KHXW – Free Radio Hardware
Critical Northwest, 2023
The Radio Station:
Free Radio Hardware provides music and information on the FM dial at Critical NW, and on Discord the rest of the year. Contact leeny at brchardware dot org for a link to the server!
Just about everything, with an emphasis on soulful, indie/alt, and genre-benders. Burners have a wealth of EDM available, so we try to offer a smorgasbord of everything else.
In 2023, our first year, we opened each broadcast day with “Morning Train,” and followed with pre-recorded playlists in a variety of styles, with peaceful, sleep-friendly music from around midnight until around 4am.
- Leeny is the founder, program director, and driver of this bus
- Fat Kid consulted on the transmitter and built our antenna
- Ace, producer and audio engineer, recorded new promos and station IDs on site
- Monster, Leia, Raya, and Chicken contributed playlists and podcasts.
- Bert Reynolds/Auntie Glenda came by to conduct an interview and read from the What, Where, When.
As a reminder to participants that there’s art in the air, we created a glowing, 3D globe with lightning bolts to sit atop our radio station structure at Critical 2023. The beacon was partially funded by a generous frontage grant, courtesy of Ignition Northwest.