What’s in a name? What do we mean by “work” in TheWorkFM? Work is any activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a specific purpose or result.  More specifically, in theology it means good or moral deeds; in the military it means a defensive structure; in civil engineering it means maintaining and enhancing our infrastructure. Work is what you do so you can build what best serves you.

At TheWorkFM, our work is to help build an informed community, one that examines public issues from multiple perspectives so it can grow into a community that works for everyone. This takes work. There’s that word again! Our bias is toward positive progress and the ideas and institutions that promote a healthy, functional community.

If you are depending on an apocalypse to clean things up or to excuse you from your share of the work, we cannot help you. We are ethical, social members of the community not beholden to monied special interests or quarterly profit. We are an independent media outlet and we promote affirmative inquiry through civility and critical thinking.

TheWorkFM is a work in progress. We are only beginning to tap into our strength, but we have already helped to make positive changes in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the waterways we fish in and the oceans that encircle the globe. There’s a message in that. Our efforts have had an impact and even small, consistent contributions can make a difference in our community.

As Saint Paul an early Christian ethicist said: When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. At TheWorkFm We believe that humans have come of age. Now it’s time to put away our childish things and own our power. It starts with individuals, in community groups, living as engaged citizens doing the work and supporting the work. We are taking the long view and we welcome your participation and support. Help us to strengthen our community. It’s more fun than you might think!

Growing a Community

Waxing Existential at WRWK

“Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.” – Lionel Hampton

I have no special connection to the creative accident that landed me here but at 73 I’m just learning to appreciate it.

I realized that instead of wondering how I deserve this I need to enjoy it, act grateful and pass it on. Oldsters and youngsters need to hear and be reminded that helping make the world work is life. It’s a journey, not a destination.

WRWK LP FM is the perfect place to practice gratitude. Here we work to bring our listeners, volunteers and supporters the best reflection of the world that we can. We assume only that community is about life. So we support listeners having a workable life in our community and making community work and leave outright entertainment to the rest of the dial. We’re entertaining to those who are interested in community but we will never take the place of a ball-game or your favorite music station.

On the other hand, if you want to know what’s going on or why, or what it has to do with making the place more pleasant we will have something useful to say.

if you are missing something in your media diet help us provide it. if some worthwhile thing deserves notice or if some issue in your community is producing more heat than light Join us to tell the story.

From the first idea that gave birth to this station decades ago, to this moment it has always been about Us; We exist because You exist.

Granted it is an uphill battle but that makes it easier to focus.
Working for a world that works for us-all appeals to you, join us.
You will sleep well knowing the world is better for your efforts.