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A/V Radio, an independent, off-the-grid radio station managed and curated by Ree de la Vega and produced by Dash.Studio, is set to launch on April 1, 2022. Scheduled to broadcast through June 30, 2022 as part of this year’s Art on the Beltline, A/V Radio will be located on the Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail, at 830 Willoughby Way NE.
Hosted by Atlanta-based DJs, with national and international guests, A/V Radio will feature a wide variety of music genres including Latin, House, Disco, New Wave (80s), Goth, Afrobeat, Jersey Club, Techno, Funk, Underground Club and Vogue Ballroom.
Shows will air via audio and livestream Friday through Sunday and restream the rest of the week. Audiences can find the schedule and enjoy the music and video through several platforms: on the avradio.live website, by downloading the free avradio.live app, or in person via speakers on the Atlanta Beltline.
“We’re seeking to leverage a global network to give voice to emerging artists through A/V Radio,” Ree de la Vega said in a press release. “And we’re committed to creating an inclusive space for communities and individuals to connect. The amplification of diverse voices is the definition of empowerment and understanding.”
A shipping container, custom-designed and fabricated by Arc Design, will be the home of A/V Radio, converted to a portable DJ booth with state-of-the-art sound and streaming equipment by engineer Michael Boot. “For in-person visitors, the station’s lit, vibrant electric plum exterior will also serve as modern artwork.”
“With A/V, Ree’s vision for independent radio fills an obvious niche in ATL, opting the public to engage with Atlanta’s legendary musical talent,” Courtney Hammond, creative director at Dash.Studio, said. “The tech at A/V also provides an international reach (with the app) to access diverse genres, skirting all physical and conceptual boundaries.”
A/V Radio is generously sponsored by the Atlanta Beltline, Dashboard, and Dash.Studio.