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Next Prometheus ‘Barnraising’ Will Be First One at Full-Power

WGXC goes on the air in September

Prometheus Radio Project said its planned September “barnraising” to benefit a new FM station in the Hudson Valley will be its twelfth such event, but its first for a full-power station rather than an LPFM.

“Radio barnraisings are weekend-long radio and movement-building events,” it stated. “Individuals from the local community, participatory media advocates and artists from around the country will converge in Hudson, N.Y., to share ideas, experiences and skills in the launching of WGXC’s full-power community radio station.”

WGXC will broadcast at 3,300 watts. “This new station will be uniquely decentralized, with three main studios spread out across the listening range, allowing broader participation from residents of New York’s Greene and Columbia counties,” the organization continued.

“Partnerships are already forming with schools, music venues and town halls to create live feeds from various locations, furthering the scope of the station.”

The slogan of the station is “WGXC: Hands-On Radio.” It promises “regular exhibitions and events, ongoing media trainings, a news blog and community meetings.”

The WGXC Prometheus Barnraising is scheduled for Sept. 24–26.

What Next for Low-Power FM?” (March 2009)