Video Didn't Kill the Radio Star ...
Boise Community Radio hosts an open house December 1 from 5 to 9 p.m. at its office and studio on second floor of the Alaska Building at 1020 W. Main St.
Boise Community Radio began broadcasting over the Internet from their Web site, RadioBoise.org, on July 1. This programming service will act as a bridge to an eventual on-air radio broadcast expected in 2006. Boise Community Radio's potential audience is the largest population in the country not presently being served by a non-commercial, community-based independent radio station.
More than 25 DJs are now submitting programs as part of the weekly schedule. BCRP is still seeking programming proposals, which are available online at www.radioboise.org. Local non-profit organizations and government agencies are encouraged to utilize the Webcast for public service announcements and other notices.
Boise Community Radio is concerned that with the decline of local programming, residents of the Treasure Valley are losing access to radio broadcasts that retain priorities and characteristics of their community. By increasing opportunities for citizens to access local media, BCRP expects to foster cultural health and enhance the area's "quality of place." Their broadcast service will also serve as a community-wide bulletin board for issues-oriented information and a performance platform for the creative skills of local musicians, verbal artists and youth.
Besides their diverse musical programming, Boise Community Radio will expand awareness of local issues such as freedom of speech, environmental heath, social welfare, cultural identity, women's issues, public health, disability awareness and public governance. By giving the community a public voice, Boise Community Radio will reincorporate citizen advocacy and community interest into the discussion and solution of local issues.
Learn to Play Guitar Like the Pros ...
No, not from Esteban. We're fortunate to have Steve Young, one of America's premier singer/songwriters offering a chance-in-a-lifetime songwriting and guitar workshop. The workshop will be held on December 3 at Old Boise Guitar and the nominal fee to attend is only $25. For information and reservations, call 344-7600. Old Boise Guitar is at 515 S. Main St.