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The Homelessness Marathon

America's only national broadcast

focusing on homelessness and


The next live broadcast will take place on Tuesday June 12th from noon to midnight in conjunction with The Poor People's March in Washington DC.

Watch this page for technical updates.


All stations wanting to hook up to our stream can use the following:
Stations can Click Here (128kbps)

If you are an individual listener, please DO NOT use the audioport streams. Our broadcast for individual listeners is the live audio stream on our home page..." and audio stream here:
Click here to listen
If you're listening on an iPhones you should
Click Here to Listen


The first hour of the Marathon comes in cleanly at the top of the 12 p.m., EST, hour, with no billboarding or pre-recorded segment. After that, the clock runs:

59:00 - 59:29 - end-of-hour announcements
59:30 - 59:59 - music bed for station IDs

Note: We haven't always hit these marks perfectly.

2018 Promos:
Click here


Q: When is the next marathon?
A: The next Marathon will run from 12pm-12am, EST, on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

Q: Does my station have to broadcast all 12 hours of the marathon?
A: No. We're grateful for any time you can give us.

Q: Does the marathon raise funds for homeless people?
A: No, the marathon is a consciousness-raising, not a fund-raising broadcast. There are no on-air solicitations. While we certainly encourage "haves" to give generously to "have- nots," we believe that solving the problem of homelessness requires not just volunteerism but also fundamental changes in the way our nation's priorities are structured. The whole mission of the marathon is to ignite a national dialog about what these changes should be. We don't want to muddy our focus by pleading for funds. The marathon also does not carry any corporate underwriting.

Q: If our station wants to do more than just air the marathon, what can we do?
A: You can:
  • Contact local shelters, homeless papers, outreach organizations and activist groups to let them know about the broadcast and see if they want to set up "listening rooms," where homeless people can gather to participate in the broadcast. We also encourage listening-room sponsors to invite politicians and the press to hear the broadcast directly in the company of homeless people
  • We're planning to cut away to remote locations throughout the broadcast. A live feed can consist of a "speak-out" from a listening room, conversations with a local subgroup of the homeless population or coverage of a homelessness-related story that can be handled live.
  • Accompany the marathon with local programming. We encourage stations to build their own programming around the marathon, if possible. This can be done either before or after taking the national feed. Or, stations can cut away from the main broadcast while it's in progress. This can be done during the windows for the pre-recorded pieces and live-feeds, so that it is possible to enter and exit the national marathon cleanly at the beginning and ends of segments.