About the Homelessness Radio Marathon
What is the homelessness radio marathon exactly?
It is a 14 hour consciousness-raising live radio broadcast, hosted from the streets usually starting from 5pm till 7am the next morning. We broadcast live, moving from station to station across the country, with spoken word, fiery discussion, conversation, music, stories, and open mic, with the intention of sparking a national dialogue on homelessness and poverty.
When is this year's homelessness radio marathon?
This year's homelessness radio marathon takes place in Edmonton on February 26, 2014 from 5pm till 7am Mountain Time.
When did it all start?
The Homelessness Marathon was founded in 1998 by Jeremy Weir Alderson (aka “Nobody”) as an offshoot of his regular radio program, “The Nobody Show,” broadcast weekly on WEOS, an NPR-affiliate in Geneva, NY. Check out his brief history here. CKUT 90.3 FM has broadcast the homelessness radio marathon in Canada since 2003. Check out their archives here.
Does the homelessness radio marathon raise funds for homeless people?
We are a consciousness-raising radio marathon with no on-air solicitations. We aim to change people's perspectives and give people a space to dialogue. If you want to do something more, awesome! Check out your local shelters, homeless papers, outreach organizations and activist groups - they'd love the help. Spread the word, start a movement!
How can I tune in to the 2014 homelessness radio marathon?