Utah Free Media (UtahFM) is a forum for the people, music and ideas that populate Utah. In addition to the live-stream and archives we offer, UtahFM’s core quality of community means that we can extend ourselves in ways traditionally thought outside the realm of public radio – unique and captivating partnerships with neighboring organizations that deliver on similar aims as ours – great culture, unique and engaging experiences. From our downtown, Salt Lake City studio, Utah Free Media can grow to become a major community force – the truly community radio force of Salt Lake City that is liberated from entanglements of various natures that notoriously encumber other radio endeavors.
We’ve been independent since we got into radio 30 years ago. Independence means freedom to make unique and new cultural associations, break and redefine the possibilities of genre and medium, deliver content that is free from auxiliary or secondary pressures or considerations, and to really focus on what matters most to us: great programming, innovative DJs, authentic community connections, and the opportunity to connect folks who may ordinarily be inside their own post-modern bubbles and form a community made up of true individuals. Folks who make up their own mind, follow their own bliss and choose to pursue their own interests in life rather than the hashed-out, cliche and boring. We are independent because we choose to be, and we intend to capitalize on every bit of that unique opportunity.
Utah Free Media (UtahFM) is a station unabashedly driven by amateur radio enthusiasts. While we run our station professionally and take our commitment to quality seriously, we are, ultimately, just plain enthusiasts of great public radio. We create programming out of the matter that tickles our souls, and will in turn, tickle those of others. Our collective interests, passions, connections, knowledge, experience and drive will make this station a unique and invaluable source for authentic community programming. We offer audiences a live-feed by which they can hear everything we’ve got to offer – a voyage through the eclectic annals of Salt Lake music and adventurous radio programming. The enthusiastic listener thus connects, quickly and powerfully, with the programmer.