FairPlay and WFUV
A newly formed nonprofit group called FairPlay — made up of radio stations, DJs, record labels, industry folks and activists all over the US — has formed to address issues of racism and amplify BIPOC voices and stories in the music industry.
In support of these same efforts, WFUV also pledges to talk about racial inequality on-air and online, and to build supportive bridges between stations and communities. It's a natural fit with our ongoing EQFM initiative. One of those steps is highlighting local Black-owned businesses (as part of our Corporate Support underwriting placements), which you'll see pop up on our website and e-newsletter.
The Power of Non-Commercial Radio and Community: From The Inside Out
Discussion panel featuring WFUV Music Director Russ Borris
Thursday, April 8 at 5pm
FairPlay and New York Music Month Extended Play (from the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment), held an online panel as an introduction to the inner workings and importance of non-commercial radio. We were joined by representatives from other local non-commercial stations, by Public Media For All, and by some key organizations working to encourage diversity through structural change. Panelists talked about we serve our communities, the special relationships we have with our audiences, and what we are doing to fight for awareness around Racial and Social Justice issues. [Archive link to come]