Twin Cities Community Radio (TCCR) joined the globe in celebrating the first ever World Radio Day. We celebrated with over 250 young people, artists and leaders in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. This video shares why youth want radio and how we (TCCR) are working to make this once in a lifetime opportunity a reality.
The Twin Cities Community Radio collaboration aims to transform the diverse Twin Cities neighborhoods of Phillips and Frogtown/Summit-University by working together to launch community radio stations – so that our stories, cultures and shared community priorities can be told with our own voices.
The Local Community Radio Act signed in 2010 opens up 1,000 low-power FM radio licenses to nonprofits and community groups nationwide. Low-power FM stations can broadcast 3 – 10 miles.
This will likely be the last opportunity offered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to launch community radio stations. The collaboration is working together with the goal of launching a community radio station in both of these neighborhoods: Phillips and Frogtown/Summit-University.
“With local community radio, we can reframe our story and build community.” – Francisco Segovia, Waite House executive director
For more information:
Video Production: LineBreakMedia.org
Music: DJ Just Nine