Mission

The detour network is a non-commercial, non-profit, community based radio network focused primarily on the East Tennessee area. Our mission is to bring an independent voice to an area dominated by corporate radio.

The detour network is a project of Purple Zebra Services. The stations also function as a learning lab for other non-profit, educational, and charitable radio stations.

We also…

  1. …give the radio host full control to say and play whatever they desire.
  2. …bring unheard and a diversity of opinions, news, and music to the region.
  3. …break the format boundaries that have been created by traditional radio.
  4. …allow the community an opportunity to get an uncensored voice on the air.

The detour network is also an affiliate of the Pacifica Radio Network. We too share in Pacifica’s mission…

Pacifica’s mission is to promote peace and justice through communication between all races, nationalities and cultures. We strive to contribute to the democratic process through public discourse and promotion of culture. Unbeholden to commercial or governmental interests, we recognize that use of the airwaves is a public trust.