Civil rights advocates, community organizers and others plan to gather in Greenville, S.C., in June to help build an LPFM.
Volunteers are working with the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement for Self-Determination to build WMXP(LP), “doing everything from soldering studio audio cables to tuning and raising the broadcast antenna,” according to the Prometheus Radio Project.
The facility will transmit on 95.5 MHz. It will be a noncom, community-based and volunteer-operated station, according to Prometheus.
“WMXP(LP), the Malcolm X Experience, The Voice of the People, is radio of, by and for the people, not profits,” stated Efia Nwangaza, co-coordinator for the station “barn raising” and founder of Malcolm X Center for Self-Determination.
“We are bolstered by the expertise folks from regional civil-rights and black-led radio hubs will bring. They will all work with local youth and adults as we learn how to maintain and operate the station.” Workshops will be conducted on topics such as building and maintenance, programming, production and management.