Occupying the netwaves since its 1996 launch in Baltimore, Md., nonprofit media activism and writing services firm Grateful Dread Peace Media has presented GratefulDread Public Radio, an internet radio station airing diverse sounds and ideas for open minds: our singular “Kind Mix” of multigenre music, progressive news/talk programming and commentary, POVs you won’t hear on corporate media, activism information and opportunities, info you can use on a variety of subjects, and more.
The mission behind the music and information is to spread a peace and justice message throughout Summit, the California Bay Area and the available listening community (the world); to entertain, inform, inspire and involve in hopes of motivating people to do their part to make this a better world; to give needed exposure to artists shut out of the mainstream; to educate on progressive issues, tolerance and nonviolence; to help in some small way to bring about a more peaceful, just, open society where equality under law exists for all.
Listening is available for free: LISTEN LIVE.
You can also access GratefulDread Public Radio via Live365.com, Netflix, Hulu Plus, TiVo, Roku, Kindle Fire and a host of other devices. It’s also available on your iPhone or Android smartphone: Get the Live365 app and search for GratefulDread Public Radio.
This is an activist/altruist nonprofit effort, radio on the honor system. GDPR lives or dies on the contributions of listener-members. If you can help with a contribution of any amount or by becoming a Supporting Member (starts at $5 per month), please do—we need you. Donate directly with Paypal or a credit card. Contributions are not tax-deductible at this time.
GRATEFUL DREAD PUBLIC RADIO
c/o NR Davis, Program/Music Director
61 Maple Street #964
Summit, NJ 07901
This is also the official mailing address for Grateful Dread Peace Media.
We are looking toward building partnerships with progressive and GLBT organizations and businesses, activists and artists in and around northern New Jersey, the New York City area and the California Bay Area. If you are involved with such a venture, odds are we’re on the same side in the world-fixing game; please contact us about the good we can do together via GDPR.
Station Manager / Program-Music Director / Producer-Editor NR DAVIS is the founder of Grateful Dread Peace Media, in existence since 1996 to use media to make a better, more informed world. GDPM is an activist/journalism nonprofit community service venture that includes Grateful Dread Public Radio and The Armchair Activist. Additionally, she is a progressive issues activist (now involved in Occupy Wall Street), co-founder and moderator of the Baltimore Activists Coalition and a member of the GLBT direct-action group Soulforce. Natalie is long-known in the blogosphere for the award-winning All Facts and Opinions. Formerly a reporter and editor with the Baltimore Alternative and the City Paper alternative weeklies of Baltimore and Washington, an air personality/voiceover artist with numerous terrestrial radio stations, a producer for CBS Radio Baltimore, and a talk show producer/co-host for Sirius Satellite Radio, the 30+-year broadcast, print and new media journalism vet is now an editor with Patch Media. Her work has been published internationally and honored by numerous organizations including the Maryland Society of Professional Journalists and the Vice Versa GLBT Journalism Awards. The Baltimore native and mother of two is the co-author of Real Estate Careers, 2011, available on amazon.com, and an occasionally actively performing singer-songwriter and guitarist.
News Director KIM BEAVERS started making waves in journalism as early as high school. In her early 20s, she sold advertising for The Baltimore Chronicle, a progressive newspaper, and moved on to writing stories and taking photos. Kim then dived into the local poetry scene as a spoken word artist, and her first book of poetry, Sleeping With Ghosts, was published in 1992. She next was hired as one of the first woman news reporters for the Baltimore Gay Paper. Kim moved on to the Baltimore Alternative as a news reporter, where she and NR Davis teamed up on a number of hard-hitting investigative stories. She arrived in Northern California on the last day of 1999 and spent much time working as an environmental activist involved with causes including Save the Oaks, the longest running urban tree sit in U.S. history. She also worked for the Independent newspaper in Humboldt and volunteered for KMUD radio. In 2007, she was named west coast news correspondent for Grateful Dread Public Radio. She made a huge splash with her first major project for GDPR, coverage of the 40th anniversary of Summer of Love at Golden Gate Park. As the Occupy movement grew, so did the need for more non-mainstream media news coverage. Kim was promoted to GDPR news director in Jan. 2012, and was arrested for the first time ever on Jan. 28, 2012, at an Occupy Oakland action. Four hundred people, including Kim and at least eight other journalists, were arrested in the largest mass arrest in Oakland history.
Grateful Dread Public Radio
61 Maple Street #964
Summit, NJ 07901