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The Kings Collective Free Form Radio Show airs Sunday mornings from 9:00am-10:00am on WOBC, Oberlin College and Community Radio.
This show seeks to serve as a resource and nexus of information for local community members who are affected by incarceration, both personally or through family and friends. Shows vary weekly, with interviews from community members who are currently organizing against mass incarceration and involved in re-entry work in North East, Ohio. This show is a platform for incarcerated individuals in the surrounding area to submit their writings to be read over the air.
Each week our playlists are created in collaboration with people who are currently incarcerated. Calls from family and friends who are reaching out to individuals incarcerated within the broadcast width are welcome and encouraged to call and have their messages of love played during the show.
Prisons are powerful because they silence and disappear the people that they lock away. Finding ways to hear those voices is an act of resistance and love.
By creating new and expressive ways to communicate, little by little, we break down those walls through the air waves. While communities may be separated by bars, we hope that we can use the radio to connect those on the inside with those of us who are on the outside.
For more information, contact Kaela Sanborn-Hum at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jamie Gerber at email@example.com
Hear the November 3 show here: