Radio Free Americana delivers 24×7 independent free-form internet radio from our studio in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Our primary focus is to feature new releases (including new re-issues).  To this end, we scour the globe to bring you our favorite new music, updating our rotation daily.  We also draw from a deep back catalog for your listening pleasure.

Our commercial-free programming reflects our diverse musical interests, eschewing categories/genres in favor of having a richer, fuller, and more robust musical experience.  RFA’s programming includes Americana, Power Pop, Roots Rock ‘n Roll, Jangle Pop, Pub Rock, Cosmic Country, Folk (Rock), R&B, Hillbilly, Indie Rock, Blues, Countrypolitan, Soul, Garage, Alt. Country, Punk, Old-Time, Jazz, Folk, Rockabilly, Psychedelia, Bluegrass, Outsider, and more (or less); although, we’re not exactly sure what any of those terms mean.  It’s all pop music to us.  Enjoy Radio Free Americana, where twang meets pop!

Email Newsletters

Sign up for Radio Free Americana’s email newsletters at the links below:

  • Weekly Airplay Email Newsletter
    • Published on Fridays, this newsletter includes the weekly RFA Airplay Chart and related info.  Subscribers include radio promoters, music publicists, label representatives, artists, listeners, and anyone wanting to learn about new music releases.
  • RFA Listener Newsletter
    • Published and distributed on a very limited, irregular basis, this newsletter shares information related to the RFA listening and online experience.

501(c)(3) Non-Profit Affiliation

Radio Free Americana is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.  Our mission is to entertain, inform and educate our audience; to create and nurture a community of open-minded music lovers; and to support the artists featured on our broadcast.  Contributions for the charitable purposes of Radio Free Americana must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.  Click HERE to make a donation.

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