Sunday, October 14, 2007

Community Public Radio: KBUT-FM.

Did you ever wanted to take a tour of your public radio station? Have you ever wanted to meet the people you hear on the air? Have you ever been offered the opportunity to speak on the air? At KBUT-FM in Crested Butte, Colorado community radio means community participation--not simply community donations.

These are just some of the differences between big-time, professional public radio stations and small-town, community ones. Why don't you call your local, public radio station and ask for a tour, ask to meet the staff, and ask for your time to speak on the air. What will they say? I dunno, ask them!

Coordinated Fundraising: Public Radio and TV.

Last month, KGNU radio and KBDI television coordinated their fundraising with Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now and author of STATIC: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back. Does your public radio or television station promote AND support personalities when they come to town. If not, why not? Do you suppose it helps your public radio station stays in touch with organizations from which they receive programming? Denver Westword promoted Goodman's visit here.

"Mamma Kat" of KUVO-FM.

Recently Mamma Kat of KUVO-FM was mentioned by 9News in Denver, Colorado. You gotta love the diversity of this station. For Blues, R&B and Jazz, Mamma Kat is voice of many hip generations.

Mugged in Malibu.

Do you have one too many--or ten too many--lame, public radio mugs taking up space in your kitchen? Have you ever thought about giving them away? Well, you can't take a huge tax break by donating you coffee cups to the cause, but the city of Malibu, California has arranged a novel way to recycle your cheap, ceramic mugs with the help of southern California public radio stations. Read about it here.