100.9 WXIR is Rochester, NY’s urban, alternative radio station.



OCTOBER 4-6, 2019

David Pakman, Saturday Keynote Speaker

We’re excited to announce the WXIR, WAYO and PODER are partnering to bring Grassroots Radio Conference to Rochester, NY on October 4 – 6, 2019. The event will be held at Visual Studies Workshop and School of the Arts, with a social at Radio Social.

The full schedule is in the throes of being finalized, but we are delighted to announce that the Saturday Keynote Address will feature  David Pakman, Host of The David Pakman Show, and the Sunday Keynote Address will feature Glen Ford, Executive Editor of Black Agenda Report. Click here for their bios.

Submissions are still being accepted for presentations at the conference.

Glen Ford, Sunday Keynote Speaker

Click here to submit your proposal.

You can register for all, one day, key note events only or the Radio Social event only. Register through August 31 to receive the Early Bird Discount on the full conference! For more information and to reserve your spot, visit the Grass Roots Radio Conference website

For information on sponsoring this exciting, high-profile event that draws radio representatives from across the country, contact Rashida Burch-Washington at RWashington@RCTVMedia.org.


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