Public Newsroom #60: South Side Weekly Radio

Date(s) - 04/26/18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Public Newsroom #60: South Side Weekly Radio

City Bureau

Thursday, April 26 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

This Thursday, take a special look inside a community radio program! South Side Weekly Radio, which revamped in June 2017, is the nonprofit alt weekly’s on-air counterpart. Every week they bring us interviews with South and West Siders about arts, culture, and politics across Chicago. In the past, they’ve had guests ranging from local organizers, like Kristiana Rae Colón, to national celebrities, like Lena Waithe.

The all-volunteer team will tell us a little about SSW Radio’s origins, why they do community radio, and how they put out a weekly broadcast. Presenters Erisa Apantaku and Olivia Obineme will lead activities on writing for radio and preparing for an interview. Then they’ll turn it to you: what do you want to see from a community radio program?