The Portland Central American Solidarity Committee (PCASC), Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN), and the Prometheus Radio Project are proud to present "On the Air in the Americas," an event that will showcase the power of grassroots radio in community organizing from Portland to Woodburn to Venezuela. |
"On the Air in the Americas" will be held on Tuesday, May 2 at 7pm in Portland State University's Multicultural Center. The evening will feature reportbacks from radioheads who visited to Venezuela during the World Social Forum in January, an update from KBOO radio collectives, and a special visit by Adrian Valladares-Carranza, coordinator of PCUN's newly-licensed low-power FM station in Wodburn.
The license for KPCN-LP was obtained by PCUN last summer after years of work. The May 2 event is part of a collaborative tour between PCUN and Prometheus aimed at raising awareness about the new station, and about low power radio in general. PCUN -- Oregon's union of farm, nursery, and reforestation workers -- is one of hundreds of nonprofit organizations in the US that have been granted low power FM frequencies since the FCC reinstated this licensing category under popular pressure in 2000.