KSVU needs you!

By Jason Miller
posted 10.10.11

Eastern Skagit County’s fledgling radio station, KSVU 90.1 FM, finally has a studio home close to its target audience: the citizens of Lyman, Hamilton, Concrete, Rockport, and Marblemount. Now it needs some original programming.

The station’s general manager, Rip Robbins, hopes that east county residents will step forward to provide that and more.

“We need people to do shows. We need people to cover events. We need people who can help with publicity and marketing. And we need one or more individuals or businesses to step forward and underwrite the fee for a high-speed, business-quality Internet connection, which will cost $90 per month,” said Robbins. “At that point it will be great: Local people will control the studio, and local people will produce the programs.”

The east county studio is located in portable B on the Concrete Elementary School campus. Much of the equipment to run the show is in place, said Robbins.

Donations can be made at www.ksvu.org (click on the “donate” button), and could help fund an online streaming function, which costs $1,600 annually.


Want to contribute to the success of eastern Skagit County’s first and only radio station?

KSVU 90.1 FM has the following needs:

  • Show hosts (training provided)
  • One or more underwriters to pony up $90 per month to pay for a dedicated, high-speed Internet connection
  • People who will cover local events, such as the Ghost Walk
  • Volunteers to help with publicity and/or marketing

KSVU will hold monthly meetings for volunteers, staff, and the public, on the last Thursday of each month (except Nov. and Dec.), at portable B on the Concrete Elementary School Campus. The meetings will be held at 4, 5, and 6 p.m. (the 4 and 6 p.m. meetings will be identical).

Interested? Contact Rip Robbins, general manager, at [email protected] or 360.416.7711.

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