Friday, April 28, 2017

KMGP Magnuson Radio Station Seeking Programming Ideas At Open House Saturday

KMGP, a new talk and music radio station broadcasting from Magnuson Park starting in October, is having an open house on Saturday from 2-5pm with live music, various other performances and food. 

There will be a programming idea competition to gather public input for the community-driven non-commercial programs.

One of the SPACE program coordinators told the Blog Staff that the station "needs community involvement and would like to generate ideas on what people right here in NE Seattle would like to hear." Program ideas can also be submitted on-line.

SPACE (Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange) received an FCC permit to operate the low-power FM radio station, KMGP-LP 101.1 (KMGP (KMaGnuson Park) from noon-midnight, seven days a week, operating on the energy of a 100-watt light bulb and broadcasting in a 3-5 mile radius.

SPACE will be running the station supported by volunteers, which will focus on promoting arts and culture at Magnuson Park.  The station will  work up to broadcasting 24 hours per day, every day.

The station must adhere to the FCC's rules of  36 broadcasting hours per week, be a nonprofit, have no profanity, every member must live within 10 miles of the station and 80% of the content must be produced within 8 miles of the station.

Sabrina Roach, with Brown Paper Tickets Doer Program, said:

Communities are about to have a much larger voice on local airwaves.  Like our public libraries and community centers, community radio offers hands-on access and connection, education and entertainment that feeds and strengthens our neighborhoods.   
It adds another dimension to public services; it acts like ‘community glue,’ building bridges among unlikely groups of people representing different interests and demographics

For more information go here and to Facebook.

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