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Community Broadcasters to Gather for NFCB Annual Conference

Community Broadcasters to Gather for NFCB Annual Conference

Community radio broadcasters will gather in Portland, Ore., for workshops and networking opportunities at its annual Community Radio Conference, organized by the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.
The NFCB says topics will include community radio’s adoption of and adaptation to digital technologies. The event is at the Hilton Portland and Executive Towers April 19-22.
Speakers include Nolan Bowie of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University and Amy Goodman, host of “Democracy Now,” a daily national news program.
Featured topics include Podcasting; Community Radio Around the World; Disaster Planning; and Emergency Preparedness and Covering Disasters.
Native and Latino stations are scheduled to convene pre-conference. The National Youth in Radio Training Project will hold a meeting and training event for high-school-age radio producers from youth radio projects.
Additional highlights include NFCB’s announcement of the winner of its Volunteer of the Year Award and NFCB’s recognition of public broadcasting institutions who “rose to the occasion” after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. This program will be led by David Freeman, general manager of WWOZ(FM), a New Orleans station severely affected by the storm.