Help Save Free Radio Santa Cruz


NOTE BY NORSE:   Free Radio Santa Cruz has broadcast my homeless info-and-interview show twice weekly for the last 20 years.  I’d hate to see it gone.   If anyone can help, though the hour is late, the chance is still there.Free Radio Santa Cruz’s Last Plea: $500 Reward for a Year’s Lease

by Robert Norse ( rnorse3 [at] )
Friday Sep 11th, 2015 7:39 AM

Free Radio Santa Cruz will begin dismantling its studio on Sunday September 13th, with our final broadcast on September 20th. UNLESS get community help. We need to secure a 10′ X 10′ rental space in someone’s garage, backyard, basement, or house to set up a studio. We’ll pay. And there’s a $500 reward if your help is successful. Please contact me at rnorse3 [at]; or go to with any information. We don’t want to end of our 20 year run.

No programmer or supporter of FRSC has ever been taken to court for our unlicensed but unapologetic station. No one who has hosted FRSC has ever been charged with any crime or violation, though threats have forced us to move from time to time.Surprisingly, considering our critical commentators on city government, we’ve received two commendations from Santa Cruz City Council. We have broadcast 24-hours a day with 15-30 programmers since 1995, covering news and opinion that mainstream and “alternative” media wouldn’t touch.

Our programs include English and Spanish language shows.

An archive of some of the older programming we offered can be found at .

If you believe in Free Speech, helping us relocate is a concrete and real way of furthering this cause.

Without a location, I am concerned that Free Radio Santa Cruz will not be able to sustain a regular schedule, though individual broadcasters may be able to find a way to podcast on the net.

I myself am uncertain of the future of my Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides show (archived at ) if we have no studio space.