WHO WE ARE
Rainier Avenue Radio Is YOUR community radio station & multi-media network. Based in the historic Columbia City Theater, we are dedicated to amplifying the diverse voices of our communities; and are proud to serve Seattle and surrounding communities with opportunities to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. You'll hear a range of music; sports; regional traffic; local & national news; happenings around greater Seattle; and talk shows including political, current events, diverse languages, and children's programming created BY members of our communities.Since launching April 2017, we have grown to produce over 80 recurring community-member made shows; broadcasted Live from 50+ community events; hosted 30 regional political debates; and delivered live sports broadcasts of high school sports including football, basketball, and the Metro League Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
YOUR DONATIONS contribute to:
- Producing community-created programming and live broadcasts from community events.
- Delivering our digital media and broadcasting training programs
- Cultivating a community platform for local information and news
- Supporting events and programs like:
CADMARainier Avenue Radio is proud of our CADMA (Creative Arts Digital Media Academy), a provider of community training in digital media to youth, adults and seniors across the Seattle area, including at our computer lab.
Students receive instruction in Communications and journalism, Television and radio broadcast, Video and film editing, Digital photography, Web design, Social media and podcasts, Using digital media in business, and Using social media for social change.
CADMA operates under three guiding principles and we strive to instill these values in our students: Mutual Respect, High Achievement, Teamwork.
Call to Conscience Black History Month Museum
Rainier Avenue Radio hosted the Call to Conscience museum for the entirety of February at the Columbia City Theater. 14 installations, including exhibits from the Seattle Black Panther Party, the Black Heritage Society, and the Hartsfield Slave Quilt Collection, displayed the history and contributions of the Black community in Seattle. This museum was dedicated to shining light on excellence and truth often disregarded by major media and academia.
Make Music Day
An annual worldwide celebration to making music, hosted in Seattle by Rainier Avenue Radio. Every Summer Solstice, June 21, Seattle ignites in musical spirit. Rainier Avenue Radio live broadcasts and supplies featured entertainment, local vendors, and community enjoyment free of charge to the residents of Seattle.