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One small step for man… One giant step for media democracy!


Thanks to all our donors and volunteers, FORward Radio’s broadcast antenna was installed January 26, 2017 on the roof of the Heyburn Building downtown at 4th and Broadway (also the site of our new studio!).  Dreams are quickly becoming reality and we want YOU to be a part of the radio magic!!

Now is the time to get involved and help shape the programming you’ll hear on FORward Radio, WFMP 106.5 FM Louisville!

  1. Please DONATE to our $3000 campaign to raise the additional funds we need to cover the first six months of broadcasting. Tax-deductible contributions of any amount welcome!
  2. Take our brief SURVEY to let us know what kinds of programming you most want to hear and how you intend to listen.
  3. PITCH US programming that you would like to help create!

Let’s do this, Louisville!

Help us get on-air in April 2017!

We intend to launch on-air broadcasting in April 2017! Now is the time to get involved and help shape the programming you’ll hear on FORward Radio, WFMP 106.5 FM Louisville!

  1. Please DONATE to our $3000 campaign to raise the additional funds we need to cover the first six months of broadcasting. Tax-deductible contributions of any amount welcome!
  2. Take our brief SURVEY to let us know what kinds of programming you most want to hear and how you intend to listen.
  3. PITCH US programming that you would like to help create!

Sounds from the Streets, August 25, 2015: #BlackTransLivesMatter

August 25th 2015………Sounds from the Streets:

Members of Louisville’s community gathered to recognize a national call to show up for Trans life and justice. The convening took place in Central Park and was collaboratively organized by Black cisgender males as a response to being asked to use their privilege to amplify the voices of Black trans women who are both at the extreme margins of visibility and narrative within mainstream coverage of #BlackLivesMatter movements and at the center of some of the most horrific acts of white supremacy and state-sanctioned violence. National organizations like Southerners on New Ground (SONG) and others are calling the levels of transphobic violence an epidemic, with one of the organizers of Tuesday’s event Jaison Gardner citing that a trans-person is murdered every three days globally.

The community came together to show up for our sisters, to tell them they are valued, seen and loved, however, as another organizer pointed out early in the convening….where were our Black trans sisters? Because they were noticeably absent, and this for me is central to where our commitments need to be focused, and many people echoed these sentiments. Talesha Wilson, committed to opening up her Monday meeting known as Diversity at the Table to becoming a trans inclusive safe space, they meet from 6:30-8:30 at the Office for Women at 810 Barret Avenue. T. Gonzales informed community members of a support group for trans masculine people. The community was given updates on the murder of Papi Edwards, and reminded that we must hold the city accountable for justice. Stand Up Sunday was in attendance, and committed to using their weekly gathering at the Carl Braden Memorial Center every Sunday as a trans safe space.

Nationally people were urged to photograph themselves with a written commitment to our trans family and share these commitment on their social media. Please share your photos and commitments in the comments section, or on our facebook page. At Forward Radio, we are committed to amplifying the voices of trans people, we want to be a space where people can share and shape narrative in ways that create more self-determination and autonomy over media productions.

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#AllofUsofNoneofUs #BlackLivesMatter #BlackTransLivesMatter

-SCZ

2 Angry Buds – January 2015 Edition

 

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Mel & Vic jump a little late into the new year, ranting about the commercialization of Christmas. They consider what 2015 may bring, drawing up their wishlist of things they’d rather hear less about over the next 12 months. Jake the dog weighs in loudly, before being banished to the kitchen. Will the insanity ever cease? Stay tuned!