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.