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Celebrating Thousands of New Potential Radio Stations on National Radio Day Aug. 20

Nonprofit Applicants For the Last Frequencies Available on the Seattle Radio Dial Attend a Public Celebration Honoring National Radio Day. Sponsor Brown Paper Tickets Issues a "Last Call" to File an Application.

Aug. 14, 2013 (Seattle) -- Nonprofit applicants for the last frequencies available on the Seattle radio dial will share their plans for the airwaves at a free community lunch and cake-cutting celebration honoring National Radio Day, Aug. 20, at Jack Straw Productions, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, from noon to 1:30 p.m, produced and sponsored by Brown Paper Tickets. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to license up to 8 new radio stations for the greater Seattle area, and more than 1,000 stations nationally, from applications received during a once-in-a-lifetime, two-week window that will open Oct. 15. This is the last time that the airwaves in some of the nation's largest cities, will be licensed to nonprofit organizations.

Brown Paper Tickets is sponsoring and organizing this celebration of National Radio Day as a "last call" for nonprofits to begin their LPFM application as part of it's National Make Radio Challenge, an initiative of the Doer Program for strengthening communities. More information can be found at

The National Radio Day celebration is free and open to the public with registration at, or through Brown Paper Tickets' 24-hour hotline at 1-800-838-3006.

WHAT: A free community party celebrating National Radio Day, featuring
applicants for King County's 8 potential new radio stations, as well as applicants from Pierce and Kitsap counties, talking about how they will use the airwaves if the FCC approves their application. This event also serves as a "last call" for nonprofits who think they would benefit from being able to use radio to advance their mission to file their FCC application in time for the Oct. 15 deadline.

WHEN?:Tues., Aug. 20, 2013, noon-1:30 p.m.

WHERE?:Jack Straw Productions, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, 98105.

WHO?:Several local nonprofits in the process of applying for LPFM licensing.

The public is invited and welcome to attend!

WHY?It is estimated that there is room for roughly 8 LPFM frequency licenses in King County. A two-week application window for these licenses opens Oct. 15 for these last frequencies available, yet not many nonprofits and communities who are eligible to apply for them are aware of this powerful opportunity that may never be offered again.

This public celebration of National Radio Day serves as a way to look
ahead to what the Seattle airwaves will sound like, and also as a
"last call" for nonprofits to begin their LPFM application, as it will take the
full 2 months left before the FCC deadline to complete.

Brown Paper Tickets' social mission is building healthy communities, and the company firmly believes that LPFM is an important and powerful tool for groups with a common purpose to communicate, cooperate, bond and thrive. The Not-Just-For-Profit ticketing company has donated 5 percent of all profits to charity for more than 10 years, and has invested in bringing awareness about the LPFM opportunity to nonprofits, giving guidance on how to fund a station and on how to successfully complete the FCC application. More information can be found at

Even in the digital age, radio reaches the widest audience worldwide,
and is able to connect better with communities regardless of economics or
education levels, reach listeners who are engaged in other activities and
tell stories in a way that resonates in a different way than other forms of
media are able to.

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