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Join us for an RFB Comedy Showcase on 9/26!

Radio Free Brooklyn Comedy Showcase

Join Colby Smith and Doctor Lisa for our monthly live showcase at Footlight!

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Submit a Proposal for RFB Season 6!

RFB Season 6 Proposals are now being accepted
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Making (Independent) Radio Political Again

Resistance and Radio intertwine as hosts from Radio Free Brooklyn’s political shows come out of the studio to share why they are inspired to produce community-focused political programming at a panel event hosted at the Footlight late last month. The event allowed attendees to hear first-hand how important independent radio is in the media landscape, and how it differs from the mainstream.The panel featured hosts from RFB shows including Orie Givens from Objection to the Rule, Bruja Rebel, Audry Funk and Lx from Loca Vibes Radio, Took Edalow from What Would Save the World and Patrick Hilsman from Apocal-cast, as well as Persephone SJ Smith, podcast host and current candidate in the 37th district for NY City Council. “Obviously mainstream media sucks because there is a lot of control,” says Bruja Rebel, co-host of Loca Vibes Radio. “We haven’t seen any media that is anti-authoritarian in nature in Latin news in general.” Loca Vibes is a Spanish/Spanglish-language show dedicated to informing Latinx people-of-color (POC) communities about important issues in politics and social justice. “Right now the people that are being targeted and directly impacted by a lot of the politics are the most marginalized communities, and those include immigrant communities and latino

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RFB Host Jarret Berenstein Visits Objection to the Rule, Talks Kellyanne Conway Book

Radio Free Brooklyn Jarret Berenstein

Jarret Berenstein, host of RFB show Famous Dead People, joined Objection to the Rule on Sunday to talk about his new book, The Kellyanne Conway Technique, now available in bookstores and online. Berenstein worked with Skyhorse Publishing to write what he calls a “fake instructional manual,” jokingly helping readers to emulate Conway and poking fun at conservatives along the way. “It was basically me watching a lot of  her interviews, which was like the of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do in my life, and then figuring out exactly how she does what she does,” says Berenstein. The actor and comedian says he studied Conway’s media appearances as research and discovered some of her key strategies to success. One example – her ability to eating up air time. “The longer that she has an answer, that accomplishes a lot of things for her,” says Berenstein. “It’s really difficult to pin down exactly what you’re gonna talk to her about if she just continues talking and bringing up crazy things.” Conway’s press appearances became infamous for moments like “alternative facts,” and she became a fixture on Sunday morning talk speaking on behalf of the President. Berenstein’s book is now available

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Help Send RFB to SXSW 2018!

Radio Free Brooklyn SXSW

Help send RFB to SXSW 2018 by voting for our proposal on our PanelPicker page!

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Our New Local Music Channel, RFB 2: LocalChords, is LIVE!

RFB 2: LocalChords

WE’RE LIVE!  LISTEN TO RFB 2: LOCAL CHORDS LIVE NOW! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 1, 2017 For the many lovers of artists and bands based right here in the five boroughs, Radio Free Brooklyn’s announcement of a new 24-hour stream launching July 1 will literally be music to your ears. RFB 2: LocalChords is the second internet-based radio stream produced by Radio Free Brooklyn(RFB), a nonprofit radio station based in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, and gives listeners an eclectic uninterrupted setlist of music created by local musicians. “This new audio experience gives fans of local music a new way to enjoy the bands they love and, more importantly, to discover new bands to love,” says Tom Tenney, co-founder and Program Director at RFB. “The music on LocalChords is the music of our communities, and represents the incredibly diverse spectrum of sounds and music being created by independent artists right here in the city.” The stream will launch with more than 200 hours of music, over 500 local bands and artists from every imaginable genre – funk, hip-hop, rock, jazz, blues and more. LocalChords accepts submissions from local artists on Radio Free Brooklyn’s website, and considers all local

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Season 5 Showcase on 5/21

The Falling Birds RFB

On Sunday May 21st, we’re kicking off our 5th season with a showcase of local musicians to raise funds for the station, under our newly established non-profit status!

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We’re Now a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization!

We are very excited to announce that Radio Free Brooklyn has received its new official status as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization!

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Radio Free Brooklyn in Huffington Post!

Radio Free Brooklyn in Huffington Post

Radio Free Brooklyn heralded its expansion from a 24/7 streaming free-form site into a storefront radio station and vinyl shop with a music showcase Saturday night, Sept. 10, at Unit J Loft in Bushwick. Performances by Dead Leaf Echo, Dru Cutler and the Heart & Hand Band, The Falling Birds, and Amos Rose celebrated a local scene that now reaches worldwide through internet radio.

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Dead Leaf Echo to Headline RFB Fundraiser Sept. 10th

Dead Leaf Echo

Radio Free Brooklyn is now in our third season – broadcasting 70 shows, 24 hours a day / 7 days a week – and have grown into a community of over 100 artists, musicians, and radio geeks. The Velo Brooklyn Bike Shop has, sadly, recently closed its doors, but the good news is that RFB has taken over their lease and have great plans for the space.  We’ve recently partnered with Federico Rojas of Downtown 304 Records, who will be opening a vinyl record shop –Second Hand Records – in mid-September.  In addition to new and used vinyl, the shop will feature a second RFB studio, where music DJ’s will be spinning vinyl live on the air in the storefront window.  RFB will also be using the space to host monthly rent parties, with live acoustic performances by Brooklyn’s best bands. All of these “leaps forward” are beyond exciting to us here at RFB, but the more we grow, the more expenses we have to cover to keep this train rolling. To that end, we’re puttin’ on a show!  On September 10th, RFB will host it’s 3rd Benefit Rock Concert at Unit J Loft in Bushwick.  We have 4 incredible bands lined up,

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