About Classic Soul Radio

Our Mission

Classic Soul Radio is a 501(c)3, volunteer driven, non-commercial, listener-supported, Internet-based radio station.  The core mission of Classic Soul Radio is to promote and empower our listeners by providing informative, inspirational, educational, cultural and entertaining programming that speaks to our diverse listeners.

The goal of Classic Soul Radio is to serve the multicultural communities in which we live and work. Classic Soul Radio’s target communities are the New York City metropolitan regions of Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Queens. Classic Soul Radio’s platform is the World Wide Web, Mobile Apps, and in due time will include FM and digital radio platforms.

Station Demographics

The share of Classic Soul Radio’s adult 18+ audience is 56% women and 42% men. The station averages over 25,000 unique visitors per month, and garners nearly 1.2 million monthly. Classic Soul Radio reaches consumers who are educated and contribute immensely to the New York City economy.

Programming Overview

With some original programming and content from news service organizations such as The Associated Press, Reuters, National Public Radio (NPR), Public Radio International (PRI), and other public radio distributors, Classic Soul Radio aims to bring news to its listeners 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in the following broadcast categories:

  • News
  • Public Affairs
  • Business & Finance
  • Music
  • Arts & Culture
  • Health
  • Science & Ecology
  • Philanthropy

Make ClassicSoulRadio.org your home page. Let us be your source of information, the latest local, national and international news, music, and current events!

Music Shows

Classic Soul Radio aims to promote cultural diversity by webcasting culturally diverse music from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s 2K’s and Today! We play the top Old School Classic Soul, R&B, Smooth Jazz, Gospel, Funk, Dance Classics, Neo Soul, with a sprinkling of House, Disco, Reggae, Afro, Latin, Lite Rock, and World Music from local, independent, and renowned artists; with the goal of inspiring listeners to embrace and celebrate their cultural diversity. This unique mix has captivated scores of listeners worldwide.

You’ll hear classics from artists like: The Whispers, Earth, Wind & Fire, Barry White, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Phil Collins, Elton John, Miles Davis, Tito Puente, Bob Marley, King Sunny Ade, Miriam Makeba, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Angélique Kidjo, and many others. We keep our thumbs on the pulse of today’s hottest music from artists like: Maxwell, Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Adele, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Mariah Carey, Usher, Prince and many others. It’s an eclectic mix of music like no other Internet radio station!

Classic Soul Radio is an officially licensed ASCAP, SoundExchange, BMI, SESAC and SOCAN site.

Classic Soul Radio volunteer DJs play the music of their choice and provide much needed exposure for new and independent artists who are often locked out of commercial radio.

Talk Shows

Classic Soul Radio aims to provide underserved and underrepresented groups with an on and offline forum — a place where listeners who have traditionally found their voices locked out, suppressed, or underrepresented by mainstream media can come together to exchange information and ideas; and to critically discuss current/civic affairs, community concerns and unseen perspectives; with invited studio guests such as locally-elected public officials, decision makers, and heads of local community boards.

Community Empowerment and Service

At the core of Classic Soul Radio’s mission is a strong belief in community empowerment and service, volunteer involvement, and special events.

Classic Soul Radio aims to bridge our diverse communities and plans to host and/or participate in a variety of special events that serve community members of all ages, background and culture.

Some of Classic Soul Radio‘s programming, in collaboration with service providers, will include:

Financial Literacy 101 – Geared toward helping individuals understand the importance of their finances and their financial planning goals; including discussions about their credit report, savings and checking accounts, paying bills on time, stocks, bond, mutual funds, saving toward retirement, and living within ones means.

Feeding the Hungry and Needy program – Our goal is to provide aid to community residents who are in need of food, clothing, and shelter by participating in supply and food-drives, clothing-drives, referrals to organizations that provide hunger relief services to needy New Yorkers.

The Million Penny Harvest – The goal of this annual fundraiser is to mobilize the communities we serve and to convert their natural compassion for giving into action by collecting pennies that will go toward supporting Classic Soul Radio and ensuring that this radio station is able to continue its mission, serve our communities, and continue to shine a spot-light on important issues that affect our communities.

Classic Soul Radio Job Fair – The goal of the Classic Soul Radio Job Fair is to partner with local organizations in the New York City area who can provide information on companies that are hiring, and referrals to corporate entities where people can find internships and employment-related services.

Health Fairs – this will consist of working with local, community-based, health clinics and health-care providers to provide blood pressure check-ups, cholesterol & weight monitoring screenings, cancer screenings, mammograms, HIV/AIDS and STD screenings, and other health-related screenings that affect residents of the communities we serve.

Holiday Help – The goal of this seasonal event is to help families during Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. We aim to accomplish this with such activities as turkey giveaways and/or toy drives, and to reach out to as many low-income community residents as possible.

Working in Radio – Our goal is to train our constituents in the use of electronic media through internships and hands-on training with the goal of teaching how to produce and distribute radio programming, conduct interviews, operate and manage a radio station.

Public Service & Community Service Announcements – Serving as an online media partner to our donors/sponsors, non-profit organizations, and government agencies by providing on-line Public Service Announcement (PSA) spots and web placement messages that benefit the community at large.

Our Vision

To be a self-sustaining, community-based, radio station recognized as a distinctive and vital media source for our commitment. To serve our listeners, our constituents, our communities and our neighborhoods while connecting with our neighbors in the larger global community, with balanced, enlightening, inspiring, empowering, and entertaining programming of the highest quality.

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