Community Noise is a place to find and share music.  We have a weekly one-hour FM radio show that includes classical, the avant-garde, new music, and the wonderful experiments of sound, we then throw all that in with punk, blues, soul, and spoken word, creating a jumble of controlled mayhem.

On every show, DJ Barnabas includes women, people of color, and underrepresented forms of music with the goal of sharing something recognizable and something explorative for every audience member.  AND WE WANT YOUR MUSIC.

If you’d like to hear your music alongside The Clash, Ken Nordine, Big Mama Thornton, and Alarm Will Sound, then we want your music.  All are welcome.  So far from the “new music” space, Jesse Meyers, Amelia Coulter, Alarm Will Sound, Sound of Late, Amy Denio, Dean Rosenthal, Erin Jorgensen, and Steve Layton have all contributed samples of their craft to Community Noise and KBFG.  You can too.

If you have questions, contact DJ Barnabas, at  Submit music, in MP3 or physical form, via  When you do submit music, please contact DJ Barnabas.

Some things to keep in mind as you select content for us:

  1. We are FCC regulated; language matters.
  2. Radio people are afraid of silence, which may impact what some of you choose to submit. (We have played John Cage, but not 4’33”.)
  3. We can accommodate pieces up to, about, 20 minutes, but much prefer shorter pieces, 2-7 minutes. Pieces less than 1 minute get a lot of attention, because we can throw them in the nooks and crannies of a 1-hour show with station breaks and other “station business”.
  4. Over-the-airwaves radio is the coolest, well, except for live shows.

KBFG is a neighborhood-focused, all-volunteer, frequency-modulating radio station serving the greater Ballard Metropolis of Seattle.  You can listen in at 107.3 FM, or we stream world-wide and real-time from   Community Noise airs Wednesdays at 7pm and (repeat) Saturdays at 11am.


Suppose you were interested in creating your own radio show.  We can help you do that – we have open spaces in our 24×7 programming schedule, the software you need is free, and we can provide some tutoring.  If you approach us with a show concept, we will be interested.  Our 3 rules are:

  1. Try to find a way to say ‘yes’.
  2. Don’t burn out anyone (including yourself and the program directors)
  3. Have fun.

Send an email to, or DJ Barnabas can be your conduit to more information at