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Otra Radio Es Posible! PCUN prepares for initial launch of its LPFM signal

With the aid of hundreds volunteers from Cascadia and around the world, the Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN) will test-launch its radio signal on 96.3 FM this afternoon. The station will serve the farmworkers, treeplanters, communities, and families of Woodburn, Oregon.

The goal is to launch the signal at 5pm pacific time, but volunteers say this is at least 2 hours too ambitious. Folks outside of Woodburn can check on the progress and listen to the first broadcast online, by clicking here for the 16k stream or the here for the 64k stream.

Welcome!
Welcome!
This weekend's test-launch was made possible by the labor of over 300 volunteers who came out for a "gran conferencia," co-hosted by the Philadelphia-based Prometheus Radio Project. These gatherings, affectionately dubbed "radio barnraisings", have become a mutual aid tradition in the microradio movement.

PCUN plans to start full programming in November, and engage in a series of community sessions between now and then to name the station and hone its vision. According to Ramone Ramirez, president of PCUN, KPCN-LP is part of "a long-term dream to put farmwoker voices on the air," and will help not only to build local connections but also to link PCUN's work with similar efforts around the world. "This weekend is not just about building the station," he said. "We are also looking forward to working with Prometheus and all of its supporters for the long haul, to build this movement for a media that is really the voice of the global working class."

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KPCN-LPFM is LIVE! 20.Aug.2006 20:52

witness

Thanks to hurculean effort by volunteers the KPCN sign-on took place around 6:30pm today. Several shortcuts were necessary to make the broadcast possible which will need to be remedied in the coming days. Everyone present was very excited to hear ourselves cheering and clapping, chanting "si se puede" after the 3 second broadcast delay. Lot's of media coverage was present in addition to the Mayor of Woodburn offering her blessings. My appreciation goes out to all the hardworking volunteers including especially the kitchen crew who was unstoppable in preparing good food the entire weekend.

Anyone getting anything streaming online? 20.Aug.2006 21:06

ear to the ground

I'm getting "404" error and continuous attempt to download...nothing more.

Audio from "sign on" 20.Aug.2006 23:36

radioista

Here is the audio from the KPCN-lpfm sign-on. 3 minutes
KPCN-lpfm sign on
KPCN-lpfm sign on

nice article 20.Aug.2006 23:41

jt-nyc

radio barnraising stories always give me such a warm, tingly feeling. these socially conscious lp-fm stations are not only improving the airwaves ever so slightly but creating community. thanks for covering this!

Did anyone get any streaming audio download? 21.Aug.2006 00:43

ear to the ground

I clicked on both the 16 and 64 kb links at about 5:10 PM PDT (Sunday 8/20), and several other times over the following 3 hours or so. All I got wee "404" errors as Quicktime attempted unsuccessfuly continuously to connect.

Here is the URL in my browser for the 16k stream:  http://67.90.42.39:8000/kpcn-lo.mp3.m3u

Here is the URL in my browser for the 64k stream:  http://67.90.42.39:8000/kpcn-hi.mp3.m3u

pics 21.Aug.2006 14:09

pics

4 u
Ramon y Adrian
Ramon y Adrian
hard work is done
hard work is done

more pics 21.Aug.2006 14:39

pics

4 u
flowchart - how the station works
flowchart - how the station works
Ramon y Adrian
Ramon y Adrian
hard work
hard work

More pics 21.Aug.2006 20:15

Reclaim the Media

More photos here: <a href=" link to www.flickr.com

archive PCUN marathon broadcast May 21st 2006 21.Aug.2006 22:59

pdx kboo unofficial archive project theKnownUniverse@yahoo.com



peeking my head up from san francisco 22.Aug.2006 15:04

hannah sassaman hannahjs@prometheusradio.org

hey all -- just wanted to thank everyone who is documenting the beautiful barnraising we all just shared. folks from KBOO, portland indymedia, and beyond made this event something to remember, and i know we were all so honored by PCUN and the woodburn community's welcome of us. i learned so much and will be processing it all this week on vacation in san francisco.

the stream did go up late, and PCUN is taking it on and off a bunch over the next days to continue to test and refine it, but we'll keep in touch as the station refines and grows and has its community launch in november.

if you would like to help this station as it grows do give us a call when we're back in town in september, or contact PCUN at pcun.org.

with love and respect,
hannah s.
prometheusradioproject


Cool design, great info! 14.Jul.2007 15:59

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