Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Victory for community radio in Oklahoma

AfD member Mary Francis is a key organizer for the Voices of Oklahoma radio project, which hopes to start up a community, not-for-profit FM station serving McClain, Garvin and southern Cleveland counties. After submitting their application to the FCC in 2007, Voices of Oklahoma recently learned it was approved, pending a 30 day period for competitors to appeal. But their attorney says their application is a strong one, and they're looking forward to receiving a construction permit, picking call letters, and getting on the air.

Voices of Oklahoma hopes to be working with the Prometheus Radio Project as their second full-power radio station "barnraising." The group also hopes to file applications for community radio stations in the towns of Cordell and Wynnewood.

Voices of Oklahoma's web magazine,, features updates on station development, plus the kind of community-focus news the station hopes to be covering. Congratulations, Mary and all the people at Voices of Oklahoma!

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