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Pride Productions

In 1994, Pride Productions, Inc. (PPI) (www.PridePro.org) was incorporated. It was founded by Ernest C. Floyd, class of ’84 from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. The mission of PPI is to “empower youth to expand their educational opportunities for the future through the use of multi-media and technology” in a safe learning environment.

In 1995, PPI began its positive youth initiatives in partnership with the Ionic Avenue Boys and Girls Club in Worcester, MA.

In 2001, PPI relocated to the Worcester Galleria Mall in downtown Worcester, expanding the Multimedia Clubhouse and introducing the Community Access Technology Center.

In 2005, PPI relocated to the Denholm Building and remained downtown Worcester to continue its community/youth commitment of programs and services.

In 2012, PPI relocated to the Worcester Campus of Becker College.

In 2013, PPI pursued the operation of a Low Power FM (“LPFM”) radio station.  The central goal is to provide a broadcast service that is an alternative to other commercial and non-commercial media outlets (including local stations broadcasting National Public Radio). In pursuing its goal of serving the “public interest,” the station will adopt an alternative programming format not otherwise available in the immediate broadcast area.

Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce

In 2015, Pride Productions, Inc. received a grant from the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, through the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation Technical Assistance Grant Program.
Their financial support played a vital role in helping Pride Productions, Inc. secure the Backbone Radio network software and begin the Internet radio broadcast/operation of Unity Radio, (www.UnityRadioMA.org).
In addition, Pride Productions, Inc. was able to establish it’s first high school partnership, including the creation of RAMS radio at Northbridge Highschool in Northbridge, MA.

FCC License Granted

In 2017, PPI successfully obtained the FCC license to operate a Low Power FM (“LPFM”) radio station, WUTY 102.9 FM Worcester and streaming at www.UnityRadioMA.org

According to the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 (47 U.S.C. Section 396), “it is in the public interest to encourage the development of programming that involves creative risks and that addresses the needs of unserved and underserved audiences[.]”

In accordance with this goal, Unity Radio WUTY 102.9 FM “Worcester’s Community Connection”, will serve several educational purposes, including but not limited to:

1.         Providing a laboratory for students/volunteers to learn about non-commercial radio broadcasting, by giving them direct access regarding producing the audio programming for the station. Youth volunteers will learn audio technical skills and be exposed to the creative process of non-commercial educational broadcasting.

2.           Making available to the local community non-commercial programs that are not carried on any other station in the local market. This will include local public affairs programs, forums for discussion, alternative/independent news, independent/progressive music artists, and educational programming.

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  CALL IN | 508.471.5265

About Us

Pride Productions

In 1994, Pride Productions, Inc. (PPI) (www.PridePro.org) was incorporated. It was founded by Ernest C. Floyd, class of ’84 from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. The mission of PPI is to “empower youth to expand their educational opportunities for the future through the use of multi-media and technology” in a safe learning environment.

In 1995, PPI began its positive youth initiatives in partnership with the Ionic Avenue Boys and Girls Club in Worcester, MA.

In 2001, PPI relocated to the Worcester Galleria Mall in downtown Worcester, expanding the Multimedia Clubhouse and introducing the Community Access Technology Center.

In 2005, PPI relocated to the Denholm Building and remained downtown Worcester to continue its community/youth commitment of programs and services.

In 2012, PPI relocated to the Worcester Campus of Becker College.

In 2013, PPI pursued the operation of a Low Power FM (“LPFM”) radio station.  The central goal is to provide a broadcast service that is an alternative to other commercial and non-commercial media outlets (including local stations broadcasting National Public Radio). In pursuing its goal of serving the “public interest,” the station will adopt an alternative programming format not otherwise available in the immediate broadcast area.

Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce

In 2015, Pride Productions, Inc. received a grant from the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, through the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation Technical Assistance Grant Program.
Their financial support played a vital role in helping Pride Productions, Inc. secure the Backbone Radio network software and begin the Internet radio broadcast/operation of Unity Radio, (www.UnityRadioMA.org).
In addition, Pride Productions, Inc. was able to establish it’s first high school partnership, including the creation of RAMS radio at Northbridge Highschool in Northbridge, MA.

FCC License Granted

In 2017, PPI successfully obtained the FCC license to operate a Low Power FM (“LPFM”) radio station, WUTY 102.9 FM Worcester and streaming at www.UnityRadioMA.org

According to the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 (47 U.S.C. Section 396), “it is in the public interest to encourage the development of programming that involves creative risks and that addresses the needs of unserved and underserved audiences[.]”

In accordance with this goal, Unity Radio WUTY 102.9 FM “Worcester’s Community Connection”, will serve several educational purposes, including but not limited to:

1.         Providing a laboratory for students/volunteers to learn about non-commercial radio broadcasting, by giving them direct access regarding producing the audio programming for the station. Youth volunteers will learn audio technical skills and be exposed to the creative process of non-commercial educational broadcasting.

2.           Making available to the local community non-commercial programs that are not carried on any other station in the local market. This will include local public affairs programs, forums for discussion, alternative/independent news, independent/progressive music artists, and educational programming.

© Unity Radio MA. All Rights Reserved