BlackBox Radio


BlackBox Radio is a locally produced, independent radio news show that airs on 88.3FM, WCBN in Ann Arbor, Michigan and covers issues from the local to the international. BlackBox aims to support movements for justice by giving voice to those excluded and misrepresented by the dominant media. We are motivated and inspired by people who work for a better world despite corporate media’s distortions. Like other collectively run independent media outlets, we aim to create radical, accurate and passionate tellings of truth. BlackBox Radio is committed to covering grassroots efforts to develop an egalitarian, sustainable society.

The History of BlackBox Radio
Our news program was born out of the success of the Michigan Independent Media Center’s live radio coverage of the 2004 Presidential elections. Community activists joined together with DJs from WCBN to produce 48 hours of non-stop local and national interviews, commentary, and call-in reports on issues concerning voters in Southeastern Michigan, over both the internet and on air. A few weeks after our successful elections coverage, (a first experience with radio for many of us), the BlackBox Radio collective formed with the goal of producing a half-hour news show each week. BlackBox Radio aired its first show on December 14, 2004, covering topics such as divestment from Israel, the Men Against Violence Against Women campaign, and a local Protest Art Show. We’ve been going strong ever since!



  1. come back black box. we need you!

    Comment by ben — February 13, 2007 @ 12:06 am

  2. please add me to your list for updates and local events


    Comment by C Hunt — September 15, 2007 @ 12:13 am

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