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Celebrate 35 Years of AIR

Save the Date for our 35th Anniversary Party in NYC
May 11, 2023

Join us in NYC on May 11th for our 35th-anniversary party! The event will be open to the public. You don't have to be an AIR member to join, so come if you're curious and invite your friends and family! RSVP here

Save The Date: May 11th

In the fall of 1988, freelance producers gathered around a kitchen table in downtown New York City to talk shop. What emerged from their conversations—a blueprint of what was and was definitively not working in their audio careers—formed the foundation of AIR: the Association of Independents in Radio, which was officially recognized as a nonprofit that year.

Since then, AIR has supported independent producers and media makers, advocating for their needs as they navigate the industry together through training, resources, and mentorship all while creating a vibrant network of audio professionals around the world.

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Snapshots of AIR

marfa tx

In 2019, AIR was on the ground in Marfa, TX to celebrate the incredible work of Marfa Public Radio. Ryan McGrath, Ava Fields, An Uong and Tran Vu are pictured above enjoying the art scene in this small west Texas town. Marfa Public Radio hosted a local event funded by AIR’s Localore programming. The program focused on amplifying underrepresented communities, their storytellers, and their stories, told for and by the community. 

More highlights and memories from the past will be posted to this page :) 

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