KYAQ 91.7 FM, Lincoln Co.’s only public radio station, is pleased to announce that David Barsamian, Director and host of the popular radio show Alternative Radio, is coming to Newport on May 7th as part of his 30th anniversary Oregon tour. David is one of America’s most wide-ranging investigative and independent journalists, altering the media landscape with his radio programs and books with Noam Chomsky, Richard Wolfe, Tariq Ali, Howard Zinn, Ralph Nader and many others. His tour, “Saving the Planet” is a most important and critical issue at this time as David says, “The magnitude of the crisis requires radical compassion for the Earth and all its inhabitants and flora and fauna. Despite probes landing on comets this is the only home we have.”
David will be speaking at the Atonement Lutheran Church (2315 N. Coast Hwy, Newport) in the Fellowship Hall and the event runs from 6 to 8pm. There will be music by the Sunset Harbor Home Boys Choir (Richard Silen & Deane Bristow), light refreshments, and a raffle of one of the late Sam Briseno’s beautiful candelabras. In addition, CD’s by various artists will be for sale, and there will be a suggested donation of $10.00 at the door, however no one will be turned away
This event kicks off KYAQ’s spring membership drive lasting the entire week, starting with David Barsamian’s visit. KYAQ is totally funded by its listening audience and is operated solely by volunteers. KYAQ broadcasts 24 hours a day, and now has 9 locally produced radio shows with plans to include more. For more information about the radio station, David Barsamian’s visit, or to see all the wonderful, commercial free programming KYAQ offers, please visit KYAQ.org, facebook at KYAQ Radio 91.7 FM, and Twitter at kyaq_fm. KYAQ 91.7 FM is a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible. For more information please call KYAQ at 541 264-5917 or write to PO Box 1664, Newport, 97365.