Arizona Community
Media Foundation (AzCMF)
The Arizona Community Media Foundation (AzCMF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed by concerned community members who desire to provide access to independent, educational, community-focused broadcast media outlets serving Arizona.  We exist to provide a voice for traditionally underrepresented groups and perspectives unavailable within mainstream media.

Your  tax deductible contributions support community radio in the Valley.

Send your contributions through our secure paypal link  or mail your contribution (and save the paypal fee) toArizona Community Media Foundation, 1202 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
.  And, thanks for your support of community radio.

Phoenix School of Broadcasting Trains Shadow Mountain High School Media Students

The Phoenix School of Broadcasting was formed by AzCMF to develop low cost or free radio station operation and broadcasting training for residents of our regional broadcast area.  The director of the program, Victor Aronow, said that with the conclusion of a two year project with Civitan Foundation, it became clear that a community radio training program could be a successful pathway to completing the AzCMF mission of creating broadcast opportunities and training for communities, organizations, artists and musicians who have traditionally been excluded from commercial and public radio.  

In an effort to put muscle into an expanded program, over the summer the Board of Directors approved offering  contract positions for the School as teachers and trainers to Calvin Worthen and Floyd Galloway, two experienced trainers and producers.  They both accepted and said they were ready to undertake development of a two level training program for the fall, taking off from the material which had been developed by station manager Kaja Brown over the last few years.

Thanks to the efforts of our outreach director, Leticia Barrett, we were able to connect with the media program at Shadow Mountain High School in the Paradise Valley High School District.  Nick Popovich, director of the media program at Shadow Mountain negotiated a contract which provided for 8 hours of studio training at Radio Phoenix and payment of student rate memberships in AzCMF up to 12 students.  The studio training was in addition to the regular classroom work and was used to acquaint the students with different production boards and recording/editing systems.

   Volunteer  or intern for Radio Phoenix and AzCMF

Volunteers and interns needed
for administration, production, programming, music reviews, and all the other tasks it takes to keep Radio Phoenix on the air. 

Sign up for an initial orientation for Radio Phoenix HERE.

Orientations are every two weeks.  Training sessions begin a week later.

All orientations take place at:
Radio Phoenix 
Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 North 3rd Street, Phoenix
(parking lot on north side of building on 3rd Street, just south of Hance park)

At this orientation, you will learn about what community radio is, the mission of Radio Phoenix, organization of AzCMF and Radio Phoenix, volunteer and intern opportunities, and our training tracks to begin your lifetime in radio.

Introductory volunteer and orientation meetings are forty-five minutes long.   We look forward to seeing you.


Global Village Airtime: Sat 2p-3p.

Global Village features the latest and best in world music, new releases, and classics along with a wide variety of artists and selections from other genres that have influences from around the world. The show draws on the knowledge, experience and congenial personality of host Chris Heim - and a library of over 40,000 albums, including many out-of-print titles - to pull these musical strands together into an intriguing and captivating whole.

The DreamWeaver Airtime: Wed 12noon-2pm.

Join the DreamWeaver for some random radio, interviews, album reviews, live music in the Valley and more. It’s a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n roll…sometimes blues and it’s always got soul. Hosted by Alan Weaver (aka DreamWeaver). An Original Radio Phoenix Production.

Rockabilly Worldwide Mashup Airtime: Monday 9p-10p, repeats Sunday 10p-11p

Rockabilly Worldwide Mashup features “rockabilly” old and new, an American blend of country swing, boogie woogie, jump blues and electric blues that is now heard around the world.  Hosted by DJ Bacpac. An Original Radio Phoenix Production.


Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan Fill Theater

Fundraiser Success Thanks to Our Supporters and Volunteers

On October 13, noted journalist Amy Goodman, along with co-author Denis Moyhihan, appeared at the Phoenix Center for the Arts and the Third Street Theater for a Fourth Anniversary fundraiser for Radio Phoenix.  Thanks to the efforts of our volunteers and with the cooperation of the staff at the Phoenix Center, the Amy and Denis drew a  sell-out crowd at  a pre-presentation reception, and filled the theater where Amy and Denis discussed their new book, "The Silenced Majority."

Amy and Denis have been taking "Democracy Now!," the most widely syndicated  news program in the world,on the road for a 100-city tour, starting with the Republican National Convention in Tampa and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, running up to Election Day. They've traveled  through many of the electoral swing states, going beyond the mainstream media’s obsessive focus on the latest poll numbers and candidate gaffes, to examine how people are organizing; the impacts of restrictive voter ID laws that are making it harder to vote; and how the massive influx of campaign cash following the Citizens United decision is changing how our democracy works.

On October 12, Amy and Denis were in Bisbee, Arizona, for a presentation at community radio station KBRP, a low power station now celebrating its seventh year on the air.  The next day, the duo were in Tucson in the morning to support  KXCI.   By three in the afternoon, they were still speaking to the crowd and hadn't begun signing books yet; but the folks at Radio Phoenix weren't worried.  Thanks to the hard work of the volunteers under the direction of Board member Jeanne Frieden, the reception at the Phoenix Center for the Arts started at 6 PM, and right on cue, Amy and Denis walked in the door.


 Studio B Presents:
Exclusive Medea Benjamin Interview, July 31, 2012

Medea Benjamin -- radical activist, feminist, cofounder of Code Pink and Global Exchange, and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, was in town at the end of August to talk about her new book, "Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control."  She had a chance to stop by Studio B at Radio Phoenix where she was interviewed by Victor Aronow.  The discussion ranged from her awakening to activism, through mom and kids in an activist family, to President Obama and her hopes for the future.  More on Medea Benjamin and Code Pink




 Progressive Moroccan Journalists Visit Radio Phoenix

Radio Phoenix is becoming a favorite spot for US State Department tours by progressive journalists from around the world.  After the visit by the South African delegation a few months ago, we thought that our straight talk about media, money, and monopoly would have made the State Department think twice before sending us more journalists.  But on July 2, four progressive journalists from Morocco spent two hours at the studio learning about the realities of American radio, then tried out Mexican food and tequila with Board members.  


DonEquipment Fund Growing; New Programs Coming
    Recent experiments with remote broadcasting and broadcasting interviews have created a big increase in listeners as Radio Phoenix brings the progressive and significant political, social, and cultural events to your ear.  We will continue to expand our coverage, but need your help beyond just operating the station.  The "dedicated equipment fund" is a tax-deductible contribution to Radio Phoenix that will only be used for equipment purchases to improve our programming.  Contribute her.  And thanks for your support.

8 microphone booms   @ $800    DONE
4 microphones             @ $600    DONE 
computer (used)           @ $250    DONE
T1 phone system          @ $250    DONE
Remote broadcast        @ $1,500
4 channel mixer           @ $200
Remote Mixer              @ $100    DONE

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