Here’s a way for radio stations and individuals to be involved in Puerto Rico fundraising efforts. Artists for Media Diversity, the Latino Public Radio Consortium and Media Alliance have teamed up to re-launch Artists for Vieques – a 20 song compilation featuring Willie Nelson, Los Lonely Boys, Calle 13, Zoraida Santiago, Rei Ortiz, Los Bandidos Cosmicos and much more. Artists for Vieques was originally compiled to support the construction of Radio Vieques (WVQR) and is now being re-released after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.
Robert Rabin Siegal (Director, Radio Vieques) writes:
In 2013, Willie Nelson & Family, Calle 13, Los Lonely Boys, Zoraida Santiago and many more recordings artists from Puerto Rico and Austin, Texas, helped build a public radio station: WVQR – 90.1 FM -Radio Vieques.
From Vieques we extend a warm embrace of gratitude and solidarity to artists in Puerto Rico and in the United States who donated songs for the digital album Artists for Vieques to support Radio Vieques WVQR 90.1FM. Your musical contribution reminds us of the unique dynamic of mutual inspiration between artists and the struggle for peace on Vieques that helped us put an end to half century of US Navy bombing here on May 1st, 2003. Your artistic solidarity will help us re-establish Radio Vieques, a key tool in the continuing struggles for decontamination, return of our lands and sustainable community development.
Stations are being sought for partnerships. You can learn more here.
For more information, see https://a4md.org/digital-albums/artists-for-vieques