KRSM is a low-power FM radio station based out of the Phillips neighborhood in South Minneapolis. Broadcasting at 98.9 FM, this is a hyper-local platform for amplifying the voices, stories, cultures, and conversations happening in our neighborhoods. Our focus is on communities that are marginalized, misrepresented, and erased by traditional media. For example, our schedule features shows in 6 different languages (English, Spanish, Somali, Ojibwe, Hmong, and Haitian Creole), and we air 9 hours of programming each week by Indigenous hosts.
With recording equipment available for loan, over 200 free media skills training classes each year, and a studio outfitted with audio editing software, we are set up to help train the storytellers and community voices of tomorrow. And we have several programs (Student-Powered Radio, Community DJ’s, Southside 60) designed to help bring the diverse voices of our Southside neighbors to the airwaves.
KRSM is located at the Waite House Community Center, and it is part of Pillsbury United Communities’ media initiative which aims to provide a platform for raising up stories of the community. Designed in partnership with Hope Community, Voices For Racial Justice, Little Earth of United Tribes, Main Street Project, and the Native American Community Development Institute, as well as a volunteer base of over 100 neighbors, we officially launched in November 2017.
Minneapolis broadcast range.
Combined broadcast ranges of our station in Minneapolis and our two sister stations in St. Paul.
After a few month wait since our app for Android was released in September last year, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users can now rejoice—our KRSM Radio app is now available for iOS devices in the [...]
New KRSM antenna broadcasting from the top of North Star Mini Storage on Lake Street in S. Minneapolis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, November 24, 2017 Contact: Brendan Kelly KRSM Station Manager 612-735-1825 firstname.lastname@example.org [...]
Have an Android phone? You can now download our new KRSM phone app from the Google Play Store! Now you can livestream our station straight from here. And yes...for those of us with Apple devices, [...]
KRSM Radio has a variety of volunteer opportunities of different lengths. Please consider making yourself available to help advance our Southside Media Project. Volunteer hours are flexible! Anyone can volunteer! DAILY ACTIVITIES: Update social [...]
A message from Station Manager Brendan Kelly following the June fundraising campaign: At the beginning of this month, we turned to our community for help. We asked you to give what you could to help [...]
Last week, one of our newest programmers, Deatrick LaPointe (who will soon be launching his The Take-Care Show), sat down with Bruce Thao to discuss his new role working at the Minnesota Department of Health. [...]