One year ago this week, I received a message on Twitter about the impending launch of a new community radio station in San Francisco called Best Frequencies Forever. Ever since that time, I'd been hoping to visit, but wasn't able to make it until this summer. So, after following the ins and outs of the beginnings of a new station over social media, I was super intrigued to finally see the space.
Entrance to Mutiny Radio in San Francisco. Photo: J. Waits
On June 18, 2014 I ventured to San Francisco's Mission District to visit Mutiny Radio, four years after my first visit to the space (back when it was Pirate Cat Radio). A lot has changed in that time, so it was great to have the opportunity to see what the community radio station has been up to. Mutiny's News Director (known as The Stranger) and Music Director (DJ Tanner) toured me around and caught me up on the current state of things at the station.
I've long wanted to visit community radio station KPOO 89.5 FM, aka Poor People's Radio, in San Francisco and finally received a gracious invitation to visit by DJ McSchmormac, host of the Gramophoney Baloney show. On Monday, I made my way to KPOO in order to witness McSchmormac's show and immerse myself in the world of KPOO (that's K-P-O-O for those reading this aloud).