studios in Little Five Points are a bit beaten down, a bit ratty, like a college radio station.
But even its modest budget has suffered in these economic downtimes. WRFG-FM has begun a $20,000 in 10 days campaign. While WABE-FM can raise $1 million in 10 days, WRFG has to scrounge for 1/50th that amount to get by.
So far, according to its Web site, it has raised about $7,000. It needs $13,000 more.
Due to a recent loss of grant income and to the expense of our new transmitter, WRFG faces a funding shortfall. The station could face cutbacks in staff, in facilities, and even in our ability to broadcast.
We ask you to donate now to support the station. Give $20, $100, $500 – -whatever you can — to help WRFG survive this current crisis. We seek to raise $20,000 in ten days.
As Atlanta’s chief source of independent community news, commentary and music, WRFG is different in so many ways. The information and insights we air are nowhere to be found in mainstream media. Our unflinching programs speak truth to power and boldly demand that they listen. We think you’ll agree: in these uncertain times, as we seat a new Congress and President-elect, nothing could be more important than an independent station whose allegiance is to you and not stockholders. Please click here to give your tax deductible contribution to WRFG in 2009.