Wednesday, November 21, 2007

South Puget Sound chapter applies for Community Radio License

The South Puget Sound Alliance for Democracy has applied to the FCC for a license to construct and operate a full-power educational, non-profit radio station. The proposed station would serve parts of Olympia and Centralia, WA, in cooperation with radio station KOWA, a low-power FM station in Olympia, and Thurston County TV, the community access station that currently airs the chapter’s Reclaiming Democracy tv show.

Programming will stress building democracy and community by giving a voice to citizen activists, by providing a forum for dialog and debate among people of different viewpoints, and by representing the area’s diversity.

The FCC will take its time to make a decision, according to the chapter, but the Chapter feels it put in a strong application and looks forward to being able to add a new resource for people working to bring media democracy to the area. Congratulations on the hard work that “Sound Democracy” have put into this project and thank you to all those who donated funds for the amount they needed to raise for the application.

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