Across the Commonwealth are a half dozen community radion stations and maybe twice that independent college radio stations, but WMBR is one of a handful of hybrid community/indepenent college radio stations. For a complete listing click here.
Community and independent college are types of radio service that offer a third model of radio broadcasting beyond commercial and public. Community and independent college stations serve geographic communities and communities of interest. They broadcast content that is popular to a local/specific audience but which may often be overlooked by commercial/mass-media and so-called "public" broadcasters. Community and independent college radio stations are operated, owned, and driven by the communities they serve. Community radio is not-for profit and provides a mechanism for facilitating individuals, groups, and communities to tell their own diverse stories, to share experiences, and in a media rich world to become active creators and contributors of media.
photo and text courtesy of the MIT Museum.