Vote RFP for New Times Best of Phoenix Awards
Proving they're no flash-in-the-pan, Radio Free Phoenix celebrated it's 2nd year of non-commercial programming on August 18th.
Andy Olson, founder and program director of Radio Free Phoenix remains steadfast to his commitment to quality free form rock radio, presented commercial-free. Inspired by his personal hero, William Edward Compton, Olson has had the dream of Radio Free Phoenix for over 30 years. Radio Free Phoenix solicits donations from listeners, and encourages community businesses to sponsor commercial-free hours.
Radio Free Phoenix is involved in the community and in helping the less fortunate. RFP has helped numerous Valley non-profit agencies including The Valley of the Sun Community Diaper Bank, OLPH School and Katrina Survivors Charities. They also prominently feature various animal rescue agencies.
Billing itself as The Station with a Heart and a Conscience, Radio Free Phoenix distinguishes itself from other internet and satellite stations with local Phoenix rock radio personalities claiming a cumulative 100 years worth of rock radio experience. "The cache of simply "willing" the existence of Radio Free Phoenix, supercedes the need for monetary compensation for RFP's DJ's," says midday talent, Liz Boyle "We're not posers, 'cuz we're doin it for the cause. God Bless people like our afternoon guy, Dave Cooper. He's done an airshift every single weekday for two years, solid. We all donate our time for the love of the music and our desire to keep it alive in a free form, rock radio format."
From the standpoint of the radio business, the veteran staff of RFP is blazing the way for more defectors from the sinking ship of today's commercial radio industry.
Please vote to give Andy and Radio Free Phoenix the recognition they deserve for this public service, inspired and underwritten, by Andy's love of rock and roll and rock and roll radio.
Vote for Radio Free Phoenix: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/bestof/
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