In celebration of 38 years of continuous broadcasting, WRFG 89.3 FM is hosting a fun-filled Birthday Block Party on Saturday, July 30, from 2 until 7 pm on the grounds of the Little Five Points Community Center, 1083 Austin Ave., in Little Five Points.

The day includes exciting live performances, fun children’s activities, a variety of foods, and an eclectic mix of merchandise vendors.  Two special highlights are a demonstration of the Cajun Two-Step and the Zydeco Slide by the Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association, and the Charles Bates Astronomy Project, a mobile planetarium for some daytime stargazing.

Featured performers include Elliot Holden, Sarah Belladae, Phillipe the Philosopher, Julie Gribble, Jacque Howard, Jeremy Johnson, Kevin KalimbaMan Spears, and the Soulphonics & Ruby Velle.  Among the WRFG airshifters who will perform are the soul/hip-hop fusion band Maximum Sound and blues singer Stephen Duncan.

The Birthday Block Party is a free, fun event for people of all ages, and the perfect time to meet the WRFG airshifters who make the station’s music and public affairs programs some of the best radio in the nation.  So bring your lawn chair and come join the party on Saturday, July 30, to wish WRFG a happy 38th birthday.

WRFG has been a trusted, progressive, noncommercial media outlet for the diversity of people, ideas, and cultural expressions that exist throughout metropolitan Atlanta since 1973.  WRFG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and provides a voice for those who traditionally have been denied access to the broadcast media.  WRFG streams 24/7 at

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.