Art+Tech+Trash at Seattle Mini Maker Faire

Last August I helped my Doer colleague, Sabrina Roach with her National Radio Day event in Seattle by facilitating the build of an 8′ light-up “Radio Tower.” The prototype was made almost entirely from reclaimed materials and some borrowed electronics. It turned out so awesome that the prototype became the finished product, and in the
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12 Creative Ways to Celebrate National Radio Day

“Radio is the most intimate and socially personal medium in the world.” – Harry von Zell. National Radio Day is August 20, 2015—a day for communities across the country to celebrate radio. As part of my Doer work for Brown Paper Tickets, I’m organizing the first annual coast-to-coast celebration in partnership with non-commercial radio stations
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Celebrate UNESCO World Radio Day with Us

Community radio is something to celebrate. It brings people together, allows freedom of expression, spreads joy, music and so much more. Celebrate it today, World Radio Day, an UNESCO holiday and global series of events honoring democracy, community, education and cultural ties. Brown Paper Tickets is doing it up big with a reception and party
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New Neighborhood Radio Stations Popping Up in Puget Sound

Neighborhoods in Seattle and the Puget Sound have strong individual identities, defined and protected by their denizens. Now some neighborhoods will even have their own radio stations. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently approved 5 new Puget Sound neighborhood radio stations, and one of them, Voice of Vashon, may be on the air as early
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Local Radio to Hit Seattle Neighborhood Air Waves

Waves of Puget Sound will soon crash into Seattle neighborhoods. Air waves, that is, will carry hyper-local news, music and community dialogue directly to your home sweet home. Last October, Brown Paper Tickets publicly introduced between 12 and 15 new neighborhood radio stations that could be added to the Puget Sound FM radio dial by
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Charity Spotlight: C89 Radio Run by High Schoolers

Seattle radio station C89.5 FM (KNHC) just wrapped up their annual pledge drive. A supporter of community-run arts organizations, Brown Paper Tickets has donated to Seattle Public Schools-owned C89.5 FM over the years, including $1,000 in 2014 to match listener contributions. Why does Brown Paper Tickets support kid-powered radio? C89.5 FM is a student-run radio
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Community Radio Brainstorm: We Are Not Alone

Post by Sabrina Roach, Brown Paper Tickets Public Media Doer As director of Brown Paper Tickets’ National Make Radio Challenge, I helped as many nonprofit organizations as possible learn about the opportunity to apply for a free low-power FM radio license in 2013. This year, I’m assisting applicants in building capacity so they can successfully
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Five Ways Low Power FM Will Power Up Public Radio

World Radio Day is this Thursday, February 13. It’s the perfect time to talk about how Low Power FM Radio could change the public and community radio landscape in the United States. For the past three years, I’ve been putting a shoulder into low power FM (LPFM) infrastructure development. I have helped to get the
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Seattle! Celebrate the Sound of Tomorrow at the Pike Place Market!

Next Tuesday, October 15, two very important things are happening: 1. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will open an application window for thousands of low power FM radio frequencies (LPFM) across the United States. 2. Sabrina Roach, Brown Paper Tickets Doer, specializing in Public Media, will be producing a lunch to celebrate Puget Sound applicants!
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Mid-Week Beat: Is Radio Still Relevant in the Digital Age?

This week on the Mid-Week Beat we stray away from our usual format of featuring bands and shows to focus on radio, and more specifically Low Power FM. Radio is an important medium that is just as relevant and useful to independent musicians as it is to community groups and non-profits, even in the age
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