Thursday, 22 January 2009

[creative-radio] Digest Number 2546

There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Native radio rocks in Spokane: Radio show filling reservation gap
From: George Lessard

2. Northwest US & Canada Community Radio Directory
From: George Lessard

3. Attacks on the Press in 2008: Bolivia
From: George Lessard

4. Attacks on the Press in 2008: Colombia
From: George Lessard

5. Attacks on the Press in 2008: Kenya
From: George Lessard

6. KILLED IN SOMALIA: Hassan Mayow Hassan, Radio Shabelle
From: George Lessard

7. "Canadian Voices" Radio Programme
From: George Lessard

1. Native radio rocks in Spokane: Radio show filling reservation gap
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:19 pm ((PST))

Native radio rocks in Spokane
Reclaim the Media - Seattle,WA,USA
On the Spokane Indian Reservation, young people have to sit in their cars
to hear the fading signal from a low-power community radio station 50 miles
away. ...

On the Spokane Indian Reservation, young people have to sit in their cars
to hear the fading signal from a low-power community radio station 50
miles away.

They are listening to a show from 3 to 4 p.m. every Tuesday on Thin Air
Community Radio, KYRS-FM, 92.3 and 89.9. The program offers 60 minutes of
news, interviews and music that matter to Native Americans.

"It is filling a gap that hasn't been filled before," said Twa-le
Abrahamson, a Spokane tribal member who produces the show, "InnerTribal

Abrahamson said word is getting out about the program, and once people
learn about it, they are "very excited to be included."

The show relies on this excitement, because listeners who call in provide
much of the content, including news about American Indians who live in
Spokane as well as the area's reservations.

This is important, Abrahamson said, because tribal newspapers, which are
run by tribal governments, "are too political." She envisions a day when
reservation residents will be able to rely on expanded Native programming
at KYRS as an independent news source.

It is a vision shared by KYRS program manager Lupito Flores, who has
applied to the Federal Communications Commission for a full-power license.
Because KYRS is a low-power station, its signal often cannot be heard on
the reservations.

After the nonprofit KYRS, which provides a variety of programming in the
public interest, goes from 100 watts to 6,000 watts, the station will be
heard on the Spokane and Colville reservations.

"Our mission is to provide programs to unserved and underserved
populations," Flores said, not duplicate things you can already hear on
radio. "We are surrounded by tribes, so it makes sense to produce a local
Native American show."

"InnerTribal Beat" is the second attempt by KYRS to provide Native
programming, having broadcast a show two years ago with host Jim Boyd, a
Colville tribal member and nationally known recording artist.

The new show has two hosts. Gabe Bylilly, an Eastern Washington University
graduate student, provides the music and music commentary. Jeff Ferguson
reads the news and public announcements, including job listings. The two
also were involved in founding a Native American music festival, called
InnerTribal Vibes, which last May brought regional Native talent to
Spokane Falls Community College.

Bylilly and Ferguson said the program fills a need among young people
wanting to hear Native bands, particularly those specializing in hip-hop
and rap that are rarely heard anywhere else.

Even with a more powerful broadcast, Flores said, KYRS is unlikely to
reach very far into the Coeur d'Alene Reservation and therefore will not
compete with the tribe's plans to broadcast over the newly licensed
KWIS-FM, which has yet to air.

No other regional tribe has a radio station. The only other Native
programming available in the Spokane area is "Native America Calling," a
national program produced in Anchorage, Alaska, that airs on Spokane
Public Radio, KSFC 91.9, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday.

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2. Northwest US & Canada Community Radio Directory
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:23 pm ((PST))

