Monthly Archives: July 2018
Later this month, WRFG 89.3FM will mark its 45th anniversary of serving Atlanta with progressive news, analysis and discussion along with the most varied selection of hand-picked music reflecting a wide cultural expression.
Every program is staffed by volunteers who are passionate about being part of a community radio station.
WRFG is not owned by a profit-making corporation, bent on selling our audience products you neither need or want.
We are sustained by our listeners and others who support independent media.
Our summer pledge drive begins today, July 9 and will continue until Sunday, July 29. We need to raise $60,000 to meet the monthly expenses for July, August and September.
If you value The Labor Forum program, especially if you have been a guest on the show, we hope that you can donate any amount to ensure that working people will continue to be able to use 89.3FM’s air waves to speak about the issues important to them.
You can certainly call 404.523.8989 any time to make a contribution but we would especially ask that you call while The Labor Forum is on air, every Monday from 4-5pm.
Other options are using the DONATE button on the website, wrfg.org; sending a check to WRFG, 1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta 30307; using our mobile app or coming by the station/studio personally.
You are our listeners, our guests on The Labor Forum and our financial supporters.
Troy Walcott, IBEW Local #3 steward and Spectrum striker calls into The Labor Forum to talk about 15 month long struggle by 1800 NYC union members to win a contract with the communications giant, their new corporate boss since May 2016.
Formerly employed by Time-Warner Cable, these workers are fighting the increasing monopolization of the industry that brings decreased pay and benefits to those who do the work and higher bills and lower service to customers.
Tune in at 4:15-4:30 to learn about this important strike.
This past Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people marched in some 700 US cities, protesting the repressive and cruel immigration policies of the Trump administration.
At 4:30, The Labor Forum welcomes Lovette Kargo-Thompson, Atlanta leader of BAJI (Black Alliance for Just Immigration) to our WRFG studio to discuss the harmful impact of these decisions on African and Caribbean refugees and immigrants in particular.
She will cover how ending TPS (Temporary Protective Status) for Haitians and others will force tens of thousands back to countries still recovering from natural disasters and internal violence.
The Labor Forum airs every Monday from 4-5pm on Atlanta’s progressive, community radio station, WRFG 89.3FM. The programs are archived at wrfglaborforum.org.
The station’s summer pledge drive begins July 9. Contributions from listeners are the primary source of funds needed to operate WRFG’s 24 hour a day, seven days a week schedule of hand-picked music and public affairs programming.
Please make your DONATION online at wrfg.org or WRFG App on your phones, or by calling the studio at 404.523.8989 or mailing a check to 1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta 30307.
You can show your support for The Labor Forum by attributing your contribution to our program.
WRFG Labor Forum Team