We're bringing grassroots, community radio to Syracuse!
Syracuse Community Radio was founded specifically to bring volunteer-based, grassroots, non-commercial community radio to the FM radio dial of Syracuse, New York. We are funded primarily through the generosity of individuals supporting our mission. We are proudly independent of any university or corporate support.
Our passion is for local voices sharing with their neighbors through the tool of FM radio, while supporting local music specifically and independent music generally and airing alternative media news such as "Democracy Now!" and promoting discussion of important local issues. We are also endeavoring to have a strong youth radio project that incorporates news gathering, editing and reporting of issues pertinent to the broader community.
We currently operate WXXE 90.5 FM in Fenner, outside Cazenovia in the Syracuse, New York metropolitan area. While local bandwidth congestion prevents us from expanding this signal directly into Syracuse, we have two pending FCC applications for translators that will repeat the WXXE 90.5 signal into the City of Syracuse, which we now expect to be approved in either 2008 or 2009. We also have a pending FCC application for a new full power radio station for Syracuse on 88.7 FM that will probably not be resolved for awhile.
Thanks for supporting community radio in Syracuse, New York!!!
Signal Expansion Fund Campaign
To pay for advanced engineering and legal work needed for SCR's newest FCC application and other efforts to expand the reach of the current WXXE signal, the SCR board initiated a new Signal Expansion Fund Campaign in Fall 2007 that is still continuing.
The SCR board would like to express its appreciation to the following for donating to the campaign so far:
Fred C. VanLeaven
Curt R. Dunnam/Linear Research Associates, Inc.
Ann & Joe O'Hara
Denise Cafarelli Dees
Carl & Jo Eeckhout Williams
Beth Jo Woodell
Edward J. Masley/Tricia A. Reinhold
Jon & Beth Olsen
William D. Baldwin
Gael Sweeney/David E. Soule
Ann Tiffany/Ed Kinane
Sam C. Feld
Randall J. Paske
Dana A. Bonn
Patricia Conway Black/John C. Black, Jr.
Gregory P. Sager
Dianne & Peter Murray
Donald Hughes/Patricia Pack
numerous donors who wish to remain anonymous
... and our loyal members