• Auburn Community Radio
• Free Radio Olympia 98.5 fm
• KAHS Aberdeen 106.5 lpfm aberdeen school district
(( • KAOS Olympia 89.3 fm the evergreen state college
• KASB Bellevue 89.3 fm bellevue high school
(( • KBCS Bellevue/Seattle 91.3 fm bellevue community college
(( • KCCR Tacoma [web/local cable only] pacific lutheran university
• KCED Centralia 91.3 fm centralia college
(( • KCFL Fall City 104.5 lpfm 94.5 fm Seattle
• KCHW Chewelah 97.3fm
(( • KCWU Ellensburg 88.1 fm eastern washington university
• KDNA Granger 91.5 fm la voz del campesino [espanol]
(( • KENU Enumclaw 1330 am green river community college
• KETL Republic 100.5 lpfm ferry county radio
(( • KEWU Cheney 89.5 fm eastern washington university
• KGHO Aberdeen 94.3 lpfm 96.7 fm Ocean Shores, 106.7 fm Olympia, 94.5 fm
• KGHP Gig Harbor 89.9 fm peninsula high school
(( • KGRG Auburn 89.9 fm green river community college
• KITR Kettle Falls 101.5 lpfm council for alternative energy
(( • KLOI Lopez Island 102.9 lpfm lopez island community radio
(( • KMIH Mercer Island 104.5 fm mercer island high school
• KMRE Bellingham 102.3 lpfm american museum of radio
(( • KNHC Seattle 89.5 fm nathan hale high school
• KOSW Ocean Shores 91.3 lpfm
• KOWA Olympia 106.5 lpfm media island
• KQHS Amanda Park 105.5 lpfm lake quinault community action forum
(( • KSER Everett 90.7 fm
(( • KSVR Mount Vernon 91.7 fm skagit valley college
• KTCV Kennewick 88.1 fm Kennewick high school
• KUGS Bellingham 89.3 fm western washington university
(( • KUPS Tacoma 90.1 fm university of puget sound
• KVTI Lakewood 90.9 fm clover park technical college
(( • KWCW Walla Walla 90.5 fm whitman college
• KWPA Coupeville 103.1 lpfm whidbey island radio
(( • KWRS Spokane 90.3 fm whitworth college
• KXPB Pacific Beach 89.1 lpfm
• KYAO Ocean Shores 100.1 lpfm
• KXPB Pacific Beach 89.1 lpfm
(( • KYRS Spokane 95.3 lpfm thin air radio
• KYSC Yakima 88.5 fm yakima valley community college
(( • Rainy Dawg Radio [web only] university of washington
• Voice of Bainbridge [web only]
(( • Voice of Vashon [web only]

(( • KBOO Portland 90.7 fm
(( • KBVR Corvallis 88.7 fm oregon state university
• KCUW Pendleton 101.1 lpfm umatilla reservation
(( • KEOL LaGrande 91.7 fm eastern oregon university
• KHJA Madras 102.1 lpfm
• KITC Gilchrist 106.5 lpfm
• KMUN Astoria 88.9 fm
• KPCN Woodburn 96.3 lpfm
• KPIE Dallas 94.7 lpfm
• KPIK Stayton 102.9 lpfm
• KPOV Bend 106.7 lpfm
(( • KPSU Portland 98.3 fm portland state university
• KRRC Portland 104.1 fm reed college
• KSLC McMinnville 90.3 fm linfield college
• KSKQ Ashland 94.7 lpfm media eye
• KSOW Cottage Grove 106.7 lpfm real rural radio
• KWSO Warm Springs 91.9 fm confederated tribes of warm springs
(( • KWVA Eugene 88.1 fm university of oregon
• KZAS Hood River 95.1 lpfm radio tierra [english/espanol]
(( • Portland Radio Authority (PRA) (currently web only)

• Fairbanks Open Radio [not yet on air]
• KAMP St. Michael 92.9 lpfm
• KAQU Sitka 88.1 lpfm
• KBJZ Juneau 94.1 lpfm
• KDHS Delta Junction 95.5 lpfm greely school district
• KEAA Eagle 97.7 lpfm
• KEUL Girdwood 88.9 fm
(( • KNBA Anchorage 90.3 fm native american radio
(( • KOTZ Kotzebue 89.9 fm, 720 am
(( • KRUA Anchorage 88.1 fm university of alaska anchorage
(( • KSUA Fairbanks 91.5 fm university of alaska fairbanks
• KWJG Kasilof 91.5 fm/KMJG Homer 88.9 fm
• KXES Galena 92.9 lpfm
(( • Whole Wheat Radio [web only]

(( • Boise Community Radio Project [web only]
• KRFP Moscow 92.5 lpfm radio free moscow
(( • KUOI Moscow, 89.3 fm university of idaho

