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We Act Radio Needs Your Support

We Act Radio, a progressive community radio station broadcast out of Anacostia, is off the air after its studios were burglarized.

The break-in occurred sometime between Tuesday evening, August 22, 2018 and Wednesday morning. "They stole all of our streaming equipment, our broadcast equipment, our tricaster, our television equipment," says We Act Radio co-owner Alex Lawson. "We've got nothing at the moment. They stole our door, so we don't even have a door."

The police report says the robber or robbers entered by removing the hinges off of the rear steel door. The surveillance camera box, including the footage, was stolen and windows in the Martin Luther King Ave SE studio were smashed.

In two hours since it has launched, a GoFundMe page has raised more than $1,000 towards a $15,000 goal that will "get the studio back in working order," as first reported by NBC 4.

Lawson says that "we're going to be limping along for a bit, making sure we produce the shows and get them out to all of the syndicates," which they are doing with the help of the community and contributors. Richard Fowler, of the Richard Fowler Show, is providing them with a studio for We Act's television show, and local station WPFW is lending microphones.

We Act Radio broadcasts a mixture of original programming and syndicated talk shows like Bill Press and Thom Hartmann. It's also involved in the effort to establish a bookstore in honor of Charnice Milton, a journalist who was fatally shot in a 2015 drive-by shooting in Southeast.