Status Change at the FCC — “Accepted For Filing”

Let’s build a RADIO STATION!

Accepted_For_Filing_smallTODAY the FCC changed our LPFM application status from Received to Accepted For Filing, which means after a 30-day public comment window, Newark Community Radio will have the blessing of the Federal government to build an FM radio station to cover Newark, Delaware!

Pass the PEANUTS, let’s LAUNCH this thing!

I’m going to need your help with everything from fund raising to antenna raising.  This is an amazing opportunity.  It’s time to grab on AND GO!

THANK YOU for taking this thing from a wild idea to a wild reality.  STAY TUNED — We’re just getting STARTED!

All the best from Newark,


Editor’s Pick at — AGAIN!

Redmond LOVES Radio Newark

We’ve all seen the fake video of the guy getting struck by lightning twice, but this is FOR REAL, for real.  Radio Newark has been selected as the Editor’s Pick at Microsoft’s  No kidding — check it out!

Science Radio Station Selected As Editors Pick At

I think it’s the creativity of geniuses like Dr. John Leinhard (The Engines of Our Ingenuity), Steven Cherry (IEEE Techwise Conversations), Dr. Seth Shostak and Molly Bently (SETI Institure / Big Picture Science, Roy H. Williams (Wizard Academy / Monday Morning Memo) and Dan Misener (Grownups Read Things They Wrote As Kids) that make Radio Newark so interesting, entertaining, and inspirational.

But it is active listeners — you, me, all of us — that make the station alive.  You give the station breath by telling your friends, blogging about it, Liking us on Facebook, and adding our listings to Internet directories around the world.

Thank you for making this happen.  We wouldn’t be where we are without you.




The Scenery is Always Changing

Sometimes I think of Radio Newark as “Short Attention Span Radio.”  I don’t have hours of time to sit and listen, just a few minutes here and there.  I need audio content in bite-sized chunks, not 40 minute blocks.  So most of our programming is short.  The longest piece is 22 minutes and the average length is probably about five or six minutes.  Long segments — over ten minutes — only happen once an hour.

And the program clock changes every hour.  Other than news at the top of the hour (exactly) and at the bottom as well (plus or minus ten minutes), you will find a complete mash-up of audio in between.  I don’t get bored that way.  Hopefully, you’ll enjoy this new kind of a rotation too.

Welcome to Radio Newark

Spoken Word programming for people who LISTEN

Newark Community Radio, Inc., searches the Internet for audio content that SETS YOUR BRAIN ON FIRE.  Our programming is oriented towards intelligent, thinking people who actually listen to what they are hearing.  We tilt towards the scientific, covering topics like space news, new developments in medicine, and interviews with scientists and researchers.  But we also offer more International news and features than you’ll find on a typical radio station.


Spoken Word Programming for the World

Clearly, we’ve overreached our initial concept of Local Radio.  Two reasons why — but first, here are the links to listen:

iPhone, Mac: Radio Newark MP3.

Windows user: Radio Newark WMA stream right here.

 ALERT!  We’re moving to RadioNewark.ORG!

I’m leaving this site operational, but just to maintain links and provide some continuity.  All of the new goodness is now found ON THE NEW WEBSITE HERE.  Thanks for listening!

 Two reasons why we’ve broadened our scope —

1. There is a LOT of great programming out there of interest to many people around the world.

2. We don’t have the time to train and manage a thundering horde of microphone-wielding wannabe junior reporters.

In our continuing quest for the best in spoken word programming, we have signed additional affiliation agreements or obtained rebroadcasting permission from the Deutsche Welle, Irrational Public Radio, EarthSky, Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Catastrophe Exchange, and Industrial Info Resources.  Yay!

There’s more in the works!  We (the content hounds of Radio Newark) are on “a never-ending quest” for audio so stimulating it SETS YOUR BRAIN ON FIRE.

AND…we’ve built a REAL WEBSITE!  Illuminova Technical Services offered to buy us a ‘skin’ for our Thesis theme that we run on WordPress.  The skin is called New Chapter from a company called Templatica.  Let us know what you think.  We’re building out individual pages for our contributors and programs, as well as $6000 for EVERYONE! **

** I feel like I have to put some kind of a disclaimer, here, because some idiot will take “$6000 for EVERYONE” literally.  So you, dear listerner, can stop reading here.  The rest is for the idiot.

OK — now, Idiot, I want you to know that there’s no $6000 for you or anyone else.  It’s just our little way of surprising a part of your mind that needs a little tickle now and again.  I’m sorry to have troubled you.  Now go back to sleep.  End of disclaimer. **

What else would YOU like to hear on Radio Newark?  Let me know at info at radionewark dot com.  Thanks!


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