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G-town Radio/WGGT-LP 92.9 Our mission is to be an exceptional outlet for local content, community news, and great music. We strive to broadcast sounds, ideas, and talk not found on mainstream media.

G-town Radio is a community radio station for Germantown, NW Philadelphia, and the entire city of Philadelphia. We broadcast 24/7 from our studio in the Maplewood Mall. Listen on 92,9 FM Wednesday noon to Sunday midnight and anytime online.

G-town Radio is a community radio station for Germantown, NW Philadelphia, and the entire city of Philadelphia. We broadcast 24/7 from our studio in the Maplewood Mall. Listen on 92,9 FM Wednesday noon to Sunday midnight and anytime online.

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Application opened 4/15/22 for round #2. 12 selected POC-owned businesses will receive a $50,000 forgivable loan… forgiv...
04/21/2022
City Launches Second Round of Boost Your Business Fund | Department of Commerce

Application opened 4/15/22 for round #2. 12 selected POC-owned businesses will receive a $50,000 forgivable loan… forgiven when the business meets its stated growth goals: new contracts, revenue, and employee growth. Must have annual revenues of $350k. Spread the word.

City Launches Second Round of Boost Your Business Fund— Learn more!

Anthropocene Economics: Leonard Nakamura, emeritus economist Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
04/16/2022
Anthropocene Economics: Leonard Nakamura, emeritus economist Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Anthropocene Economics: Leonard Nakamura, emeritus economist Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Would a different, and potentially better, approach to economics help policy makers make better decisions? We discuss this with Leonard Nakamura, emeritus economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on this show aired 4/15/22. Planet Philadelphia, is a radio show about our shared environme...

Green Street Friends Meeting is hosting an IN PERSON free legal clinic for Black Germantown Homeowners today, Saturday, ...
04/16/2022
Germantown Quakers plan to give $500,000 as reparations to Black neighbors over the next decade

Green Street Friends Meeting is hosting an IN PERSON free legal clinic for Black Germantown Homeowners today, Saturday, April 16th, from 10am-2pm at Green Street Meeting, 45 W. Schoolhouse Lane. Stream Vanessa's Money Hour January interview with their Reparations team leaders @ vllconsulting[dot]com/podcast.

Green Street Friends is starting with a series of legal clinics to help preserve the wealth of Black homeowners.

Tune your ears towards FEWSH this Sunday morning from 10am to noon, for a special encore airing dating back to November ...
04/16/2022

Tune your ears towards FEWSH this Sunday morning from 10am to noon, for a special encore airing dating back to November of 2015 when Tom Casetta, host of Listen Up! joined Reade for a euphonious music question and answer session.

Saturday 6pm-8pm The Jazz Continuum hosted by David Brown. Listen locally at 92.9 FM or stream online www.gtownradio.com...
04/16/2022

Saturday 6pm-8pm The Jazz Continuum hosted by David Brown. Listen locally at 92.9 FM or stream online www.gtownradio.com #LPFM #jazz #phillyradio

Environmental Justice in Philadelphia
04/02/2022
Environmental Justice in Philadelphia

Environmental Justice in Philadelphia

Guests Saleem Chapman, Genevieve LeMee and Carolyn Moseley talk about the City’s new EJ Commission’s goals. This interview was aired 4/1/22. Also on this show, Linda Rosenwein’s compilation of recent environmental issues and events. Planet Philadelphia, is a radio show about our shared environ...

On today's Show, we had Multi GRAMMY  @ STELLAR Awards WINNER   @ImEricaCampbell ... Use the link to watch the Video Int...
04/02/2022

On today's Show, we had Multi GRAMMY @ STELLAR Awards WINNER @ImEricaCampbell ... Use the link to watch the Video InterView!!!
https://youtu.be/3xgEj6DvzfY

Sisterhood, Support and Economic Empowerment are themes of the “Sistas Elevating Sistahs Women’s Empowerment Conference"...
04/01/2022
Upcoming Events

Sisterhood, Support and Economic Empowerment are themes of the “Sistas Elevating Sistahs Women’s Empowerment Conference" next weekend in Baltimore. Hear conference founder, Coach RinaJD, and two of her speakers talk about the sessions including Asset Building with real estate, Maximizing Earning Potential and Mental Health in Stressful Environments. Tune into Vanessa’s Money Hour at 1pm EST Saturday, on 92.9FM or online at gtownradio.com.

