The Power of Community Radio: WERA FM

Even in this time of non-stop connection and new social media, old school media forms can play a big part in community building.   Community radio still serves this role in a big way.  For many people, a great local radio station is a big part of how they connect with a community.   Here in Arlington, we’ll soon be embarking on our own experiment in community radio.  On December 6th, our new community radio station, WERA 96.7 FM, will go live.   The station, a project of Arlington Independent Media, is going to be an exciting mix of local flavor, great music, and community building. The station is looking for new program ideas and volunteers as the effort gets rolling.  It’s going to be a work in progress, getting better all the time.    If you’re based in the DC Metro area, you can listen at 96.7 FM.  If you’re not local, check it out at www.wera.fm.    (Also, if you’re interested in learning more about the potential and power of community radio, you can access great information from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters and the Prometheus Radio Project.)

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