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Brown Paper Tickets National "Make Radio Challenge" Launch Brunch and Panel
Gibson Guitar Showroom
Austin, TX
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Learn about our national "Make Radio Challenge" while enjoying Bloody Marys and breakfast tacos! dj100proof will be providing a specially crafted blend of NW artists as the soundtrack to our brunch. Spread the word! @BPTMakeRadio #LPFM

THEY'RE OUR AIRWAVES. IT'S YOUR VISION.

On October 15th , 2013, the Federal Communications Commission will open an application window for thousands of Low Power FM radio frequencies (LPFM) across the United States. This window represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shift our media landscape on both a local and national level. With their minimal operating costs and neighborhood-oriented broadcast range, LPFMs can quickly become local cultural hubs, provide hands-on media training and employment, and help reinforce the fact that our airwaves are designed to serve the public good.

THE BROWN PAPER TICKETS NATIONAL "MAKE RADIO CHALLENGE"

We're challenging communities around the nation to fill every potential Low Power FM radio frequency with a qualified applicant. This may be the last opportunity to apply for an urban LPFM. We're taking the challenge in our hometown of Seattle, where we are organizing applicants to make 8 potential new radio stations strong and sustainable.

Brunch will be followed by a panel featuring local and national media policy advocates and music industry professionals, including:

Michael Bracy, Policy Director, Future of Music Coalition

Garlin Gilchrist II, National Campaign Director, MoveOn.org

Alissa McCain, Program Manager, Austin Creative Alliance

Billy Geoghegan, Brown Paper Tickets Doer, specializing in music

Hollis Wong-Wear, Singer in The Flavr Blue and Hidmo Seattle

Sabrina Roach, Brown Paper Tickets Doer, specializing in public interest media and director of the "Make Radio Challenge"

Topics will include:

*How LPFM can help foster arts and culture communities in Austin and beyond, close the gap on the low number of media outlets owned by people of color and women, partner with neighborhood blogs and other forms of local media to develop sustainable business models, and help train and provide networking for the next generation of media professionals.

*Assessing infrastructure in your area and identifying sources of funding

They're our airwaves. What's your dream?

dj100proof is distinguished within the Pacific Northwest and beyond for his signature musical selection and uncanny ability to get a party started. With a blend of hip-hop, soul, R&B, boogie, and more, dj100proof has several established residencies in Seattle and Portland, frequently plays special events and guest slots in cities across the country, and crafts inventive mix tapes for your downloading and listening pleasure. Find his latest, Drive Slow: Cadillac Rap Vol. 1 inspired by Southern hip-hop, as well as his other 2013 SXSW events, on his website: dj100proof.com

Brown Paper Tickets would like to thank our presenting sponsor, Gibson Guitar, for donating their showroom for this event.

Tito's Vodka, for their generous donation of their product for free Bloody Marys

The Whitecrowe Project, for their donation of breakfast tacos. Yum.

Prometheus Radio Project

Future of Music Coalition

Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net)

Wimberley Valley Radio (LPFM Applicant)

Seattle Globalist

Hidmo Seattle

dj100proof and Hollis Wong-Wear
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Gibson Guitar Showroom
3601 S Congress Ave, Suite G400
Austin, TX 78704
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