Over two days, we will host powerful presentations, panels, and conversations that will help you navigate through the important areas of your life. The pandemic has created a different world, with unique challenges, forcing the emergence of varied leadership styles. There is a need for innovative st...

THE JAZZ CONTINUUM: Arranged by…Saturday, April 2, 6-8pmHosted by David BrownListen locally at G-Town Radio 92.9 FM – Ph...
04/01/2022

THE JAZZ CONTINUUM: Arranged by…Saturday, April 2, 6-8pm
Hosted by David Brown
Listen locally at G-Town Radio 92.9 FM – Philadelphia
Stream online at www.gtownradio.com
This week, large ensembles arranged Don Sebesky for Freddie Hubbard, Mary Lou Williams for the Twelve Clouds of Joy, Melba Liston for The Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra plus arrangements by Miho Hazama (pictured), Quincy Jones, Kamasi Washington and more. Then, Jazz and spoken word creations from Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and Darius Jones. Go big on the Jazz Continuum. Photo Miho Hazma by Agnete Schlichtkrull. #LPFM #jazz #phillyradio

Saturday 6p-8p The Jazz Continuum hosted by David Brown. This week, JC plays pretty for you. Ballads, blues, and soulful...
03/26/2022

Saturday 6p-8p The Jazz Continuum hosted by David Brown. This week, JC plays pretty for you. Ballads, blues, and soulful tunes from Vi Redd, Ben Webster, Joel Ross, Derek Bailey, Somi (pictured), Les McCann, King Fleming, and many more. Plus, a remembrance of pianist Jessica Williams. Hosted by David Brown. Stream live at www.gtownradio.com, later at www.allaboutjazz.com. Listen locally at G-Town Radio 92.9 FM – Philadelphia. #LPFM #jazz #Phillyradio

The G-Town Radio community is mourning the loss of its founder.Jim Bear, the founder and long-time leader of G-Town Radi...
03/23/2022
The G-Town Radio Community Is Mourning The Loss Of Its Founder

The G-Town Radio community is mourning the loss of its founder.

Jim Bear, the founder and long-time leader of G-Town Radio, passed away on Friday following a valiant fight against lung cancer. He was 48.

A tireless worker, dedicated community member, and loving husband, father and friend, Bear left a legacy in the community that will not soon be forgotten. During his 14 years with the station, Jim built G-Town Radio from a small start-up to an award-winning station that has garnered national praise and attention as a model for community radio.

The G-Town Radio community is mourning the loss of its founder. Jim Bear, the founder and long-time leader of G-Town Radio, passed away on Friday

03/23/2022

Save the date! Join us Sunday March 27 from 2-5pm as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wages for Housework Campaign with a launch of the WFH Community Archives at the new Crossroads Women’s Center, 5011 Wayne Ave, Philadelphia. Virtual and in-person program starting at 2:30pm, register online: bit.ly/WFHPhilaM27 Event page: facebook.com/events/1381581208962419 #WagesForHousework 50 years of campaigning ✊🏿✊🏽✊🏻

Public Utility Commissions in our changing energy landscape; Cory Felder (RMI) by Planet Philadelphia
03/20/2022
Public Utility Commissions in our changing energy landscape; Cory Felder (RMI) by Planet Philadelphia

Public Utility Commissions in our changing energy landscape; Cory Felder (RMI) by Planet Philadelphia

All states have Public Utility Commissions (PUCs). Cory Felder is a Manager on Rocky Mountain Institute’s Carbon-Free Electricity Team. In this segment, aired 3/18/22, he tells us about PUCs, their effect on the environment, what changes are needed for their functioning, and what influences them. ...

