Radio Free Nashville Launches After Eight Years of Labor

At 7pm on Sunday night, Radio Free Nashville flipped its switch, letting lose 100 watts of community-run audio programming to the southern section of Nashville over the 98.9 low-power FM frequency. Station founder Ginny Welsch gave a tear-filled greeting to the group of about 100 supporters, some of whom had worked with her for close to 8 years toward this goal. After a few words she choked up and couldn't continue. "This has been an 8 year birthing process," said programmer Dawn Kirk, taking the mic. "Most women take 9 months to birth something!"


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