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."
Robert Rabin Siegal, Director, Radio Vieques
Listen to the music of ARTISTS FOR VIEQUES.
Whereas Artists for Media Diversity
Fosters awareness of the need for independent media voices in America, provides assistance to community based public media outlets and promotes musical and cultural diversity;
Networks with other nonprofit organizations, media education programs, and other groups who support and share Artists for Media Diversity’s mission and goals;
Produces music compilation digital albums to raise awareness of and funds for radio stations and community organizations;
I, a songwriter and recording artist, will donate 100 music downloads of one song to Artists for Media Diversity, that my donation may be automatically renewed, and that the proceeds generated from compilation digital albums provide financial benefit to noncommercial radio stations, community and public media organizations.