Monday, February 20, 2012

[PDI] Fwd: Translators and Rule Makings, Oh My

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From: "Prometheus Radio Project" <>
Date: Feb 20, 2012 9:23 PM
Subject: Translators and Rule Makings, Oh My
To: "Daniel Stafford" <>



Any day now, we expect to hear from the FCC on two major policy issues
that are the result of years of work by Prometheus Radio Project and
supporters like you. The FCC will be releasing its final rules to preserve
channels for community radio in urban areas, as well as new proposed rules
that will shape the future of the Low Power FM (LPFM) radio service. Once
those new rules are complete later this year, the FCC will be ready to
announce an application filing window, when groups can apply for new
stations at last.

We are not idle while we wait. Prometheus and our allies have
created a network
of support <#1359def22fbda53f_up> to ensure that community groups are well
prepared to take advantage of the momentous opportunity ahead. We are
organizing support teams of volunteer lawyers, engineers, and people like
you. Please help us to keep our work

Inside this issue:

- Building a Network, One Group at a Time <#1359def22fbda53f_up>

Welcome New Staff <#1359def22fbda53f_story+2>

Social Networking is for Radio Stations, Too! <#1359def22fbda53f_social>

Station Profile - KDGS <#1359def22fbda53f_profile>

Building a Network, One Group at a Time

Imagine what you could do with a radio station. Now imagine what we can do
with one thousand radio stations!

*"We have an uprecedented opportunity to support our more than 800,000
members through the process of starting radio stations all over the
country," *said ColorOfChange Executive Director Rashad Robinson.* "Our
partnership with Prometheus will allow us to broadcast our messages to an
even broader audience and mobilize our communities to action."*

We are seeking partners to help local groups get ready and apply for
licenses. These "anchor partners" will provide regular hand-holding support
for applicants in your region or area of interest. We will suggest groups
based on your interests (LGBT centers, groups in South Florida, for
example) and/or you can recruit groups. We will provide all the materials
you would need and ongoing training and support to you. Read
. .

*Welcome New Staff

*Meet Ana Martina*

Ana Martina joined the Prometheus staff in January as the Technical and
Training Coordinator. She was born in Mexico City and her passion is the
promotion of independent media for social justice. She participated in
technical and training support in community radio stations in Mexico,
Central America and the US. In 2003, in conjunction with the Beehive
launched a media caravan all over across Central America documenting the
affectations of NAFTA and Plan Puebla Panama.

. .

*Meet Tim Cravens*

Tim Cravens joined Prometheus Radio Project on February 1, 2012, as the
Development and Communications Associate. He has experience working for a
number of non-profit organizations, most recently serving as the Gift
Planning Manger for the American Friends Service Committee. He enjoys
finding ways to help people find ways to express their passion for their
principles by determining the best ways to give to organizations that live
out those principles in practical ways. He looks forward to helping to
increase support for the great work that Prometheus does.

. .

*Maximize Your Station's Reach with Social Media *
Why would a radio station need social media? There are more than 800
million active Facebook users globally. In less than 8 years, the
ubiquitous website and mobile application has become an integral source of
communication for millions around the world. Social movements have
flourished due to the benefits this kind of technology allows in
communications infrastructure, as evidenced in the recent spur of protests
continuing to emerge around the world. In sum, FB has revolutionized the
way we communicate.

More than 50% of FB users log into their account at least once a day and
that number is steadily increasing as more people gain mobile wireless
access. Users have also moved from communicating with just friends and
family to also interacting with organizations, businesses, communities and
a variety of other "fan" pages. This makes community radio stations prime
users for Facebook. With a fan page, stations can increase access to
programming and dialog with staff and supporters.

. .

*Station Profile: KDGZ 98.3 FM

KDGZ-LP, run out of Townsend, Montana's Broadwater High school, is
integral to the school and the surrounding community. Townsend is very
sports-oriented, but because students often travel hundreds of miles for
sports, it's hard for parents to make it to away games. Volunteers help by
broadcasting them live. KDGZ also broadcasts information about community
events, like the county fair and Oktoberfest. One year, elementary school
students wrote holiday-themed poems. Broadwater's Radio Broadcasting class
recorded them, and soon their little voices were on the air. "It was a
hoot!" says Mia Whitfield, station manager.
. .

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*Thank You Donors!*

The following people contributed to Prometheus between 1/1/12 and 2/6/12.

Val Barnes

Mark Beauchamp

C. H. Browner

Lila Cornell

Kirsten Flagg

Dan Hajdo

Rob McConnell

Nan Rubin

Matthew Schacht

Peter Shaw

Gene Weinstein

Holmes Wilson

Goodrich Quality Theaters

Please tell us if we have inadvertently overlooked your donation.

*Prometheus Radio Project*
P.O. Box 42158
Philadelphia, PA 19101
United States

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