News Release provided by KAYQ Community Radio
COMMUNITY RADIO KYAQ OPENS WEBSITE…
OFFERS “FIRST BROADCAST” ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2011
Your local community radio station, KYAQ is not yet on the air, but is already ready to bring you great programming. We will stream Pacifica Radio’s Memorial 9/11 Broadcast from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. via KPFA, Berkeley on Sunday, September 11, 2011, at KYAQ.org and hold a “KYAQ Listening Party” with open discussion during the broadcast at Natural Selection in Waldport (140 NW Hwy 101) from Noon to 5:00 p.m. that day.
“We look forward to meeting with members of the community at this event, and discussing this exciting new project,” said board member Laura Miller. “Those of us working to get KYAQ off the ground and on the air want to hear from as many Lincoln County residents as we can, so that the radio station will truly reflect our unique community.”
The program explores the human story of 9/11’s impact. KPFA, Berkeley CA, is one of the nation’s oldest public radio stations, founded in 1949. Throughout its long history it has pioneered many programming and technical innovations you now take for granted today as a public radio listener. Pacifica continues to blaze a trail of honest inquiry, open discussion and a search for facts in its extensive news and public affairs lineup.
During the program, Pacifica Radio and Democracy Now! examine “911’s Footprint on America,” exploring who have we become because of it, as individuals and as a society. Through the words of the people who lost their loved ones, who fought the flames at Ground Zero, who sustained life altering injuries and who suffered the consequences of being a Muslim American, we’ll hear firsthand how America and her people have evolved in spite of the terror inflicted upon them.
“At times of historic change, tragedy or rebirth, Pacifica Radio is the medium equipped to bring the human story. The sincerity of these narratives – whether given by leading intellectuals or by the person on the street – gives me chills” said Pacifica Executive Director Arlene Engelhardt.
The memorial broadcast will begin, the way Sept. 11, 2001 began for Pacifica listeners with Democracy Now! broadcasting `live’ from New York, only a few blocks away from where the planes hit the towers. Amy Goodman will take us back to that ill-fated day with actual sound gathered on the scene as well as her own personal recollections. The program will also comprise live broadcasts and panel discussions from Pacifica affiliate stations and extensive audio from the Pacifica archives.
This program is produced by Verna Avery-Brown in cooperation with Pacifica Radio Archives, Democracy Now! KPFA, Berkeley; KPFK, Los Angeles; KPFT, Houston; WBAI, New York; and WPFW, Washington, D.C.
KYAQ will provide links on its website to various community radio stations around the country in the coming months, and plans additional outreach activities.
For information, to volunteer, or to participate in future community outreach events, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-961-7888.
KYAQ is a project of Firebare, Inc., an Oregon 501c3 corporation. All donations are tax deductible.
Editor’s Note: KYAQ is in the process of raising funds to erect a transmitting tower capable of reaching most of Lincoln County.