Public Utility Commissions in our changing energy landscape; Cory Felder (RMI) by Planet Philadelphia
03/20/2022
Public Utility Commissions in our changing energy landscape; Cory Felder (RMI) by Planet Philadelphia

Public Utility Commissions in our changing energy landscape; Cory Felder (RMI) by Planet Philadelphia

All states have Public Utility Commissions (PUCs). Cory Felder is a Manager on Rocky Mountain Institute’s Carbon-Free Electricity Team. In this segment, aired 3/18/22, he tells us about PUCs, their effect on the environment, what changes are needed for their functioning, and what influences them. ...

Do you have questions about the public bank movement? I’ll interview leaders from WILPF and An Economy of Our Own who’ve...
03/18/2022
Learning Circle: Public Banking Series

Do you have questions about the public bank movement? I’ll interview leaders from WILPF and An Economy of Our Own who’ve partnered to offer a 6-week women’s learning circle starting April 8th. Sign up now to claim your virtual seat. Philly’s on the path to become the first to take their money out of Wall Street and invest it in our city and citizens. Tune into Vanessa’s Money Hour at 1pm EST Saturday, on 92.9FM or online at gtownradio.com.

Learn more about public banking—and become a skilled advocate for economic change in your community!

Reade McCardell
03/13/2022
Reade McCardell

Reade McCardell

Reade McCardell is on Mixcloud. Listen for free to their radio shows, DJ mix sets and Podcasts

Nice profile of Philly's impact focused real estate development mentions G-Town Radio's newest board member, Christa Bar...
03/12/2022
Philadelphia developers creating blueprint for social impact with latest projects - Philadelphia Business Journal

Nice profile of Philly's impact focused real estate development mentions G-Town Radio's newest board member, Christa Barfield: "FarmerJawn leased 800 square feet and will have a commercial storefront where owner Christa Barfield will have a pick-up spot for her customers and a commercial kitchen. Outside of that space, FarmerJawn will have a garden totaling 3,200 square feet." Congratulations Christa!

Mission-driven real estate development isn't just for nonprofits anymore as local firms look to blend purpose and profit with their latest projects.

The Jazz Continuum Saturday, March 12, 6-8pmTonight, a smokin’ Shirley Scott side plus a tribute to McCoy Tyner. We’ll s...
03/12/2022

The Jazz Continuum Saturday, March 12, 6-8pm
Tonight, a smokin’ Shirley Scott side plus a tribute to McCoy Tyner. We’ll spin tracks from modern jazz luminaries Ambrose Akinmusire, Kris Davis and Gerald Cleaver who are coming to Philly. Then, we’ll hear arrangers Hefti, Berns and Gillespie in action, plus new works from Cecile McLorin Salvant, Melissa Aldana, Punkt. Vrt. Plastic., and more. Listen locally at G-Town Radio 92.9 FM, live at gtownradio.com or later at AllAboutJazz.com. Hosted by David Brown. #jazzmusic #LPFM #phillyradio

Promising Innovations to Lower Greenhouse Gases - 3/4/22
03/05/2022
Promising Innovations to Lower Greenhouse Gases - 3/4/22

Promising Innovations to Lower Greenhouse Gases - 3/4/22

Technological innovations are in development all the time to reduce significant sources of greenhouse gases. Here are a couple, one which addresses food preservation and the other methane in the atmosphere. Guests: • Mathew Powell-Palm from Berkeley’s University of California in the Department o...

Tonight! I picked up a Blue Note box set titled “One Night with Blue Note Preserved". It contains a concert presented at...
03/05/2022

Tonight! I picked up a Blue Note box set titled “One Night with Blue Note Preserved". It contains a concert presented at Town Hall, NYC in February of 1985 which relaunched the historic label after years of dormancy. Tonight, in addition to selections from this concert – Herbie Hancock, Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner and others - we’ll explore other live recordings from Town Hall. Artists include: Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Nina Simone, Ornette Coleman, Bill Evans, Sara Vaughn, Cecil Taylor and others, all live from Town Hall.
Photo: Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter, Joe Henderson.

