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There is no network like the No one brings together food and culture content like we do. Support and you support the most progressive voice for food and culture radio in America. is committed to archiving, protecting, and advancing our country's rich food culture through programs that give voice to America's leading food professionals, farmers, policy experts, artists, and tastemakers.

The marriage between radio and Internet allows us to transmit our message like never before. The Internet gives our followers the choice of when, how, and where they listen.

We have over one million listens a month and reach over 200 countries around the globe. Our social media outlets and podcasts keep our tech savvy listeners engaged, while the easy-to-use website is accessible to all.

All of our shows are entered into a permanent archive creating a database of discussions on food and culture. Our archives provide an enduring record of national culture in its most basic form, food. is a 501c3 non-profit organization that relies on the support of listeners like you!

Our History was launched in 2009 by Patrick Martins, founder of Slow Food USA and of Heritage Foods USA. The station is built into two re-purposed shipping containers dropped into the back yard of Roberta's, a legendary Brooklyn restaurant-the premises of aptly demonstrate the do-it-yourself philosophy of today. Almost every important figure in the American food revolution has been on the network, from Alice Waters to Michael Pollan. We have recorded and broadcasted over 3,000 shows covering a wide array of topics including food, agriculture, politics, design, art, music and much more.

Our Staff

Patrick Martins Founder/Chairman and host of The Main Course
Patrick Martins was born in New York City's Mount Sinai Hospital on February 10th, 1972 and has lived in the city ever since. Patrick received a Masters' Degree in Performance Studies at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Patrick is the founder of Slow Food USA, Heritage Foods USA, Heritage Radio Network and co-founder of the New York City Trivia Game.

Erin Fairbanks Executive Director and host of The Farm Report
In 2005, Erin left the Midwest and her post at Zingerman's Deli to try her hand at being a line-cook in New York City. She walked into the kitchen of Savoy offering to peel carrots and didn't leave for two years. Next, she spent time at Gramercy Tavern, initiating their in-house charcuterie program. Then following her passion for pigs she moved north where she spent a year at Flying Pigs Farm, where she directed "Farm Camp at Flying Pigs Farm". In 2011, she launched "No Goat Left Behind," a national project of Heritage Foods USA. After completing her graduate degree in Urban Policy Analysis at The New School for Public Engagement she joined the HeritageRadioNetwork.Org team as Executive Director in the Spring of 2012.

Jack Inslee Executive Producer and host of Full Service Radio
Jack knew he wanted to be a producer for as long as he can remember and has worked in sound and recording his entire life. At 13 years old, he built a home recording studio in Long Island, producing, recording, writing and releasing thousands of songs for himself and dozens of other local artists. In 2008, he graduated New York University's Music Technology program, combining his self-taught production and editing skills with specialized training in recording technology and media. In 2009, Jack joined Heritage Radio Network in its early days of operation, helping design the studio and developing programming. He now oversees the production and engineering of 40 weekly shows, and manages post production/editing for Heritage Radio Network. In addition to his work in radio, Jack produces, records and writes original music and runs Full Service Party, a DJ/production collective that has performed at events and festivals nationwide.. He is also a die-hard Knicks fan.

Allison Hamlin Deputy Director
Allison is a ten year veteran of the food service industry, specializing in education and programmatic support for issues surrounding food culture, access and consumption. Allison holds a B.A. in anthropology, history and food systems from the University of Vermont, and is working toward completing a graduate degree in food studies at New York University. Her academic background includes extensive research on terroir, artisan cheese and place-based products. Most recently, Allison worked as the Programming Manager at Astor Center, a recreational beverage-focused educational space in NoHo, where she planned and managed an ongoing curriculum of classes and events on wine, spirits, cocktails and food pairing.

Our Music

At, we feature all original and independent musicians for our theme songs, break music and post-produced content! If you're interested in having your music featured please email us at

Featured Artists:

  • Knifeshow
  • Jack Inslee
  • Alan Wilkis
  • Bad Dolly
  • Ball of Flame Shoot Fire
  • Bohemia
  • Blind Benny
  • Brothers NYC
  • The California Honeydrops
  • Cherryholmes
  • Fancy Restaurant Records
  • Cookies
  • Cudzoo & The Faggettes
  • Da Willys
  • Dead Stars
  • Dieselboy & Bare
  • EULA
  • Four Lincolns
  • The Hollows
  • Odetta Hartman
  • Idgy Dean
  • Jamie Serow
  • Jen Jayden & The Greenstone
  • Jerome LOL
  • Kitchen Opera Company
  • Kntrlr
  • Michel Nischan
  • Mohegan Son
  • Obey City
  • Pamela Royal
  • Plexophonic
  • The Raunch Hands
  • Rene Lopez
  • Shadowbox
  • Shannon Wurst
  • Snowmine
  • Space Disease
  • Takstar
  • Tom Cruz
  • Wreck Tech

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    Live call in number: 718-497-2128
    Office number: 718-389-0985
    Email: info[at]
    Mailing Address: 1130 Bedford Ave. BOX 301 Brooklyn, NY 11216

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