Prometheus Broadcast - September 2013


As September gets underway, and groups are putting the finishing touches on their community radio applications that are due October 15-29, Prometheus has been ushering them to this stage with great resources, help desk access and webinars. It's been an electric and exciting time for us! October's application window is the culmination of one phase of Prometheus' work. Our next phase, helping groups through thorny licensing battles and ultimately to station building and barnraisings, is about to get underway. It is an incredibly important time to show your support of Prometheus. Your support allows us to strengthen our engineering and technical support team now, ensuring that we're well-equipped to assist groups in acquiring construction permits. Read more below about our first foray into crowd funding and how YOU can support this next wave of stations!

Inside this issue:

Online Fundraising Campaign September 9 - October 8, 2013

Resources for the Filing Window - October 15-29, 2013

Upcoming Events

Funding the Next Wave of Community Radio

In preparation for next month's application window, we provided resources to over 10,000 people in over 1,000 groups to assist them in pursuing their LPFM dreams. We advocated on behalf of communities that demand a voice in their local media. And WE WON! Now here's YOUR chance to show how much this work has meant to YOU.

From September 9 - October 8, Prometheus is conducting an online crowd funding campaign to support our technical and engineering support team who will continue to help community groups after the application window. Our goal is to raise $20,000 in 30 days through this campaign. You can participate by donating, sharing this campaign with your friends, and re-posting it through your social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

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You can also check in with the campaign throughout the month for stories from groups we've worked closely with. We can do it with your help! Thank you from all of us here at Prometheus!

Resources for the Filing Window Oct 15-29

Our team has gone into overdrive to provide free support to the next wave of LPFM applicants. Wherever a group finds itself along the application process, Prometheus has an impressive array of assistance. Check out our our resources page for more information on this great support!

Recently added:

  • How to Launch Your Our LPFM Station: Exactly what the title says! Thanks to our friends at Free Press for help in creating this!
  • LPFM Application Guide (for the non-technical part of the application) and also a walk-through for the Tech Box portion of the application.
  • RFree videos & screencasts: Helpful videos to walk you through using our free engineering software
  • New webinars out the wazoo! Next up on September 11: Finding and distributing content for radio!
  • Curious about the implications of music licensing and associated costs? Our team compiled this handy explanation.

Upcoming Events

If you're in the Philadelphia area, join us for these events in September and October:

Thurs Sept 19 6:00-9:00pm - Gershman Y Building 401 S. Broad St.

Screening and discussion of "Where the DJs Roam," a documentary chronicling the challenges and triumphs of community radio station KGLT in Bozeman, MT. Afterwards, we'll lead a discussion on different models of community radio.

Thurs October 31 7:00-11:00pm - Gershman Y Building 401 S. Broad St.

We've been working hard to get to the LPFM application window! Join us on Halloween for a party to celebrate our wins and our next wave of station building. Come dressed in your spookiest threads for the costume contest, get down on the dancefloor and show your support for Prometheus! Bring the kids! There will be a photobooth! Raffles! And more!