A Little About The Ground

The Ground is an internet-based community radio project in Beacon, NY. Giving voice to under-examined ideas, thoughts and action through music, art and conversation. The Ground came about through a mutual respect and love for the medium of radio to share stories, ideas, sounds, music, and chuckles. Our mission is to operate a community radio studio where members can come-in, record, and air on our web-based station. Broadcasting voices and melody brings a different way of communicating in an over-wrought media culture, where the art of conversation is sometimes muted and other times lost. We believe it is important to get community conversations going and to create a forum to get those under-represented voices and sounds heard.

A Little About Us

Josh Kogan and Vicki Vergolina put their heads together last fall with the idea of bringing community radio to Beacon, NY, an ever-changing landscape of people and ideas. Vicki has been working in the radio field for over 16 years, as a producer at WBAI 99.5 FM in NYC for 10 of those as well as Air America Radio and currently is the Producer of Both Sides Now. She has wide-ranging experience in every aspect of radio production: producing, hosting, board oping, engineering, and has operated in studios throughout NYC (WWRL, WBAI, WOR, USRN, Premiere Networks, Air America Networks).  Partner in crime Josh Kogan is an environmental engineer, community activist, and overall provocateur.  He hosts a bi-weekly podcast “Undergrowth” through the Radio Hive collective in NYC, and has extensive experience in non-profit start-ups to include Localflux, a former online crowd funding engine, and his current project node (in Beacon), an adaptive design center for progress in ecological transparency, empowerment, and fun.