What if we had our own radio station? You can help build Santa Cruz' own independent community radio station. We are aiming to buy the license for 90.7FM in Santa Cruz. It will serve most of Santa Cruz County! We estimate it will cost around $300,000 to get it on the air. We bought studio equipment. Now all we need is YOU (and your dollars and ideas)! We are in a race to purchase the license before another entity gets wind of its availability. Your donation will be returned (minus card processing fee) if for some reason we are unable to complete the purchase.
In times like these, you need rapid access to trustworthy local information. Our station will broadcast news and interviews based on the journalistic ethics and standards;truthfulness, accuracy, objectivity, impartiality, fairness and public accountability. Culturally, the airwaves will celebrate that colorful, exciting, beautiful, innovative and quirky place that we all live. Programs will be engaging, high-quality and original, focusing on telling the stories of life here on the central coast. Think:musicians, artists, writers, dancers, scientists, intellectuals, children, youth, seniors, electeds, non-profit leaders, historians,etc. Many voices; one station. Multi-tribal radio. Bringing back the best of the KUSP shows (The Latin Quarter, Dr. Dawn, Geek Speak, Talk of the Bay, Celtic, Bluegrass, Blues, Folk, and World music), Democracy Now!, Your Call, plus a slate of brand new shows. For a list of sample programs and music genres, visit: www.centralcoastcommunityradio.org.
Please help by donating as much as you can comfortably afford now. All donations are tax deductible. Funds will go toward the purchase of the license, the transmitter and creation of the new studio.
If all goes well, we are slated to go on the air in Summer of this year (F.C.C. willing). We invite you be a part of it.
Two ways to give:
Online here OR to save processing fees
Mail a check to Media Watch/Radio: P.O. Box 618, Santa Cruz, CA 95061.
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