Author Archives: Danielle Chynoweth

WRFU Raises Tower Now Reaching Entire Community

Have something to say? An issue or kind of music you are passionate about? Thanks WRFU’s new tower, now you can reach all of Champaign, Urbana, and Savoy through WRFU 104.5 FM, a community radio station located in the Independent … Continue reading

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Acceptance Speech by Danielle Chynoweth for Woman of the Year Award 2011

On October 13, 2011, UC-IMC co-founder Danielle Chynoweth was presented with the Woman of the Year Award at an event organized by the News-Gazette. To a packed room of more than 300 people, she gave the speech that appears below. … Continue reading

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Thousands of New Community Radio Stations on the Horizon with the Historic Passage of the Local Community Radio Act

Saturday, December 18, 2010, just days away from the end of Congress when all unresolved bills die, the Local Community Radio act passed the Senate, after a swift victory in the House the day before. This victory, which was the … Continue reading

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Make More Local Radio!

There is a new sound on the radio. Listen past the endless drone of manufactured music and centralized news feeds, and you might already hear it. It started with the murmur of a few hundred community radio stations, broadcasting with … Continue reading

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Globalizing Solidarity: Report Back from the World Social Forum in Nairobi

INDYMEDIA IN AFRICA This January, Urbana IMC members Jason Turner and I traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to join dozens of independent journalists from Uganda, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Germany and the Prometheus Radio Project from Philadelphia. We built two … Continue reading

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Closing the School of the Americas: A Protest Report

Fighting-for-the-living-mourning-for-the-dead protesters march with puppets, banners, masks, and coffins outside the gates of the School of the Americas in Columbus, Georgia. On November 18, nineteen residents of Champaign-Urbana joined over 10,000 people from around the country who had traveled to … Continue reading

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The SOA Protests in Context: A Diary of a City

After a 12-hour trip from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois without a map, we intuit our way through rural Georgia by following the language of war. We pursue signs leading to Veteran’s Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe, Memorial Stadium, and sure enough we are guided … Continue reading

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