Today @ 10am Grammmy Nominee and 5 x Stellar Award winning Artist Jekalyn Carr joins Brother D. N Sister A. on the Prais...
03/05/2022

Today @ 10am Grammmy Nominee and 5 x Stellar Award winning Artist Jekalyn Carr joins Brother D. N Sister A. on the PraisEluJAH Radio-SHOW 92.9FM or GTOWNRADIO.COM ... Streaming video on Facebook LIVE @ PraisEluJAH Radio-SHOW

BREAKING NEWS – Philadelphia Public Financial Authority Bill Passes 15-1!In a vote of 15-1 today in City Council, Bill #...
03/04/2022
Philadelphia Public Banking Coalition – Investing in Community

BREAKING NEWS – Philadelphia Public Financial Authority Bill Passes 15-1!

In a vote of 15-1 today in City Council, Bill #210956 was passed to create the Philadelphia Public Financial Authority! This is exciting news and brings the city's public banking dreams very close to reality! Join me as I talk with Councilmember Derek Green about what it took to get this far and next steps for keeping Philadelphia's money in Philly, vs. sending it to Wall Street. Tune into Vanessa's Money Hour Saturday at 1:00pm EST on 92.9 FM or online at gtownradio.com.

A Public Bank for Public Money to Serve the Public Good Time for Another Media Blitz for Philly Public Banking! Public Bank Advocates, the time is NOW!  On Thursday, March 3, City Council will vote on a bill (#210956) to create the Philadelphia Public Financial Authority, the first step toward crea...

City of Philadelphia on LinkedIn: #ClaimYourMoneyPHL
02/21/2022
City of Philadelphia on LinkedIn: #ClaimYourMoneyPHL

City of Philadelphia on LinkedIn: #ClaimYourMoneyPHL

There are more than 40,000 Philadelphians missing out on their full refund each year. This year make sure to #ClaimYourMoneyPHL by learning more about...

Update on PA Climate Change Transitions
02/19/2022
Update on PA Climate Change Transitions

Update on PA Climate Change Transitions

How can Pennsylvania, one of the biggest energy producing states in the nation, transition to cleaner energy? Guests: Tracy Carluccio, Deputy Director of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, on their campaign to keep fracking wastewater out of the river, and Kelly Flanigan of PennEnvironment on two new...

REGISTER FOR TOMORROW’s Grant Info SessionOn Tuesday, February 8, 2022 the Valentine Foundation will host two virtual (o...
02/07/2022
Valentine Foundation - Grant Applications

REGISTER FOR TOMORROW’s
Grant Info Session

On Tuesday, February 8, 2022 the Valentine Foundation will host two virtual (online) information sessions.

Session 1: 9:00am–10:00am
Session 2: 5:00pm–6:00pm
Please register in advance for the session of your choice by emailing [email protected].

2022 Request for Proposals: Leadership Development The Fund for Visionary Leadership is committed to supporting leadership development for aspiring and executive women leaders of nonprofit organizations that improve the lives of women and girls in the Greater Philadelphia region. We seek to support....

Do you or your organization need training funds for your current or emerging leaders? The Valentine Foundation Visionary...
02/04/2022
Valentine Foundation

Do you or your organization need training funds for your current or emerging leaders? The Valentine Foundation Visionary Leadership Fund is accepting applications NOW! Programs and organizations with a focus on women and/or girls’ empowerment, are eligible to apply. Hear details from Valentine leaders as well as a past grantee recipient. Tune in to Vanessa's Money Hour at 1pm EST tomorrow, Saturday, on 92.9FM or online at our NEW website, gtownradio.com.

The Valentine Foundation has advocated for social change on behalf of women and girls through responsive, responsible grantmaking for over 30 years.

PGW and City's Possible Routes to a Greenhouse Gasless FutureNew Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 PM today—92.9 FM WGGT-LP in ...
02/04/2022
Today: PGW and City's Possible Routes to a Greenhouse Gasless Future

PGW and City's Possible Routes to a Greenhouse Gasless Future
New Planet Philadelphia 4-5:00 PM today—92.9 FM WGGT-LP in NW Philadelphia & live streaming at gtownradio.com. Guests today: Christine Knapp and Peter Winslow.
https://www.planetphiladelphia.com/home/today-pgw-and-citys-possible-routes-to-a-greenhouse-gasless-future

Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) is a city owned utility and provides all the city’s natural gas needs. Philadelphia has a goal of zero greenhouse gas emissions in the near future. How can PGW...

