I imagine we will be dedicating a decent amount of space on CDNews over the next half-year or so to low-power FM, especially Hollow Earth Radio’s efforts to get a 100 Watt broadcasting license that could reach radios throughout most of the Central District.
For one, CDNews is a partner on the project. HER has a lot of interest in community journalism, and while it’s not exactly clear what our partnership will look like, I am definitely excited about the possibilities to bring more voices into the CD media and journalism landscape.
Here is a paragraph from my letter of support for a recent grant proposal station managers were putting together to help transition from online-only to airwave broadcast:
As a community news website, our biggest challenge is reaching neighborhood residents who do not use the Internet often. The potential to partner with HER to provide our important news, which is often not covered by any other news outlet, to more people in a medium they are more familiar with is very exciting and would provide a great service to the community.
Stay tuned for more as things develop.
In the meantime, here’s a recent King 5 report featuring Hollow Earth Radio: