Artist Statement

Ponce Radio is an independent, 24-hour, off-the-grid radio station located in Atlanta, GA and broadcasting globally. This is a freeform, uncensored platform for musicians and DJs to express their unique tastes not readily available in mainstream radio. Ponce Radio is a place for people to gather IRL, and online. A common space to celebrate Atlanta’s notably diverse and infamous music scene. Content will be broadcasted from a shipping container on the Atlanta BeltLine.

Radio content will broadcast through several platforms: speakers on the BeltLine, the free Ponce Radio app, and the Ponce Radio website. Content will include podcasts, DJ shows, and live music performances. People can also participate in live chats with the DJ or musician in the booth.

Ponce Radio intentionally expands the power of artists to define a unique, diverse set of messages & endless vision. Serving as a tool for empowerment for its content providers and its listeners, it will include annual programming from various voices across Atlanta and the world. We believe that the amplification of diverse voices is the definition of empowerment and understanding.

Ree de La Vega has benefited directly from this type of communal mentorship. She seeks to leverage the global network for emerging artists through Ponce Radio. The Ponce Radio annual calendar will include various programs focused on mentorship and artistic development within the DJ community to create a safe space for artists to expand their reach and ability.

 

Artist Bio

Ree de la Vega a lifelong music fan, following in her father’s footsteps as a vinyl enthusiast and collector. An Atlanta resident for over two decades, she’s transitioned from nightlife lover to highly sought-after promoter and DJ for numerous inclusive, non-conformist events nationwide. Ree brings a signature energy to every project she’s involved with. Whether DJing or producing her own events, Ree always celebrates LGBTQ and feminist issues. This culminated with the founding of Chaka Khan Hacienda, Creative Loafing’s 2018 weekly party of the year.