Takoma Radio is a project of Historic Takoma Inc. Community radio is the latest vehicle for Historic Takoma (HTI) to engage with the public, and showcase and preserve the history of Takoma Park, Maryland and Takoma D.C. Since its inception as a non-profit in 1977, HTI has been dedicated to education, outreach, and preservation. At HTI headquarters (7328 Carroll Avenue), there are extensive archives including photographs, maps, documents of all kinds, oral histories, artifacts, and a storefront window with an ever-changing display related to the community. Another important way HTI engages with the community is through its annual House & Garden Tour (Sunday May 6, 2018.) Takoma Radio reporters are always there, gathering audio on deep Takoma history. Each house has a story. Voices of the present reflect in various way on the past.
The Takoma community is an iridescent cloth woven together from families and individuals of different backgrounds and cultures. Takoma Radio shines a light on that fabric, informing and connecting residents. Shows like Talk of Takoma, Somos Takoma, Meet Your Neighbor, Epic City, D.C. Roots of Music, Forbidden Alliance and others align with Historic Takoma’s mission to collect and preserve local stories.
Listen in the coming weeks for a new series called Takoma Moments. These short pieces, including interviews, audio tours of local places, and “did you know” nuggets. will soon be sprinkled into WOWD's mix