[Vision2020] In Support of Community Radio
msl at moscow.com
Tue May 22 07:58:05 PDT 2007
> I am writing to express my support and thanks to KRFP 92.5fm/Radio
> Free Moscow for their exceptional community service during the
> recent sniper crisis. When our son, a University of Idaho student,
> called us from Moscow after midnight that night to tell us about
> the shooting, I was able to learn what was going on by listening
> to KRFP, whose volunteer DJ's stayed all night, reporting police
> updates about every fifteen minutes throughout the night as the
> event was occurring. Tonight I was able to visit KRFP's website
> and listen to their archived recording of today's press conference.
> Radio Free Moscow has been on the air since 2004, but many people
> still have either not heard of the station or they're not sure
> where it is on their radio or what it's about. A big part of
> what community radio is about is the thousands of hours
> volunteered by local citizens to make it happen. Thousands per
> year. Volunteered. KRFP's efforts this weekend are a fine
> example of what community radio can be.
> Locally-grown, commercial-free radio broadcasts add up for the
> community in many of the same ways that locally-grown food seems to
> make more and more sense these days. It's really fresh, produced
> on the Palouse by our neighbors and it supports the community in
> which we live.
> The radio station is at 92.5 fm. Their program schedule, broadcast
> archives and live internet stream are at www.radiofreemoscow.com
> and www.krfp.org. I strongly urge people to familiarize themselves
> with the radio station as a resource for times when a local and
> immediate source of news and information is needed. Sometimes we
> need to know now, not later, when the TV crews get here or the
> newspapers are next available. KRFP was that local resource for
> my family this weekend.
> Thanks again to the dedicated volunteers and station manager Leigh
> Robartes at KRFP.
> Best regards,
> Marc Lawrence
> Potlatch, Idaho
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