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KYAQ – Community Radio for Lincoln County begins public issues discussion series

Jean Cowan (L), Arnie Roblan (R)
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Provided by KYAQ and Yaquina Wavelength

Oregon House Co-Speaker Arnie Roblan and Rep. Jean Cowan appear at Toledo Legislative issues forum November 19 for discussion of the upcoming legislative session.

KYAQ, Lincoln County’s Community Radio Station, won’t wait to be on the air before it provides opportunities to discuss issues common to all our communities. KYAQ, in conjunction with the Yaquina Wavelength, will sponsor a series of informational and campaign coverage events through Election Day, 2012. The goals are to broaden the local conversation about issues of the day, provide civics education, and let all Lincoln County residents know they will have a voice at KYAQ when it begins broadcasting in 2013 at 91.7 FM.

The first event features Oregon Co-Speaker Arnie Roblan (D-Coos Bay), and State Representative Jean Cowan (D – Newport), who will appear at a legislative public issues discussion event November 19 at the Toledo Fire Hall (285 NE Burgess Road). Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Brief introductions and formal remarks will be followed by a free-wheeling question and answer session at 4:00 p.m. All members of the public are invited. Roblan said he is particularly interested in hearing from coastal residents about our local issues, and the upcoming legislative session in January.

“Public discussion of common interests is one of the most important missions of Community Radio,” said Bridget Wolfe, Firebare Board President. Firebare, Inc., an Oregon 501c3 corporation, holds an FCC construction permit to build KYAQ. “Providing the public with opportunities to talk with state officials, lawmakers, educators and thinkers is one way KYAQ can encourage a broad conversation about our collective challenges and opportunities,” Wolfe said.

Light refreshments will be served.

The event is the first in an anticipated series of political and public policy events to be hosted through November 2012 by community radio station KYAQ-FM, click here and The Yaquina Wavelength, click here.

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