Democracy requires an informed public...
It is our mission to:
Produce programming designed to educate and inform listeners about issues that impact our community.
Seek out and amplify the voices, stories, issues and viewpoints of groups and individuals in our community routinely ignored by the mainstream media.
Promote understanding and collaboration among diverse groups in our community.
Support local efforts to network and organize in ways that strengthen our community and our democracy.
Forward Radio (WFMP-LP Louisville 106.5fm) is a grassroots, listener-sponsored, all-volunteer community radio station operating as an independent nonprofit in pursuit of social, economic and environmental justice.
Through training and collaboration, Forward Radio seeks to create a network of community partners to aid in building a more diverse and locally relevant media. This is radio for the people, by the people!
The station went on air on April 9, 2017 and was originally launched as a new media project of the Louisville Chapter of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR). In 2021, we celebrated our independence as a new 501(c)(3) non-profit, WFMP Low Power Radio, Inc.
Forward Radio’s studio and transmitter is in the historic Heyburn Building at 332 W Broadway in
downtown Louisville, KY 40202. Our FM signal is broadcast from an antenna on the roof of the 17-story building. That height allows our low power signal to reach a relatively large geographic area, and our online live-stream and podcasts reach a global audience.
This map shows a projection of our coverage area, with our FM signal reaching at least 300,000 residents in the Metro Louisville area. Actual real-time reception is influenced by weather, local geography, infrastructure, interference, and the size, quality and placement of your radio antenna. If you cannot tune us in on 106.5fm, please listen online above. (source: Radio-Locator)
We want YOU to get "Radio Active" with us and help make media that matters!
It’s time to grab the mic from the mainstream media and begin telling OUR stories from OUR perspectives.
It’s time for a new voice on the airwaves – YOUR VOICE!