Radio Free Roscoe is . . . the most unappreciated show on the planet. I can say this honestly because it's entirely true. I blame the network. Radio Free Roscoe used to appear every night in Prime Time on The-N. Then it got canceled. Now it appears on The-N at one-thirty in the morning. It's clear that Radio Free Roscoe was replaced by shows that are a hundred times worse — South of Nowhere and Instant Star. Once again, the networks screwed up and I'll tell you why.
First of all, many people are probably wondering what in fact Radio Free Roscoe is. It's about four kids who started an underground radio station due to being shut up by the administration at their school. The basic message of the show is finding your voice. Ray, Lily, Travis, and Robbie use the station to express their feelings. They can say anything they want on the station and be heard. How? They use the alter egos of Pronto, Question Mark, Shady Lane, and Smog. It's about not going insane and being yourself. Instead, it kills stereotypes. And best of all, the principal can't do a thing about it.
I truly believe this show helped me find my voice. I felt I could relate to the characters. I know, I know, I don't have an underground radio station. But I could still relate to the fact that I was just a stupid little freshman who was trying to find my voice. I did. I started writing. Fan fictions, reviews of things, songs...that's how I express myself.
The Radio Free Roscoe kids were not rebels. Well, I guess they sort of were. But they were also great students. Robbie, for example, is the leader of RFR and was named as an honor student in the episode, “Bad Boy.” Lily started her own band and had a single. That doesn't promote underachiever to me. Ray was the funny guy and he gets a job as M/C at the local coffee hang out place. Travis is a man of mystery and is always quoting Buddha. I'm sorry, but I've never met a Bad Boy quoting Buddha. So this is also a good message.