Doer, Public Media
Social Giving Forum at HUB Seattle,
January 16, 2013. Photo by Colleen McDevitt.
Seattle Channel video of our local Puget Sound "Make Radio Challenge" culminating event. Meet the low power FM applicants who will change the audio landscape of our region. Pike Place Market, October 15, 2013.
On October 15th, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission will open an application window for thousands of low power FM radio frequencies (LPFM) across the United States. This window is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shift our media landscape on both a local and national level. With their minimal operating costs and neighborhood-oriented broadcast range, LPFMs can quickly become local multi-platform cultural hubs, provide hands-on media training, and help reinforce the fact that our airwaves are designed to serve the public good.
THE BROWN PAPER TICKETS "MAKE RADIO CHALLENGE"
For the past two and a half years, Brown Paper Tickets has been spreading the word about the LPFM opportunity and supporting organizations interested in applying for a frequency. In our hometown of Seattle, we're collaborating with public agencies and advocacy organizations to build a strong foundation for LPFM applicants. We're challenging communities around the country to take what we're learning in Seattle and apply it to their own area.
WHY IS A TICKETING AND EVENT REGISTRATION COMPANY DOING THIS?
We're a Not-Just-For-Profit company. We understand that media directly impacts the health of our communities. When people have access and training to make their own media, powerful things happen. It's similar to what we see when we give event producers technical assistance and tools. In our experience, we've found that there's never a lack of people trying to make a difference in their communities - it's the access to resources that determine just how far a vision can go. We see LPFM as an invaluable tool for neighborhoods to shape and amplify their own voices.
Click here to read about LPFM in the news.
Puget Sound LPFM applicants celebrate National Radio Day on August 20, 2013 at Jack Straw Studios in Seattle.
Seattle Channel video of our local Puget Sound "Make Radio Challenge" campaign launch. Rahwa Habte, organizer for OneAmerica, and Amoshaun Toft, professor at UW Bothell talk about why they are applying for LPFMs. David Keyes, Seattle of Seattle Community Technology Program and Randy Engstrom, Office of Arts and Culture, and Sara Edwards, 4Culture, share why they are excited about LPFM and how they can support applicants. Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, January 24, 2013.
with the Globalist Youth.
Maker Faire to spread the word about LPFM opportunities and showed people how to make radio receivers.
At World Maker Faire New York 2011, Sabrina and Prometheus Radio Project teamed up to spread the word about opportunities in low power FM Community Radio and to MAKE RADIOS!
Doer, Public Media
Sabrina's mission: To support and advocate for public media and community development through a media lens.
Past Work: Sabrina worked at KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and KUOW 94.9 Puget Sound Public Radio in various capacities such as: production, development, membership, marketing, and community engagement.
Sabrina was recruited to the Brown Paper Tickets Doer program after eleven years in public radio with a focus on exploring financial models, deepening community engagement practices, and researching methods for measuring the impact of Public Media.Email Sabrina
The local applicants are an inspiring group. There are more we're supporting and we'll list them here when they are ready to go public with their intent to apply.
Hollow Earth Radio (HER) is the Pacific Northwest's freeform online radio and public music venue that presents a forum for underrepresented music, sounds and perspectives. All content is produced by volunteers (50 to 100 per month). We encourage community participation and offer access to training on how to run an online radio station.