Happy Holidays from UHM!
We have some very exciting news...
Are you ready for a place where we won’t be censored? Where we can play whatever music we want? Where we can listen to political speech without being shut down?
Are you ready for 105.9 KORC FM radio?
It’s gonna be awesome and we need your help!
We have the opportunity to own 105.9 KORC FM, a radio station license in Corvallis, Oregon - home of Oregon State University. The license is currently held by Veterans for Peace who are generously giving it to us. UHM has agreed to take over the license and build a station with a physical studio in Corvallis, Oregon. By FCC rules, the station has to be broadcasting content or we will lose the license.
The license is for educational use only. There will be no advertisements! The content will be civics, related news, and music.
KORC-FM will have access to a library of other stations’ content through sharing platforms including Democracy Now!, and will also publish original content on these platforms. The reach of the station is far beyond the FM signal. The station will be able to play music, news, and political speech without censorship or copyright issues. It will also have the right to stream to the Internet. This bypasses the censorship enforced on behalf of corporate interests by sites like YouTube and Facebook. This is something we have been fighting for since we were Bernie2016TV.
We will be reaching out to syndicate content from our favorite Indie Media peers like Jimmy Dore, Krystal Ball, Lee Camp, and many more.
Of course...this is radio and we’re all about playing music! KORC-FM comes with a MASSIVE music library ~ 10 times larger than a typical MSM station. We will also be curating our own music from local and national indie artists. Interested artist? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s not a low tech “old school” station. It is computer driven, low maintenance, runs independent of the Internet, and has backup power in emergencies. This is a powerful medium for the production and proliferation of civics related content and good censorship free music.
The station gear includes the computer with a MASSIVE music library, the antenna, transmitter, amplifiers, and Emergency Alert Systems (EAS) transceivers. It's ready to go.
The station gear is owned by Open Sky Radio (OSR), a nonprofit that helps other nonprofits buy, build, and run radio stations. UHM will sign a contract with OSR to help us setup the station (antenna and gear placement on the roof), build a studio, and grow the station audience. They have done this with lots of other orgs successfully. We’re not entering into this without some expert assistance.
The contract is $15,000 for the station gear, install, and consulting. We will be launching a GoFundMe campaign to help pay off the contract and run the station for the first year. For more information email info@UphillMedia.org.
Thank you all for your continued support.
Laura, Larry, Ashley, Markus, and John