This week the Pacifica Radio Network, WHYR-LP’s nationwide community radio partner, broadcast coast-to-coast and internationally special coverage of the Alton Sterling killing and protests on its weekly program Sprouts: Radio from the Grassroots. You can hear the show on 96.9FM Thursday, July 14th, at 6:00am.
The Louisiana All-American Sports team and guests are featured on the program heard in 40+ radio stations in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Excerpts from their special live broadcast on Friday, July 8th are featured. The episode also includes coverage of the Philando Castile killing from fellow community radio station KFAI 90.3FM in Minneapolis, MN hosted by Soul Tools Radio.
You can listen to the episode ‘Black Rage, Black Grief from the Grassroots’ here:
Given the militarization of Baton Rouge’s streets in the past few days and the violence across the country in the past week, we could all use some inspiration, imagination, and fun. Luckily, WHYR-LP welcomes Confetti Park, a half-hour of music, stories, poetry, and more starting Sunday, July 17th. Hear Confetti Park on Baton Rouge Community Radio every Sunday at 11:30am, hosted by Katy Ray of New Orleans, for uniquely Louisianian magic that reminds us how wonderful our state can be.
Starting Wednesday, June 22nd, two new local music shows join Baton Rouge Community Radio.
Tune in at 6:00pm for High Cotton and Hill Country, a live program of classic Country and Western and Mississippi Delta blues. And stay with WHYR-LP at 7:00pm for The Front Porch, featuring the best in Americana and contemporary Alternative Country.
Your favorite Wednesday night programs haven’t gone away, though, they’ve just moved. The History of Rock with DJ Clay will now air 8:00-10:00pm. Nether Street will continue delivering underground music for the mind, at a new earlier time (by popular demand!) 10:00pm-12:00am. And Deep Wax with The Professor goes even deeper, midnight to 3:00am early Thursday mornings.
Check out the new Wednesday night schedule, and the great programming on Baton Rouge Community Radio all week, on the WHYR weekly programming calendar: