Imagine Your Voice On the Airwaves

New Programmers Wanted! 

Have you ever dreamed of starting a podcast? Sharing your ideas and your opinion with the world? Community radio is a great way to dive in! We have 2 professional-grade studios, in-house training, and an amazing platform to share your views with the world! 

We are especially looking for the voices of youth, women, BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color), LGBTQ, and under represented communities to share their vision, music, activism, politics, and viewpoints with the world.

Community radio is part of the democratic process. Anyone can have a show, no matter what age, race, gender, or interest. Valley Free Radio began with a group of activists who wanted to have open airwaves that are separate from commercial interests. Be part of that tradition; be a part of the VFR community. 

Click the button below to submit your New Show Proposal or share post this with someone who might be interested!

It’s Our Fall Fund Drive 2019

From Nov. 3rd through Nov. 9th, we will be hard at work fundraising to keep our locally-grown radio station on the air and in the black.
We rely on the support of listeners and friends like you to keep VFR going. Please consider donating this week, either here or at our website:, or call in at our studio line (413-585-1033) to make a pledge to one of our locally-produced live programs’ hosts and DJs who will be pitching live on air through next weekend.
All proceeds from our fund drives go directly towards major operational expenses, such as much-needed upgrades repairs to our station equipment.
In addition, we have a matching grant, courtesy of the estate of David S. Dow, which is adding $10 per donor this week .. and when we have 103.3 contributors for the drive, we will get an extra $1,000 on top of that!
Every little bit helps, so we truly appreciate everyone who steps up to help support free local media in the Pioneer Valley – we literally couldn’t do it without you!

Support the Station and Your Business!

Do you love VFR? Do you have a business or service that you’d like our listeners to learn about?

Please take a moment and consider underwriting with Valley Free Radio. Our underwriting package is an excellent value and enables your business or service to reach a wide listening area.

As your community radio station, we offer wonderful live and recorded music: jazz, reggae, classical, blue grass, tango, indie, rock, punk and folk music, along with highly regarded, insightful and informative local and syndicated programming from Pacifica and other reputable sources.

As an underwriter you can join businesses like River Valley Co-op, Cotton Tree Service, and Collective Copies in supporting us, while communicating your message to the thousands of people in our community.

To arrange underwriting with Valley Free Radio visit our underwriting page to learn about our different packages, or email us at

Thank you for your support of Northampton’s own community radio station, Valley Free Radio!

The David S. Dow Recording Studio is Back In Business!

Through donations from our listeners and NCTV, a grant from the Northampton Arts Council, and a generous donation from the estate of listener David S. Dow, Valley Free Radio is proud to reopen the studio for local artists.

The David S. Dow Community Studio at Valley Free Radio offers basic recording services to local talent free of charge.

We can help produce:

+ Acoustic Acts

+ Electronic-based Acts

+ Acapella Groups

+ Podcasters

+ Storytellers

+ Vocalists with Pre-recorded Music

+ Voiceover Actors

Go to to find out more!

Studio Improvements Are Coming!!

We are upgrading the David Dow Recording Studio like nobody’s business! We are looking to improve sound quality, have better equipment for everyone to use, and more!

Thanks to everyone for your patience while we bring you a better space for our community musicians to use.


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Get Your Irish Up!!


This Saturday from 11am to 3pm Valley Free Radio continues its tradition of a block of Irish music hosted by Brian Grady!

Enjoy the parade listening to the some of the best Irish Music around!

Listen on 103.3fm in the valley or worldwide at!!