Groundwire: grassroots news for Canada
Every morning CKUT 90.3FM, the campus community station I volunteer with in Montreal, plays 15 minutes of headlines from the amazing New York-based Democracy Now. But while I enjoy the news I get from DN everyday, more and more I’ve been thinking, ‘I really wish someone was doing this in Canada.’
And while it may not be at the level of Democracy Now yet, GroundWire is providing the answer to that wish. GW is a Canada-wide half-hour grassroots news program produced on a rotating basis by community radio station across the country (full-disclosure: I produced a short piece for them back in Feb 09) . Thanks to a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada, they’ve just gone from producing the show every month to every two weeks, and the quality and scope is constantly improving.
The first bi-weekly program just came out: take a listen at groundwire.ncra.ca, and spread the word!