Chicago Independent Radio Project

The Chicago Independent Radio Project is a Chicago-based non-profit organization that works to expand and reform access to the airwaves, lobbying Congress and the FCC to open up the dial to new 100-watt “low-power FM” broadcast licenses. They also run Chicago’s best online radio station, CHIRP Radio.


The group’s acronym, CHIRP, opened up a brainstorming session that ended with me thinking of a crow at the end of the day as the world is winding down, opening its beak wide and making itself heard. It was an apt metaphor that lent itself to a nice, clean, easily identifiable icon.