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Creative Low Power FM Radio Initiatives

• A municipality in Kansas envisions community development particularly with Hispanic youth, under girded with special federal funds.

• Retirement communities in California and Arizona have a built-in audience with particular information, education, and entertainment needs not served by local radio.

• A Baptist church in Florida wants to serve the 10,000 Haitians in English, French, and Creole.

• A Methodist church in Illinois wants to offer community discussion forums, local arts and cultural opportunities in the wake of the Decatur racial incident last year.

• A San Diego coalition of community groups wants to affirm multiracial/multicultural/multilingual factors in its radio programming, communications skills training.

• A Northern California community ravaged by floods each year wants to install a flood alert system.

• The broadcast center at Haskell Indian Nation University is spreading the word to Native American communities about low power FM radio opportunities.

• While New York City is virtually without frequencies for low power FM radio, human rights groups, particularly the LPFM Haitian Radio Collections wants to continue planning low power radio as a deterrent to racial tensions; a church in Bronxville is host to a Montessori School and an East Indian Congregation and wants to showcase local talent.

• In Columbus, Ohio, a collaborative gathering of committed non-profit community and environmental groups want to take responsibility for segment programming, and are advocating low power radio with their congressional representatives.

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