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Give ’till it hertz at radio fundraiser

Published on November 27, 2018 3:59PM

Community-owned coastal radio station KYAQ FM will celebrate five years on the air with a Fundraising Dinner on Sunday, Dec. 2, at Newport’s Café Mundo.

The event will be catered by Becca Ottensmann, with music provided by two local groups, Lucky Gap and Professor Gib & Friends.

KYAQ Board President Franki Trujillo Dalbey said the dinner is “an opportunity to come together to share a delicious meal with friends, listen to fabulous music and to update the community on what is being planned for 2019.”

Broadcasting at 91.7 FM, KYAQ offers locally produced shows as well as national programming such as “Democracy Now” with Amy Goodman and “Alternative Radio” with David Barsamian.

Station Manager Bill Dalbey said KYAQ hopes to secure funding for a state-of-the-art broadcast console, to create a digital music library and to buy equipment that will allow the station to carry live remote broadcasts.

“These improvements will allow more local programming to make it to the airwaves,” he said, “whether as a live music show such as Chip Russell’s new show, ‘Bluegrass by the Sea,’ or Rhonda Jantzen’s interviews with individuals in the LGBTQ community.”

The dinner will run from 6 to 8:30 pm at Café Mundo, 209 NW Coast Street.

There is a suggested minimum donation for the dinner of $25 at the door. For more information, contact KYAQ FM by calling 541-635-0034 or by emailing comments@KYAQ.org.

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