WRFG 89.3FM will mark its 40th anniversary on June 29 with a birthday block party at the Little Five Points Community Center from 2-7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. There will be live music, poetry, arts & crafts, vendors, a kids zone and more. For more information, visit  wrfg.org.

Since going on the air in 1973, WRFG has filled a void on the Atlanta airwaves. WRFG was the first Atlanta radio station since the 1950s to feature such regional musical forms as blues, bluegrass and jazz. Reflecting Atlanta’s emergence as an “international city,” it pioneered programming oriented toward the area’s growing Latin, African, Asian and Caribbean communities.

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.