Last night I had the opportunity to interview Leigh Robartes, who is one of the founders of Radio Free Moscow KRFP, in Moscow, ID. KRFP is one of the three stations that currently airs the mediageek radioshow. We talked about how the station got on the air and the media scene in the Moscow area. Leigh was one of the first strikers against Pacifica who helped form Free Speech Radio News in the late 90s, and is an acute observer of independent radio.
Even though there are tens of new LFPM stations going on the air around the country, I think it’s very instructive to hear from individual stations and understand why they bothered to get LPFM licenses and hear some of the creative ways they have of running and funding stations. I hope hearing these stories will act as incentive for other people to start their own stations.