(( • CFBX Kamloops 92.5 fm university college of the cariboo
(( • CFML Burnaby 104.5 fm bc institute of technology
(( • CFRO Vancouver 102.7 fm vancouver coop radio
(( • CFUR Prince George 88.7 fm university of northern british columbia
(( • CFUV Victoria 101.9 fm university of victoria
(( • CHET Chetwynd 94.5 fm
• CHFR Hornby Island 91.5 fm
• CHLS Lillooet 100.5 fm
(( • CHLY Nanaimo 101.7 fm radio malaspina
(( • CITR Vancouver 101.9 fm university of british columbia
(( • CJLY Nelson 93.5 fm kootenay coop radio
• CJMP Powell River 90.1 fm
(( • CJSF Burnaby 90.1 fm simon fraser university
(( • CKMO Victoria 103.1 fm camosun college

(( • KEAO Wailuku/Maui 91.5 lpfm
(( • KKCR Kauai 91.9 fm
(( • KTUH Honolulu 90.3 fm university of hawaii

This list is intended to include all noncommercial, nonreligious community
radio stations in the states and provinces listed above, excluding NPR
affiliates, which are listed here (pdf).

Please send additions or corrections to universaldeclaration @

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3. Attacks on the Press in 2008: Bolivia
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:24 pm ((PST))

Attacks on the Press in 2008: Bolivia
CPJ Press Freedom Online - New York,NY,USA
In 2007, funded with a 15 million boliviano (US$2 million) investment from
Venezuela, the government launched a network of more than 20 community
radio ...

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4. Attacks on the Press in 2008: Colombia
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:25 pm ((PST))

Attacks on the Press in 2008: Colombia
CPJ Press Freedom Online - New York,NY,USA
José Joaquín Chávez, director of the community radio station Acción
Estéreo and correspondent for the radio station La Voz del Tolima, left
the city of ...

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5. Attacks on the Press in 2008: Kenya
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:26 pm ((PST))

Attacks on the Press in 2008: Kenya
CPJ Press Freedom Online - New York,NY,USA
At the same time, newspapers were accused of favoring one side or the other
in their coverage, and community radio stations were criticized for stoking

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6. KILLED IN SOMALIA: Hassan Mayow Hassan, Radio Shabelle
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:29 pm ((PST))

Hassan Mayow Hassan, Radio Shabelle
January 1, 2009, Afgoye

Hassan, 36, a Radio Shabelle correspondent since 2006 in the town of
Afgoye, 19 miles (30 kilometers) south of the capital, Mogadishu, was shot
dead by a government soldier when he entered the town at around 10 a.m.,
local journalists told CPJ. Hassan was stopped by government soldiers who
accused him of collaborating with Islamic insurgent groups before one of
the soldiers shot him twice in the head, the journalists said eyewitnesses
told them.

According to a Radio Shabelle editor, Abdi Nasir, Hassan was en route to a
news conference when he was killed. Hassan produced many reports on the
humanitarian situation in the region, including critical stories about the
army's harassment of civilians in the area, the journalists said.

"If there is any evidence of wrongdoing by a government soldier or
officer, we will investigate," Minister of Information Ahmed Abdisalam
told CPJ.

Hassan is survived by a wife and five children.

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7. "Canadian Voices" Radio Programme
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:35 pm ((PST))

---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: [ncra] Canadian Voices
From: "terrence.eugene.brennan" <>
Date: Wed, January 21, 2009 13:35

Hello C/C Radio People,

Canadian Voices is a series of one-hour programmes featuring talks by
thought-provoking and action-inspiring Canadians , produced by Kootenay
Co-op Radio in Nelson, BC. The series launches its fourth season this week.

The programmes are offered free-of charge for broadcast on all c/c stations,
and are available via download from our site, . The first three seasons ( 50 programmes)
of the series have been broadcast by over 35 stations across the country ,
and are currently archived on the site for continued listening and

The newest programmes feature talks by Vancouver physician Gabor Mate,
Toronto cultural theorist Megan Boler, Ontario author/ journalists Marina
Nemat and Hamida Ghafour, and Globe and Mail national affairs columnist
Jeffrey Simpson. Future programmes include Mary Gordon, Malcolm Gladwell,
Margaret Atwood, and Beverley Jacobs, among others.

Thanks for helping to spread the thought-and-action inspiring ideas of these
provocative Canadian speakers, and please let us know if you have any
questions, suggestions, or concerns,

Zoe Creighton
producer, Canadian Voices

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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