Coastal Washington LPFM needs help!

Received via email from folks at KXPB Pacific Beach:

I am writing on behalf of a small community on the Washington coast that currently has a low powered radio station. It serves three small towns (about 500 to about 800 each) Moclips, Pacific Beach and Aloha. The radio station was set up originally and run almost entirely by one fellow, Kelly. Tragically, he died a few months ago from a heart attack while on the radio actually.

This radio station is very important to this community. The problem now is that Kelly was the only person who knew how to run it, how to work the computer, regulations, how to program music etc. This coastal community is economically depressed, not having logging or fishing any more and tourism is still at a low level. But the community spirit is strong and they have several community events a year. The radio is central to all this, they have a few evening programs run by local people, local musicians play, are currently having local Representatives talking on the radio--the radio station is a cornerstone for them and they do not want to lose it. The problem is that they have almost no knowledge on how to run it now and no money...

Sounds like the station needs any kind of help it can get, including tech, training and fundraising assistance. If you can help, please get in touch with Margaret Wilson.

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