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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