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.
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