WHYR 96.9 FM is a local, non-profit, listener-supported radio station broadcasting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Our Mission: To be an open voice to inform, connect, amplify, and entertain the diverse communities of Baton Rouge.

Why Community Radio?

Community radio stations build stronger communities by:

  • Encouraging community development
  • Investigating underreported issues and concerns
  • Highlighting the needs of underserved populations
  • Giving a voice to members of the community that are not broadcast by mainstream commercial media
  • Allowing the community a chance to actively participate in the media

Community radio is by the people, for the people.

Community Radio in Baton Rouge

  • Provides virtual and physical community space for dialogue about local issues
  • Connects community organizations to promote a more unified Baton Rouge
  • Features stories to preserve the important cultural history of our city
  • Engages community members to participate in and create their own media


Website banner photos by Frank McMains.