Ann Arbor Community Radio is a project of the Make This World Foundation, a Michigan based Not for Profit Corporation formed in 2009. The foundation is organized to provide distribution for cause-related media campaigns. We produce PSA's, fundraising appeals and other outreach marketing on behalf of fellow non-profits. Ann Arbor Community Radio is created to promote greater on-air diversity as well as support for local voices and independent music on the airwaves of "Tree Town, USA".
In Late 2010, with passage of the Local Community Radio Act, new non-commercial radio stations were granted the chance to seek licenses for the first time in more than a decade. The FCC accepted new applications from prospective stations in November 2013 and Ann Arbor Community Radio was the only Washtenaw County applicant to file a submission. We were among the first in the nation to be granted approval for a construction permit in January 2014.
We are particularly interested in promoting greater diversity on the airwaves by providing access to communities traditionally under-represented in media including African American & multicultural families, women and seniors. It's our goal that a new station will ultimately serve as a resource for Ann Arbor residents and learning outlet for local students interested in pursuing careers in media and broadcasting.