Albany Times Union 11-12-19 “Filmmaker Penny Lane headed to Troy for ‘Hail Satan’ screening, workshop”


Albany Times Union
By Amy Biancolli
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Penny Lane, a documentary filmmaker who challenges expectations and flips subjects on their heads, will appear at the Sanctuary of Independent Media in Troy with her latest exercise in unconventional wisdom: “Hail Satan?,” a sympathetic look at Satanists. …

Albany Times Union 10-31-19 “Sanctuary plans events”


Troy venue to host live music, documentaries, NXIVM discussion
Staff report Published Thursday, October 31, 2019


A free event celebrating the work of Riverkeeper volunteers on the Hudson River will launch the fall season at The Sanctuary for Independent Media, located at the 3361 Sixth Ave. …

Sophia Cahillane

Capital Region Women in STEM

This page collects the various interviews done by NATURE Lab intern, Sophia Cahillane, with women in STEM fields. The idea for this came about before Sophia even joined the Sanctuary, but once she heard of the radio station here, she decided to put together a series of interviews with professional women in …

From WOOC (FM 105.3 Troy, NY) and The Sanctuary for Independent Media: The Spirit of the Suffragettes Rises in Troy’s Freedom Square

Posted on 11 July, 2019 by 

Suffragette Parade in New York City, May 6, 1912.

Suffragettes were out to change the world.  

They fought for the vote; they fought for workers, for sexual and reproductive rights, for abolition.  …

WOOC 105.3 FM

RADIO GA-GA: Sanctuary for Independent Media’s radio station nominated for national award



Given the limited range of WOOC 105.3 / Troy and its sister station WOOS 98.9 /Schenectady, you’d think the weeknight show …

Troy Announces Slate Of Summer Events

WAMC Northeast Report

Mayor Patrick Madden joined officials with Downtown Troy BID and event organizers today to announce summer activities planned in the Collar City.

The calendar of 2019 concerts, cultural celebrations, street festivals, and sporting events kicked off …

How an LPFM Produces an Hour of Hyper-Local News Every Weekday

by  on April 30, 2019 in Community RadioJournalismLPFMPodcast

Podcast: Download

Every weekday an all-volunteer reporting staff produces an hour of …

More Power to Low-Power FM!

“Hudson Mohawk Magazine” demonstrates how hyperlocal news shows can make their limited broadcast range their strength rather than a limitation



A view of downtown Troy, New York, where the Sanctuary for Independent Media serves the city of about 50,000 with a low-power FM hyperlocal news show, “Hudson Mohawk …

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