Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Community radio station WOWD-LP FM launches in Takoma Park, Maryland

 A few years ago the FCC announced they would be giving out low power radio broadcast licenses, and a group in Takoma organized a successful initiative to get one of the licenses.

It's a low power station designed to serve micro-communities with much tighter signals compared to radio stations trying to reach large sections of a metropolitan area.

Takoma Radio, WOWD-LP FM, 94.3, is a community media initiative serving a broadcast area about 2.5 miles in diameter from its studios in Old Town Takoma, reaching parts of DC and Prince George's County Maryland, in addition to Montgomery County, Maryland, where the station is based.

It launched last Saturday.  It's not at the point of 24 hour/day broadcasting, with around one half day's worth of programming.

Last fall WERA-LP FM, Radio Arlington, 96.7 launched in Arlington County, Virginia.

-- Community Radio | Prometheus Radio Project
-- Low Power FM (LPFM) Broadcast Radio Stations, Federal Communications Commission



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