Thursday, February 1, 2018

Magnuson Radio Station Launches

A Laurelhurst Blog reader and volunteer with SPACE (Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange) would like to let the community know that the radio station, SPACE 101.1 FM (local low-powered radio station), has officially launched, broadcasting from Magnuson Park.

KMGP, the talk and music radio station, serves Laurelhurst and other neighborhoods within 3-5 miles of the park and operates on the energy of a 100-watt light bulb .  

The station is run by volunteers, who focus on promoting arts and culture at Magnuson Park. 

The SPACE website says:
Four years ago, Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange (SPACE) was issued a construction permit from the FCC to start a low-power FM radio station. SPACE 101.1 began its testing in late September 2017 and is now one of Seattle's newest stations, built for the community and broadcasting out of Magnuson Park. 
LPFM stations operate on the energy of a 100-watt light bulb yet due to a great antenna placement, SPACE 101.1 has a large broadcast range, from Bellevue to areas of West Seattle, Phinney Ridge to Kirkland. 
Based in Magnuson Park, SPACE’s priority is to build community by connecting the park’s many stakeholders and visitors through creative and community based programming.  
We look forward to enabling unique and engaging community-driven non-commercial radio programs. 

For more information go here and to Facebook.

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