An open letter from MAIN

July 22, 2013 by cd

July 22, 2013poster

 

Dear Friends of Independent Media:

We have good news! After a 10-year struggle, the Mountain Area Information Network’s non-profit radio station has a new frequency and much stronger signal.

MAIN-FM 103.7 can now be heard throughout the greater Asheville area!

When Congress authorized low-power FM radio in 2000, it greatly restricted LPFM licenses as a concession to commercial broadcasters. Thanks to your support, Congress removed these restrictions in 2010 by passing the Local Community Radio Act.

 

This is not only change you can believe in, it’s change you can hear every day on MAIN-FM 103.7.

This 10-year struggle has taken its toll. That’s why we need your help NOW.

Please make a generous donation to support MAIN-FM your local Progressive Voice!

To make a secure online donation, just go to: https://main.nc.us/about/donate/

Or mail your donation to: MAIN, 34 Wall Street, Suite 407, Asheville, NC 28801.

Help us celebrate this long-anticipated media reform victory!

For the first time ever, Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! can be heard on the public airwaves by ALL citizens of Asheville!

With your help, MAIN-FM 103.7 will be bringing more LOCAL VOICES to the Asheville airwaves in the coming weeks and months. If you have an idea for a program, please include it with your donation!

It’s not often that we have the opportunity to celebrate an EXPANSION of progressive voices on the public airwaves. Thanks for your support!

The MAIN Staff and Board of Directors

PS – If you are new to Western North Carolina, check out this “Timeline of MAIN’s Major Accomplishments, 1996-2013.”

July 2013 Fundraiser.pdf

Corporate Corruption & Media Reform

July 12, 2012 by Wally Bowen

Dear Friends of Independent Media:

“The Spreading Scourge of Corporate Corruption” is an article in Wednesday’s New York Times, and it includes this sentence: “Perpetrators understandably do their best to hide the dirty deeds from public view.”

What this otherwise excellent article fails to mention is this:

It’s the job of independent journalism to pull back the curtain and expose the “dirty deeds” of corporate corruption.

Or as Amy Goodman of “Democracy Now!” says, independent journalists “go where the silence is” to report on what government and corporate elites don’t want us to know.

Corporate media produce stories to maintain a politically passive public, activated primarily to shop.

Independent media produce stories to create an informed public, activated to engage in public policy and civic life, even to the point of challenging the dominant corporate order.

Since 1996, only one organization in Western North Carolina has consistently fought BOTH for independent journalism and greater citizen-access to media. That organization is MAIN, the Mountain Area Information Network.

Now, MAIN is at a crossroads. We need your help.

Please support our “Media Independence for WNC” fund drive with a generous tax-deductible donation via our secure server.

Or mail your donation to: MAIN, 34 Wall Street, Suite 407, Asheville, NC 28801.

And check out how your donation will be used here.

For Media Independence!

The MAIN Staff and Board of Directors

PS – Stand by for news of MAIN-FM’s imminent return to the local airwaves with a much-improved signal!

PSS – If you are new to Western North Carolina, check out this “Timeline of MAIN’s Major Accomplishments, 1996-2012.”

Premiums available for donations during this summer’s Fund Drive

July 7, 2011 by onair

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