FSRN Weekly Edition
Radio stations are carrying the 30-minute program, but not all who want the show
can afford the sliding-scale carriage fees.
But with your help, a small community station or a burgeoning LPFM can broadcast FSRN — bringing the grass-roots news you value to audiences that wouldn’t otherwise have access to the program.
This week’s featured station:
KYRS-Thin Air Community Radio is a non-commercial, community radio station in Spokane, Washinton. The station went on the air in 2003 as a Low Power FM broadcaster.
KYRS is a model of success for the many new LPFMs to come. In just eight years, KYRS went from 12 live, locally produced shows to more then 60, featuring Spanish-language, African-American, Native American, environmental, GLBTQA, women’s issues and youth programs. They are “proud that we have successfully created a forum for discussion and expression by and for those typically left out of the mainstream media.
KYRS hopes to add FSRN back to their schedule — to air the FSRN Weekly Edition and bring the grassroots domestic and international news you value to their listeners. But they need your help. Despite their success, they remain a small station with only one full-time staffer, and one part-timer. They simply can’t afford to pay for FSRN.
Community and college radio news and public affairs directors tell us their audiences want FSRN back on the radio. But not all stations are equal. While some stations have the financial resources to pay for the content they broadcast, others – like KYRS – simply don’t.
You can help. Contribute to FSRN’S Sponsor-A-Station Fund. Your contribution will help bring FSRN Weekly Edition to the more than 600,000 people who live within the reach of KYRS’s signal. Help this award-winning station broadcast FSRN for the greater Spokane audience, and in doing so help FSRN grow.