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Catalyst Radio: Rapidian staff go live on WYCE to raise funds

The Rapidian's first-ever fund drive is seeking 250 supporters, and concludes with a community celebration at Brewery Vivant Sunday afternoon.
Underwriting support from:

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

The Rapidian's Chelsea LaForge, Holly Bechiri, and Linda Gellasch live on the air

The Rapidian's Chelsea LaForge, Holly Bechiri, and Linda Gellasch live on the air /George Wietor

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.



This week on Catalyst Radio we depart from our regular format in order to go live on WYCE for The Rapidian's first-ever fund drive.

We are raising funds this week to help make Grand Rapids' hyperlocal citizen journalism website ( sustainable, and enduring.

Taking turns at the Catalyst Radio microphone are Rapidian staff members Chelsea LaForge (community engagement coordinator), Holly Bechiri (managing editor) and George Wietor (new media specialist for CMC).



Local music this week comes from bands either giving their support to The Rapidian’s fund drive, or featured in articles posted to The Rapidian. Included are Valentiger, Midnight Cattle Callers, Ghost Heart, Jimmy Stagger and Alexis.


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