This past week, Jeremy has taken his alternative radio efforts to a new level. On Monday, he aired two hours of call-in talk radio, featuring Camille Conte. For being, spur-of-the-moment and jury-rigged, it was pretty good radio.
CC will be back on KWMD Radio again today, beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Cutting Edge with CC today from 4 - 7 pm on KWMD 104.5 in Anchorage, 90.7 Kenai. Guests include Patti Higgins, Bob Poe and The Demo Memo with Sen. Johnny Ellis!
We'll have an 800 number to give out at 4:00 pm. Hot fun in the summertime!
Anchorage: 104.5 and 87.7 FM
Wasilla: 107.9 FM when it works
Kasilof: 90.7 FM
Eagle River 92.5
Call in at 771 0205
Here's an excerpt from WhatdoIknow's Thursday article on CC's program:
This could become regular if enough people listen and call in. There's even been interest in linking in from a radio station outside of the general Anchorage/Matsu/Kenai area. And they are working on the streaming too, but probably it won't be up for tomorrow. In some ways this is something of a breakthrough for Anchorage audio media.
Bloggers have broken the dependence on a publisher. CC mentioned Monday how dependent a radio person is on a station to give her airtime. KWMD is still radio, but it's a non-commercial community station that should be doing this sort of thing. But it also used internet technology plus it had a group of blogs publicizing the fact that CC would be on so that interested listeners could catch it.
Jeremy Lansman posted a comment on the radio broadcasting setup, at my earlier post on the new stuff at KWMD:
FYI - I am working on rebuilding the 92.5 KWMD translator. It is broadcasting silence now, but when we get audio back into it it, I hope before Friday, should extend a good signal to Eagle River and much of Mat-Su. As KWMD (FM) is solid in central Kenai, and much of South Anchorage its coverage should be roughly comparable to KUDO (AM).
The important question is where is the funding for local hosted programs of a different political outlook than those on KENI, KBYR and KFQD? It would be nice to think that some more progressive business people would support alternatives to the right wing media blasters, but I won't hold my breath.
I've been listening to KWMD a lot since Monday. In the Mat-Su Valley, 107.9 FM signal comes in better than KUDO's 1080 AM one does. In Anchorage on Tuesday, I was able to get 104.5 very well from Dimond to Fort Richardson.
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