Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Queering the Airwaves
Webinar on Community Radio Opportunity
May 3, 2pm EST
Hosted by CenterLink with the Prometheus Radio Project
Free. RSVP now.
Community radio is transformative. It helps people connect, share local news and events, and participate in decisions that impact their lives. 90% of Americans use radio at least once a week, making it the most common point of connection today.
In the next year, there will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for local groups to start their own radio stations. 1000+ new licenses will be available in most cities in the U.S. including urban areas where their signal can reach up to a half million people.
This represents a major opportunity for LGBTQ organizations to amplify their messages and reach new audiences. LGBTQ centers are ideal locations for these affordable radio stations which will further extend our voices and issues to the whole community. Centers can share programming and information, helping to build our networks.
The Prometheus Radio Project seeks to educate and support groups in applying and getting on air. Join this exciting webinar with Prometheus to learn how your organization or center can plug into this one in a lifetime opportunity.
If you are interested in starting a station, sign up with Prometheus to stay in touch.
About the Presenter
Danielle Chynoweth is a Director at the Prometheus Radio Project. She co-founded the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center home to Radio Free Urbana and Uniting Pride Center. She worked on campaigns to add sexual orientation discrimination to Illinois’ human rights act and to promote marriage equality. She served as a member of city council in Urbana, Illinois, instigating a domestic partner registry, public arts and broadband programs, She assisted non-profits with strategic planning and communications for 12 years as VP of Pixo Technologies and has taught media arts in Thailand, Burma, Italy, and Kenya, and as an Evans Scholar at Evergreen State College.