Hello all and sundry...
Neighborhood Public Radio is coming to Portland on January 5th as part of Red 76's Ghost Town project. We are now belatedly, but actively, soliciting your participation in this endeavor.
Here're the details:
NPR will be operating a radio station from the evening of January 5th until the morning of January 10th. During that time we hope to feature the contributions of a wide variety of Portland residents. Though we will likely be under the umbrella of an "art" context we do not intend to be limited by this notion. If you have something interesting to say about Portland and it's political, cultural, economical situation then we want to hear from you. If you have a killer collection of music that you want to play for people to hear, we want to hear from you. If you know a group of teenage troublemakers who would soil their pants for an opportunity to be on the local Clear Channel Affiliate... send 'em our way. We will be broadcasting from a store front very near the Welcoming Center/ Clothing Exchange... so passersby will ideally be interacting with us as we broadcast. It will be far more entertaining than the Today show, we promise.
Another idea we had that we are excited about involves setting up a Ghost Town News Bureau. Do you have a cassette recorder and a microphone (or better)? Do you already know how to, or would you like to learn how to, edit audio? Do you like to explore the city of Portland? Do you like to stop people on the street and ask them random questions? If so, we really want you to help form the temporary Ghost Town News Bureau at Neighborhood Public Radio.
Now, we acknowledge we're a bit behind the curve in doing this recruitment so we are very eager to hear from you. Feel free to answer us with a statement as simple as "I'ld love to help. Tell me what to do." Or you could feel free to be more descriptive of what you have in mind. We'll take whatever the neighborhood has to offer.
Send enthusiastic words of support, encouragement, and or commitment to npr_user [at] conceptualart.org.
Thank you for your support,