free103point9 is a non-profit arts organization focused on establishing and cultivating the genre Transmission Arts. This genre encompasses a diversity of practices and media working with the idea of transmission or the physical properties of the electromagnetic spectrum. Transmission art is generally a participatory live-art or time-based art, and often manifests as radio art, video art, light sculpture, installation, and performance. free103point9 activities support and promote artists exploring transmission mediums for creative expression. free103point9's programs include public performances and exhibitions, an online radio station, the free103point9 Transmission Artists, an artist residency program, a distribution label, an education initiative, a sculpture garden, a study center, and an online archive.
Founded in 1997 as a microcasting artist collective in Brooklyn, NY, free103point9's mobile operations made airtime available to community voices, local bands, and most significantly to a group of under-served artists shaping conceptual works specifically for radio transmission. free103point9 established itself as a non-profit in 2002.
free103point9 Online Radio is available around the clock and features live weekly programs, special guest segments, selections from free103point9's archives, audio theater, and other forms of radio art. free103point9 Online Radio also features live on-location coverage of performances and events involving artists working in transmission arts. The curated pre-recorded content tracks movements in experimental sound art and fringe music genres such as noise, free jazz, and avant-folk. 7YMFJA66J58H