Ann Arbor, MI, April 14, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Ann Arbor-based WEGV radio has begun final preparations for its first on air broadcast in 2016. The new low power radio station is Washtenaw county's newest FM licensee. The station is licensed to the Make This World Foundation, a Michigan-based non profit devoted to outreach using media and technology. The group was awarded a construction permit from the FCC in Fall 2014 and has since located a broadcast transmitter site and developed relationships with several community partners. The future station will broadcast locally from the frequency at 102.3FM. "Our goal is to be a service to the community by providing a venue for the music and voices that make Ann Arbor unique," explained David Pittman, General Manager for WEGV. The new station is building toward a January 2017 deadline to begin on-air operation. In support of its launch the station recently started a crowd funding campaign to secure its first broadcast antenna and transmitter using Kick Starter. The station has two original radio programs in development and plans to feature a mix of independent music, local news and cultural arts programming throughout it's schedule. Ann Arbor Community Radio currently streams audio through its mobile app and website at www.goodvibe.fm.
About Low Power FM
Low power FM (LPFM) radio stations are noncommercial, run by non-profit organizations, schools, community groups, local governments and churches. They are not available to individuals or for commercial operations. LPFMs operate at 100 watts or less and may reach a broadcast radius of approximately 3-15 miles. The Local Community Radio Act of 2010 has provided historic access to the airways for hundreds of new LPFM stations across the United States.
About Make This World Foundation
Ann Arbor Community Radio is a project of the Make This World Foundation, a registered not for profit corporation formed in the state of Michigan in 2009. We produce and distribute cause related media on behalf of fellow non profits. Our programs are focused on three primary areas of interest: Education, Environment and the Arts. The foundation helps other organizations leverage media and technology to promote their missions in addition to producing original educational and cultural arts programming. Make This World is a recognized public charity under section 501(c)3 of the United States Internal Revenue Code.