You’ve heard of Christian radio, how about Krishna radio? Well, New Vrindaban, an intentional community in West Vriginia, is seeking a license for a full power radio station so it can broadcast on such topics as yoga, vegetarianism and lessons from The Bhagavad Gita.
New Vrindaban was established 40 years ago by the funder of the Hare Krishnas and is now home to 20 devotees and has 80 or more people connected to the community in the surrounding area.
For many outsiders, the community’s biggest draw is its Palace of Gold, an ornate, Indian-style temple that looks entirely unlike anything you’d expect to encounter in West Virginia. The site is visited by upwards of 40,000 pilgrims and tourists a year, many from India.
The community is still gathering signatures for its petition to the FCC and there is serious competition for the available frequencies in their area. We wish them luck.