D.C. Community Station We Act Radio Off the Air After Burglary, Seeking Donations
Last night, community radio station We Act Radio was the victim of a burglary, forcing them to go off the air.
As first reported by NBC4, the suspects in the case are still unidentified and at-large after breaking into the station’s headquarters in Anacostia. From the photos that were posted to We Act Radio’s GoFundMe page, the damages done to the space were significant–the studio’s window was smashed in, the back door was broken and thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment was taken from the scene.
We Act Radio, which was recently awarded the honor of D.C.’s Best Social Justice Radio by Washington City Paper, offers a mix of programming centered on activism and progressive art and culture. The station is also in the process of opening a bookstore in honor of slain journalist Charnice Milton. They’re trying to raise $15,000 to help rebuild its station, and have so far garnered over $1,500 in just four hours through their GoFundMe campaign.