What is non-commercial radio? Non-commercial radio is a public service, offered to benefit all people and to support a diversity of voices. It is supported by grants, donations and underwriting, not advertising.
What’s the difference between Community Radio and Public Radio? Community radio brings people in a broadcast area together through locally oriented programming. Radio Boise is not affiliated with NPR. It is affiliated with the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.
Why does Community Radio matter to all those volunteers who donate their time? We believe in local independent media that promotes democracy, public service, and cultural diversity.
What kind of programs are on RadioBoise? Radio Boise presents music, arts, culture, affairs, and issues that are not well represented in other media offerings.
What kind of music is this? I’ve never heard anything like this in my life. You call this music? Anything you haven’t heard before sounds different at first. It’s likely that this type of music is not represented in mainstream media. But give it a chance. You might learn something valuable about the rich cultural offerings available here in the Treasure Valley.
Why don’t you broadcast a live drum circle? Interesting idea. A little out there, but hey, maybe that is what the community wants. If you want to propose a Burmese Brass Band program, go for it. This is your community resource.
What is that speaker going on about? I don’t agree with that point of view. Try to keep an open mind. RadioBoise aims to promote freedom of speech – especially for voices that don’t get heard elsewhere.
When is RadioBoise going to be on the FM airwaves? April 18th, 2011!
How is Radio Boise funded? Grants, and the generosity of individuals and organizations in this community. This would not be possible without everyone pitching in.
How can I help out with funding? Donate on this website, participate in membership drives, have a house party, network with others for their support, or contact us about corporate underwriting.
I want to get involved. What can I do? Volunteer, help us raise funds, listen and make suggestions, and tell your friends about us.
I am a recording artist. How do I submit my stuff? Send a link to your media to music [at] radioboise.org.
I am with a non-profit organization. Can you help me with a Public Service Announcement? You bet. Send us some info about your org. What are you getting the word out for? When is it happening? We’ll work with you to develop a PSA and put it on the air.
How do I submit a suggestion to improve Radio Boise? Send us a note to info [at] radioboise.org.