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Save Our Stained Glass Windows!


Have you ever noticed the magical glow inside the Sanctuary? Century-old stained-glass windows help …

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


RADIO GA-GA: SANCTUARY FOR INDEPENDENT MEDIA’S RADIO STATION NOMINATED FOR NATIONAL AWARD

NEWS
 LAST UPDATED JUN 29, 2019

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

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

ARTICLE BY GABE BULLARD

 

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 …

Taina at Freedom Square

Spirit of the Suffragettes


Spirit of the Suffragettes
Freedom Square, North Troy, …

$20,000 hole in our budget…


Let me explain what happened. For almost a decade, we’ve been receiving general operating support from the Electronic Media and Film program at the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA EMF). Their funding has been critical, particularly since operating support is very difficult to find in a grant world focused on funding one-shot …

Ras Moshe Burnett

Ras Moshe at Sanctuary for Independent Media


Published 2:16 pm EST, Wednesday, December 5, 2018

 

Ras Moshe

 

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Ras Moshe was born Theodore Burnett III in Brooklyn, heir to a rich family musical legacy. A grandfather who came to America from Jamaica played saxophone in bands led by luminaries like Chick Webb, Benny Carter and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. …

The Sanctuary is Hiring!


Volunteer Organizer/Coordinator
Part-time, 4-8 PM weekdays, $15/hour
 
About Us

Most people know us as The Sanctuary for Independent Media in North Troy, NY; the official non-profit 501(c)3 is incorporated as Media Alliance. Our mission is to use art and participatory action to promote social and environmental justice and freedom of creative expression.

Spotlight: Vusi Mahlasela at The Egg


Published 4:12 pm EDT, Wednesday, October 24, 2018

 

Vusi Mahlasela

 

His website details all the national celebrations Vusi Mahlasela has been a part of in post-apartheid South Africa, including performing at Nelson Mandela’s 1994 inauguration and during the 2010 World Cup tournament. He also opened for the Dave Matthews Band in …

Spotlight: LADAMA at Sanctuary for Independent Media


Published 4:57 pm EDT, Wednesday, October 10, 2018

LADAMA

The U.S. government is not too much associated these days with border-erasing, multinational cultural projects. Which perhaps makes Ladama’s existence even more compelling. According to their website bio, the group’s core members met in 2014 “while touring Los Angeles, Arizona, and New …

all-over-albany

The week ahead


posted Sep 23, 2018

The Royale opens at The Rep this week. / photo: Douglas C. Liebig

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (autumn), to hauntings, to the stage, to science, to …

Good things to do for the week ahead


Published 10:33 am EDT, Friday, September 21, 2018 
 

 

Delgres

VISUAL ARTS

In her new exhibit, “Slow Grow,” artist Jenny Kemp employs intricate parallel lines that slowly shift in intensity and hue. Kemp strives to reveal time and illumination through her gradations, imparting feelings of life and growth to those who …

Not the Next Hudson Newburgh, Catskill, and Troy, once downtrodden, are hoping recent revitalization doesn’t get out of hand.


REAL ESTATE 

Newburgh, Catskill, and Troy, once downtrodden, are hoping recent revitalization doesn’t get out of hand.

An 1880s Victorian mansion in Newburgh’s historic district.  …

Spotlight: Delgres at Sanctuary for Independent Media


Published 4:07 pm EDT, Wednesday, September 19, 2018
 

 

Delgres

Their record label describes Delgres as “the missing link of the blues,” and an interesting link they are. The trio is fronted by singer/guitarist Pascal Danae, who before starting Delgres had already made a musical career that included working with the likes of Peter …

Sanctuary for Independent Media Announces New Concerts


September 18th, 2018, 10:00 am by Greg

Chris Pasin will celebrate the music of Ornette Coleman at the Sanctuary for Independent Media.

Photograph by Rudy Lu

The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy has announced it fall season of …

Uptown Summer Week Five: Agency


The 2018 Uptown Summer program has now drawn to a close. The theme for our fifth week was agency. This week was the final push to perfect our radio projects before they are broadcast on WOOC FM. 

Between all the audio editing, we still found time to go outside …

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