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November, 2011
NPR participated in "Wireless" at Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum with a November 4th, noon performance at UC Santa Barbara's Storke Plaza in front of the offices of KCSB radio. Students from Lee's University of New Mexico based "Web Based Collaboration" class contribute under the name Free Karate.

May, 2011
NPR did a May 5th broadcast at MOCA in Los Angeles on Ustream.

May's event was "In Your Car"

April, 2011
Neighborhood Public Radio at MOCA in Los Angeles for three events.

in April we did "In Your Ear"

June, 2010
National Public Radio affiliate did a write up about our own Michael Trigilio, and included some talk about Neighborhood Public Radio projects (and our logo).

March/April, 2010 -
"Participation Nation: Art Invites Input" reviewed in Art Papers:
"The nomadic collective Neighborhood Public Radio(NPR) makes the strongest contribution to this show."

January 16th, 2010 -
Project 20 : "Participation Nation: Art Invites Input" debuted in Baltimore.

NPR was on the air January through March 2010 at the Contemporary Museum 100 W. Centre Street .
In Baltimore we had synth building and transmitter building workshops to show you how to abstractify the FM and TV airwaves......

We also encouragde the residents of Baltimore and the rest of the country to contribute to the Hold Your Phone Up project.

July 3, 2009 --
NPR on the Exploritorium Blog (audio link)

April 27, 2009 --
NPR at the UC Berkeley ATC lecture series.

February 17th, 2009--
Lee Montgomery of NPR led a television transmitter building workshop as part of the Funeral for Analog TV.

October 10 - 11, 2008
Michael Trigilio and Ricardo Dominguez brodacast the Proyecto Civico workshops from LUI VELAZQUEZ space in Tijuana, Mexico.

September 5, 6 ,and 7, 2008--
NPR was broadcasting and holding workshops in Chicago at Kavi Gupta gallery for the event FRELAB broadcasting at 107.3 FM.

June, 2008 -
We had a blast at our 3 month marathon at the Whitney Biennial. Thanks to all in New York, and the rest of the country who helped make this magical event possible.

Thanks to a grant from the Walter and Elise Haas Fund's Cultural Commons program, we provided Portable Radio Instruments to community centers in the San Francisco Bay Area. We featured programs from these locations on Wednesdays in the Month of May 2008 as part of our final month of broadcasting at the 2008 Whitney Biennial.:

May 15th - May 17th, 2008
•We were at the "Intervene, Interrupt" conference at UC Santa Cruz.

We also had PRI's at the following locations in the SF Bay Area

California College of Art
Diablo Valley College
Southern Exposure Gallery


SanDiego- had a PRI and it's own blog on our site.

December 28, 2007
Neighborhood Public Radio in the SF Chronicle and briefly on KCBS radio (article) (MP3)

Nov. 16, 2007
Neighborhood Public Radio are in the 2008 Whitney Biennial (NY times article) PRESS RELEASE (pdf)


Neighborhood Public Radio is an independent, artist-run radio project committed to providing an alternative media platform for artists, activists, musicians, and community members.

Our motto: If it's in the neighborhood and it makes noise .. we hope to put it on the air.

Neighborhood Public Radio has been named "Best Super Local Radio Station" by San Francisco magazine and we have been featured in Punk Planet magazine, Artforum, and the Chicago Reader. As a traveling band of guerilla broadcasters, folks from NPR have hosted thematic broadcasts far and wide, including both Artist's Television Access and Southern Exposure Gallery in San Francisco's Mission District, Chicago's Version 5 Festival, and a recent trip to collaborate with the neighborly media folks of in Novi Sad, Serbia (a trip made possible by a grant from CEC Artslink).

Use our blog to hear NPR's archived adventures from the WHitney Biennial, the storefront at Artist's Television Access in San Francisco's Mission District, or in Hamburg, Germany, or in San Jose for the ISEA/ZeroOne.

In 2006/2007 NPR was the recipient of a Creative Work Fund Grant which was used for a collaborative series of projects collectively titled Radio Cartography. Click the links above to find out more about the various projects including Monthly Broadcasts, State of Mind Stations, Talking Homes, and Alternate Soundtrack Audio Tours. Radio Cartography was done in partnership with Southern Exposure gallery and was made possible thanks to a grant provided by the Creative Work Fund.

In 2008 we were included in the Whitney Biennial Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Since then we have gone on to produce community-based, experimental radio works at Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago, Lui Velazquez space in Tijuana, and the ATC series at UC Berkeley.

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