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WRFG Labor Forum program for Monday, Jan 7

The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM begins its 2019 programming year on Jan. 7 with coverage of a community struggle to win the release of Eduardo Samaniego from ICE detention. Immigrant rights activist, Anthony Pacheco, will provide details of Eduardo’s background and why thousands of people are calling for his freedom from the threat of deportation. This discussion will take place from 4:15-4:30pm.

At 4:30, Aaron Barker, Vice-President of AFGE #554 representing Georgia TSA workers will talk about the impact of the government shutdown on federal employees at the nation’s airports. Required to work without pay, these workers who provide security for passengers and others are facing mounting bills and financial insecurity. Millions of people are also being impacted by the loss of necessary government services. Please tune in to hear about the conditions of these vital workers caught in the political gamesmanship of Donald Trump and Congress.

The Labor Forum airs every Monday on WRFG 89.3FM from 4-5pm with co-hosts Dianne Mathiowetz, Dawn O’Neal and Paul McLennan and engineer, Calvin Ivey.


Help Keep WRFG Independent

It’s kind of ironic that, as WRFG 89.3 FM celebrates 45 years as a formidable outlet for fact-based information and diverse quality music that helps everyday people live their best lives, there is a war being waged on facts and truth in order to enrich the already rich and empower the already powerful.

Since 1973, WRFG has supported progressive efforts that uplift human dignity and give people more control over their lives – bringing you community voices and independent artists that you don’t get to hear on mainstream media. The war of divisive ideas and restriction of resources puts all of this at risk.

WRFG is a rarity – the only not-for-profit community radio station in Georgia that is not affiliated with or owned or controlled by a radio network, school, private company, or government. We are totally independent, which means we can use the power of radio to help identify, expose, and correct the wrongs of the past and present, not perpetuate them.

You can help keep truth and freedom alive on the airwaves by donating to WRFG radio today.

1083 Austin Ave, NE

Happy and safe holidays to all!!!

Thank you.

Support Independent Media – WRFG 89.3 FM GA Gives -Tuesday, November 27th


Now is the time to show that you care about independent media, community voices and independent artists.

Independent media, is the only true expression of media democracy in times of corporate domination of public information, analysis and culture .

For over 45 years, WRFG 89.3 FM has given voice to a broad range of communities, activists and artists who want to make the world a better place. WRFG has always been a station that has shown the need and benefit of cultural diversity and progressive opinions in our programming format, our Board, staff and volunteers.

GA Gives Day is a wonderful opportunity for us all to come together and make sure that the voices that need to be heard are not silenced. PLEASE help us by spreading the word to your friends and family and letting them know why they should support WRFG on GA Gives Day.

On Nov 27, everyone can donate to WRFG at our GA Gives Day page,

In addition, Benevity is an online platform for workplace giving, matching and volunteering. They have made the following Be The Good video. They’ll donate $10 to WRFG every time you retweet the video on the Georgia Gives Day.

Please retweet the video #BeTheGood @Benevity @WRFGatlanta

Thank you for your support.


Special Labor Forum Program for First Day of Fall Pledge Drive

Members of the Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble are calling into The Labor Forum on Monday, Oct. 15 from 4-5pm to help raise funds for WRFG 90.3FM and debut songs from their recent cd release.
All callers who pledge $89.30 or more on a credit card will receive a copy of “State of Emergency,” the latest compilation of original music by the popular musical group of union member and workers rights’advocates who formed to bring resistance culture to community meetings, union conventions and political rallies.
This offer is good for telephone callers between 4-5pm on Oct. 15 at 404.523.8989 and online donations of $89.30 or more at or on the WRFG mobile app until midnight on Monday, Oct. 15.
Be sure to be listening today between 4 and 5pm to hear several of the cuts from the cd as well as the interviews with three of the Fruit of Labor singers.
The WRFG 2018 Fall Pledge Drive lasts three weeks, ending on Nov. 4. For 45 years, WRFG has been a listener supported and sponsored station, commercial free, progressive,  independent and community-based.
You can donate on any program by phone (404.523.89890, online( or using the mobile app with a credit or debit card. You can send a check to WRFG at 1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta 30307 or walk your contribution in to the station office from 10am-6pm weekdays.
Thank you.
The Labor Forum Team


WRFG’s Fall Pledge Drive Oct 15th-Nov 4th

Decolonize Puerto Rico- Week of Action Sept 20-27

Atlanta People’s Climate Summit on September 8

Atlanta People’s Climate Summit

September 08, 2018  10:00-4:00 PM

Flipper Temple AME Church & Cleopas R. Johnson Park 580 Fair Street, Atlanta, GA 30314

 CONTACT INFO: Tom Thrasher, 706-669-8102,

Bring your voice, claim your power and celebrate on this September 8th Rise for Climate national day of action! Bring your voice to the Flipper Temple Forum at 1:30 pm led by leaders of housing, jobs, energy and political justice. Claim your power at the 3:00 pm Rally as we together read our Declaration of Just Demands and sing joyous songs of justice and love. Celebrate in the Park all day with music, art, and action tables. Bring your friends, your family, your neighbors!


A teach-in in support of the 2018 National Prisoner Strike on Sun, September 9

Atlanta Prison Strike Solidarity Committee will be holding a teach-in in support of the 2018 National Prisoner Strike and to commemorate the anniversary of the Attica Uprising on Sunday, Sept. 9, 3-6:30pm at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 48 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
(across from Fulton County Courthouse)
Speakers, discussion, information tables
Potluck dinner 5:30-6:30pm


Prison Strike Solidarity Rally TODAY, August 21 @ 6:30 PM

Prison Strike Solidarity Rally
Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Atlanta Detention Center
254 Peachtree St SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Prison labor is slave labor. We cannot allow this inhumane system to continue. Beginning on August 21st and continuing into September, incarcerated laborers from across the nation will be joining forces by way of a labor and huger strike. Here in Atlanta we will stand in solidarity through a series of actions dedicated to supporting incarcerated workers and raising awareness about the atrocious conditions they face. Join us on the first day of the strike outside of the Atlanta City Detention Center to stand in solidarity with strikers from across the United States.

Link to the Facebook page for the event:


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