In November 2012, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expanded the possibilities for hyper-local, community-based media outlets across the United States with new rules regarding low-power FM (LPFM) radio. This has the potential to vastly change the media landscape of Seattle by supporting new stations in your neighborhood focused on local arts and culture and issues relevant to your community.
We’re partnering with Brown Paper Tickets to host a free workshop on this new media opportunity at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. This is the first of several workshops designed to help nonprofits determine whether running an LPFM station is a good fit for their organization.
Representatives from Brown Paper Tickets, the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Seattle Department of Information Technology and 4Culture will discuss the process of founding a LPFM station, including organizational development, fundraising, navigating the application process, finding and shaping a place within your community, and designing a curriculum for volunteers.
Go here for more information on the workshop series and to register.