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Photos: A dose of independent radio

Updated 11:02 AM ET, Thu May 9, 2013
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Radio host Rachael Gordon talks on-air from the CD102.5 studios in Columbus, Ohio. WWCD-FM is a rarity in today's world of radio, an independently operated and locally owned commercial music station. Michael F. McElroy/Getty Images for CNN
People line up to attend one of CD102.5's Big Room concerts while one of the station's ice-cream trucks lingers out front. The station prides itself on being a part of the community. Michael F. McElroy/Getty Images for CNN
Super fans Kathy Thrush, left, and Carissa Thrush say they try and make it to the station's Big Room concerts regularly. Michael F. McElroy/Getty Images for CNN
Randy Malloy, CD102.5's president and general manager, chats with marketing director Kara Jones in his office. The station, which isn't part of a larger media corporation, has been independently owned and operated for more than two decades. Michael F. McElroy/Getty Images for CNN
Bands that perform at the station leave their mark on walls around the Big Room. Michael F. McElroy/Getty Images for CNN
The Neighbourhood, an indie pop band from California, performs live at the Big Room. Michael F. McElroy/Getty Images for CNN
CD102.5 program director Lesley James shoots video with her phone while the Welsh alternative rock trio the Joy Formidable plays. Michael F. McElroy/Getty Images for CNN
Members of the Neighbourhood warm up before their Big Room performance. Michael F. McElroy/Getty Images for CNN
Fans fill the Big Room to watch the Neighbourhood perform. The station regularly gives away passes to listeners. Michael F. McElroy/Getty Images for CNN
Staffers and interns play darts during some downtime on the weekend shift at CD102.5. Michael F. McElroy/Getty Images for CNN
A Moby platinum record adorns one of the walls at the station. Michael F. McElroy/Getty Images for CNN
A U2 poster and other band memorabilia hang above an ice-cream cooler near the station's entrance. Michael F. McElroy/Getty Images for CNN
DJ Nate and Krista Kae introduce local band Post Coma Network, the opening act for the Second Dose of the CD102.5 Day concert series on April 6 at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion in Columbus. The station supports local artists. Michael F. McElroy/Getty Images for CNN
Fans watch Australian band San Cisco perform at the CD102.5 Day concert. Michael F. McElroy/Getty Images for CNN
A concertgoer cools off with a CD102.5 fan. The station's staff members say they believe the community is behind them. Michael F. McElroy/Getty Images for CNN