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G-town Radio is now WGGT-LP and can be heard on 92.9 FM in Northwest Philadelphia. Originally a community internet radio station, G-town Radio can still be heard 24 hours a day over the internet. Since January, 2018 we are one of three radio partners in Germantown that can be heard on 92.9 FM every Wednesday through Sunday.

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Did you miss us yesterday on G-town Radio/WGGT-LP 92.9? Listen now (🔗 https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/1kQRjXWaHMNmbwQFA) or wherever you listen to podcasts. We interviewed Benny Barksdale Jr , talk about the harrowing experiences of the crew of the Endurance, and find out if all the lanternfly squishing we’ve been doing has been worth it!
Did you miss our show yesterday on G-town Radio/WGGT-LP 92.9? Listen today on SoundCloud, GooglePlay or Apple podcasts! We interview Sapphire Faded Genes, plus we discuss organic farming, truck parking and how old Saturns Rings are. https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/2Mw2sqGwisXRVswA7
Historic Germantown is sad to share the passing of G-town Radio founder, Jim Bear. He was a wonderful, supportive friend to Historic Germantown, our sites and our NW Philly community. Our condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Here's a look back at an article from the The Chestnut Hill Local circa 2015 with a profile of Jim and G-town Radio/WGGT-LP 92.9
Did you miss our show yesterday on G-town Radio/WGGT-LP 92.9? We interview Alison Hilley aka/ AlyCat , talk about Shakespeare’s stories and Philly’s pothole and trash pick up problems!! You can listen now on apple podcasts, Google play, Spotify or SoundCloud!
Tonight is the night! Tune in at 7pm to hear us guest host this great music show on G-town Radio/WGGT-LP 92.9 or gtownradio.com
I picked up a Blue Note box set titled “One Night with Blue Note” Preserved. It contains a concert presented at Town Hall, NYC in February of 1985 which relaunched the historic label after years of dormancy. Tonight, in addition to selections from this concert – Herbie Hancock, Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner and others - we’ll explore other live recordings from Town Hall. Artists include: Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Nina Simone, Ornette Coleman, Bill Evans, Sara Vaughn, Cecil Taylor and others, all live from Town Hall. Photo: Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter, Joe Henderson.
This Friday, March 4th at 7pm tune in as we host the Philly Motown Show on G-town Radio/WGGT-LP 92.9 It’s gonna be a good time!
Reading Captains Needed!! Too many of our children are falling behind in reading, but we won't let the story end there. Join hundreds of volunteers across Philly as they help families raise strong readers Join us at our March 10th Training from 5:30 - 7:00 PM** Registration Link
Tonight we listen our way through recent releases, acquisitions and record store finds. Soul sounds from Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio (pictured), Sonny Stitt and Bunky Green, new releases from Tony Malaby, Rob Mazurek and Immanuel Wilkins, classics from Hubbard, Henderson, the John Coltrane Trio, and more.
Did you miss our show on G-town Radio/WGGT-LP 92.9 this week? Listen now to episode #10 on your favorite Podcast platform! We interview musician Emily Drinker, talk about The Underground Railroad, and what you can do to help stop porch pirates! 🔗 https://soundcloud.com/whatdoyouknowaboutthat?
Saturday, February 12, 6-8pm: Bass is the Place Hosted by David Brown Listen locally at G-Town Radio 92.9 FM – Philadelphia Stream online at gtownradio.com Tonight, angels & daemons are at play as basset luminary Tyler Mitchell and legendary saxophonist Marshall Allen present two new Sun Ra inspired releases. Then, we follow Jimmy Garrison in and out of the Coltrane quartet, followed by more bassist led groups from Wilber Ware, Ahmed Abdul-Malik, Linda May Han Oh and others. Bass is the place. Welcome friends and neighbors to The Jazz Continuum. Old, new, in, out...wherever the music takes us. Each week, we will explore the elements of jazz and creative music from a historical perspective.
We are talking with Rev. TJ McGlinchey on todays show, and also talking about Scams, Gas powered leaf blowers , and the terrible traffic situation on Morton Street. Catch us live at 4pm on G-town Radio/WGGT-LP 92.9 or www.gtownradio.com