Rocking for People-Powered Radio WDYO-FM
Written by Natalie Davis on November 18, 2015
Venturing out in a few hours wearing my porkpie, a Bernie tee, and a smile: Workers Dignity/Dignidad Obrera sponsors a super all-ages concert event to benefit the forthcoming independent FM 104.1 WDYO.
From the group’s website:
Workers’ Dignity is launching WDYO, a low-power FM station that you’ll be able to listen to almost anywhere in the city. The nuts and bolts will be run by the members of Nashville’s first worker-center, the people who built and run our city and who know its ins and outs better than anyone. Our working-class DJs — the same people who have fought some of the city’s most epic battles for social justice over the last decade — are bringing their revolutionary energy to spin new music from all over the world, intermingled with news and analysis reflecting the reality of a new, increasingly diverse Nashville.
The show will be a much-needed fundraiser for the effort (radio is expensive, gang), but it also will celebrate the group’s successful and still ongoing Kickstarter campaign!
Rebels with a Cause features Bronx hip-hop duo Rebel Diaz and their songs and beats of justice and struggle. Opening the show is Nashville revolutionary Latin fusion band Revol.Fusion. The show starts at 7 pm at SEIU Local 205, 521 Central Ave, 37211. Tickets are $10 at the door, and there will be donation boxes available to help the radio cause further.
At the same time, a bunch of us Bernheads will be registering voters at nearby Cafe Coco. Stop by and make sure you can participate in Tennessee’s March 1 primary election!