Volunteer Opportunity

October 16, 2009 by onair

We need your help promoting MAIN’s WiFi service in Asheville! Our
marketing team has created a flier targeted at neighborhoods where this service is already available and we need volunteers to help distribute
them. As you know, MAIN’s broadband service is the backbone that
supports all of MAIN’s projects, such as the radio station. Promoting
this services is vital to our success in expanding our media reform efforts!
Contact Julie at outreach@main.nc.us if you are interested in helping!!

New Volunteer Orientation

October 13, 2009 by onair

Thanks for your interest in volunteering with MAIN/WPVM!

We will be holding a volunteer orientation next Wednesday, October 21 from 5-6:30 at the MAIN/WPVM studio and you’re invited to attend.

The studio is located at 75 Haywood Street, between the Civic Center and the Pack Memorial Library in downtown Asheville.

We’ll begin the orientation
with a quick tour of the studio, watch a live show being produced, and tell you about MAIN/WPVM’s mission.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend to outreach@main.nc.us and complete a volunteer application here: http://main.nc.us/about/volunteer/volapp.html

October 7, 2009 by onair

Great news! The bipartisan Local Community Radio Act is scheduled for a vote Thursday in the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet. The long-awaited bill would finally allow the nationwide expansion of noncommercial, community-based Low Power FM (LPFM) stations, like WPVM.

Read Prometheus’s statement on this week’s hearing:

“TOMORROW Congress will debate the Local Community Radio Act (H.R. 1147) on Thursday, Oct 8 at 10 am, in the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet.

The Local Community Radio Act would allow the FCC to license hundreds of new low power non-commercial radio stations nationwide.

Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA) reaffirmed his support for the Local Community Radio Act to an enthusiastic crowd at the Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit on Tuesday, calling it “our Christmas present this year.” Rep. Doyle has been leading the push for Low Power FM in Congress, along with lead co-sponsor Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE).

This is closest the bill has ever been to passage. We need your help! Contact your representative and tell them to SUPPORT LOCAL COMMUNITY RADIO!”