About G-town Radio

About Us

G-town Radio is a community internet radio station that broadcast 24 hours a day.  We are located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.  Our mission is to be an exceptional outlet for local content, community news, and a diverse spectrum of music. We strive to broadcast sounds, ideas, and talk not found on mainstream media. It is our belief that a strong community is one that offers a platform for neighbors, community members and listeners to share news and generate discussion on topics that impact our neighborhood, our city and the world.

G-town Radio is a tax exempt non-profit (501(c)3). Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. All money goes directly into creating more and better programming. To make a donation visit the Donate page of our website. Learn more about G-town Radio in the Press section of our site. 

Need to reach someone at G-town Radio?  Send an instant message during live shows to gtownradio or call us in the studio at 215-609-4301.  If no one is in the studio visit our Contact page to reach us by email or snail mail. 

 

The Importance of Local Media 

Since the Telecommunications Act of 1996 the media industry has seen rapid consolidation of ownership into the hands of a few massive conglomerates.  Newspaper, radio and television owners continually seek the further relaxing of regulations to expand their scope and influence.  The barriers of entry into these traditional forms of media have made grassroots or contrary points of view difficult or impossible to express.  Localism is drowned out.  The best interests of communities are forsaken for shareholders and the bottom line.

Simultaneously, advances in technology have created new forms of media that outpace the grip of media giants, lobbyists and the lawmakers that protect their interests.  Internet radio is one of these mediums.  A relatively low cost of entry and mature infrastructure allow individuals or groups to reach audiences across the street or across the globe.

G-town Radio strives to level the playing field of media access by focusing on the neighborhood of Germantown, the surrounding communities and all of Philadelphia.