Sprouts: Radio From the Grassroots

sproutsDo you have a radio production worthy of national broadcast?

Feature it on Sprouts: Radio from the Grassroots!

Sprouts: Radio From the Grassroots is a 29-minute weekly program coordinated out of the Pacifica Affiliates office, dedicated to showcasing radio content produced at community radio stations and independent production groups. Sprouts celebrates grassroots voices and is renowned for bringing diverse topics to national and international audiences. It is an open door for grassroots radio producers who wish to easily get widespread attention for a particular production, story, or issue.

Participating producers are provided with Sprouts Production Instructions, including the introduction and closing script and music, as well as assistance, if needed. A variety of topics and styles are acceptable, from mini-documentaries, to cultural themes, to breaking issues of national importance. Radio producers are encouraged to send us local stories that have national relevance and are presented in a way that a national audience can appreciate.

Sprouts is distributed by Pacifica Radio and is free of charge to all radio stations. It is aired regularly by 40-50 radio station in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The program is also aired by many other stations on an irregular basis, depending upon the topic.

Contributing a production to Sprouts is an excellent way to bring a worthwhile production piece to a wider audience and to let people know about great production and reporting in grassroots radio. It is an excellent way to get an important story or issue to a wide audience.

Episodes of Sprouts can be heard below, through the SoundCloud audio widget.

Anyone who regularly features Sprouts as a part of their regular programming will appear on our map. If you find that you are not on this map and wish to be added, please contact Rebekka Reuter at bekka@pacifica.org.

For more information, contact Ursula Ruedenberg / Ursula@pacifica.org / 510-812-7989

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