AIM Moves to AIM Live!

AIM will shut down our radio stream, wera.fm, Saturday, January 20, 2024 and AIM-TV Monday, January 22, 2024 to pack up our equipment and move to AIM Live!

What does this mean? This means that we will be off air on TV (Comcast 69 and Verizon 38) and our stream at wera.fm will be down. You will continue to hear music through our transmitter on WERA 96.7 FM.

We will be back on air once we’ve completed our move and we look forward to serving the Arlington Community in our new location.

Stay tuned to this space. We’ll announce when we’re back on air.

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AIM supports, educates, and inspires diverse creators and fosters independent media production through community television, radio, and digital arts.  

Arlington Independent Media (AIM) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization (tax ID 54-1217109) and community media center in Arlington, Virginia. We provide training and access to media technologies and facilitate the creation of video, audio, web and digital content. AIM is committed to cultivating the voices in our community that might otherwise not be heard.

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At Arlington Independent Media, our mission is to promote and facilitate free speech, and to increase diverse and inclusive access to established and emerging public media for ALL members of our community.

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You can support our mission not only by becoming a member, but we also offer a couple different ways to donate to Arlington Independent Media. Find out more by clicking the button below.

Coming up at AIM:

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2024 HOMETOWN MEDIA AWARDS

Attention Local Producers!

Showcase Your Talent at the Alliance for Community Media’s National Conference in San Jose, California!

The stage is set, the lights are on, and your hometown could be the next star! The Alliance for Community Media invites local producers like YOU to submit your exceptional entries for the 2024 Hometown Media Awards. This is your chance to shine and be recognized at the national level during our prestigious awards ceremony at the ACME National Conference in San Jose, California. 

Find more information here. 

Producers Salon - Every 3rd Thursday

Producers Salon

If you’re working on something new, this is your chance to get your project out in front of our community, get feedback and recruit your team! 

Whether you’re working on a radio special, a podcast concept, or a short documentary, the Producers Salon is a great place for you to present your work in progress!

A Letter from the CEO

Dear Member,

Thanks to your continued support, 2022 has been a milestone year for Arlington Independent Media! The media environment has changed dramatically since AIM’s founding, and it is exciting to meet this moment by expanding beyond legacy media to become a truly digital-friendly organization! Thank you for making our work possible, and we hope that you will consider a year-end gift to ensure the continuation of our robust programming in 2023 and beyond.


In 2022, with your support we have…

  • Thrown open our doors to producers again, with a town hall, a producers’ brunch, and a “coming out” party that, to quote a longtime member, was “like nothing AIM has ever seen before.”
  • Welcomed television and radio productions back to AIM’s studios. We’ve also experimented with new workshops, including “Intro to Podcasting” and “Planning Your Short Film,” to expand the reach of our programs and allow us to bring working media professionals from all over the country into AIM’s orbit.
  • Successfully completed a full relaunch of our radio station, WERA 96.7 FM. A new block scheduling approach is making our programming sound more consistent and listener-friendly.
  • Launched our Youth Journalism Initiative, which is explicitly focused on reaching the youth in communities whose voices have too often gone unheard. We plan to offer full tuition scholarships and stipends to teenagers who speak languages other than English at home, or whose parents may be experiencing poverty, to tell stories and build bridges across cultures to help students grow into thoughtful world citizens.
  • Successfully negotiated a lease with Arlington County for the expansion of AIM into South Arlington; this collaboration with the county and the Arts community provides us a new opportunity to truly make media creation accessible to all! 

 

These milestones highlight our tireless work to reimagine our 40-year old organization to succeed in the 21st century and beyond! By contributing to AIM, you are investing in helping shape equitable, accessible, and meaningful media experiences for people from all walks of life. YOU are a part of that legacy. 

As CEO, I am excited to invite you to continue your support of our mission. I can’t think of a more fascinating and meaningful place to be at this moment than Arlington Independent Media. Arlington is a site of incredibly vibrant community activism and creative expression. We plan to leverage all of that richness to solidify AIM as an anchor organization for media arts, culture and social justice. Together, we’ll create a first rate professional organization that is considered a standard bearer for community media not just in Arlington, but throughout our region, this country, and the world. 

Warmly,

Whytni Kernodle, Esquire

CEO, Arlington Independent Media

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