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Items concerning the Northwest Community Radio Network

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Network Proposal: Content Sharing via Audioport

Content Sharing: a Proposal to Collaborate with the Pacifica Network

Without a central, technologically-enabled way for stations to collaborate and share programming, the idea of a "network" remains somewhat abstract. Thinking along the lines of "build it and they will come," building a content-sharing tool seems like a good early step for network development.

There are already websites that audio producers use for distributing sound files, including Indymedia sites, Radio4All.net, Pacifica's Audioport.org site, Public Radio Exchange etc. In seeking a solution for the NW Community Radio Network, we're considering several factors:

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Network Proposal: Governance and Management

This proposal represents an initial attempt to create a framework for development of the Northwest Community Radio Network Structure including how the Network will be governed and managed.

Rationale: In order for a centralized network of community, college, LPFM and non-commercial, non-religious radio stations to become a functional entity, this entity must define its core operational functions. Decisions made with regard to values, ethics, governance and management need to be guided by a collective vision. Processes need to be formulated for effective communication and facilitation of network members needs.

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Northwest Community Radio Summit: Sept 15-17

Community radio friends and compañeros: join us in Seattle this September for an historic summit, the founding of the Northwest Community Radio Network! College and community stations from Oregon to Alaska will meet to form a voluntary network for content sharing, collaborative production, station mentoring and joint media democracy campaigns. The summit will also include grassroots radio skill-sharing for community radio programmers at any level of expertise. Workshops will be led by some of the best and brightest community radio activists in the Northwest, along with allies from the media democracy movement. Our keynote speaker is Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman.

Click here to register (or here to pay if already registered)! For more on the developing conference schedule and other information, read on, and bookmark nwcommunityradio.org.

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LPFM Barnraising in Oregon, Aug. 18-20!

This August, our pals at the Prometheus Radio Project return to the Northwest for their second bilingual LPFM barnsaising in Woodburn, Oregon! In the spirit of neighbors pulling together to put up a new building, Reclaim the Media will join the Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN) and Prometheus to build a radio station from the ground up! Click here to register or here to find out more!

At the August 18-20 event, Prometheus' tenth radio station barnraising, a cast of dozens, maybe hundreds, of community radio aficianados will come together to help build KPCN-LP Woodburn, OR. Regional volunteers from Portland's KBOO, Indymedia and Reclaim the Media will be joined by national volunteers throughout the US and international volunteers from Central and South America, and will converge in the Willamette Valley of Oregon to make a long-standing dream of PCUN come true! Since the organization formed in 1985, to protect the rights of Woodburn's immigrant treeplanters and farmworkers, it's been in the organization's vision to own and operate its own radio station to be used as an organizing tool for the group's numerous issues and campaigns.

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