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Monday, January 5, 2009

WCRS LP FM Now Streaming Online

January 5, 2009. Columbus, Ohio. WCRS, Columbus’ Community Radio Station and a Service of Simply Living began streaming its signal on the internet at midnight January 1, 2009. This new service simulcasts the radio station’s daily 13 hours of FM programming and will offer web-only broadcasting for the additional 11 hours of the day at www.wcrsfm.org.

WCRS is a time-shared, low-power radio station, broadcasting at two frequencies, 102.1 and 98.3 FM. Its signal covers most of Columbus and Franklin County. This new streaming service at www.wcrsfm.org is available to anyone around the globe who has broadband internet access. Streaming will increase awareness and availability of WCRS..

WCRS offers hours of locally produced programs on a variety of topics and issues both in Central Ohio and across the globe and also serves Central Ohio’s Somali and French speaking population with programming in those respective languages. WCRS also broadcasts and streams award winning programs like Democracy Now! and Pacifica and syndicated programs like Free Speech Radio News and the Spanish language news program Informativo Pacifica.

WCRS LP FM is a Service of Simply Living in Central Ohio to create a compassionate and sustainable world.

WCRS LP FM is a non-commercial, listener-supported community radio station serving Central Ohioans, providing quality programming to:
• Promote personal and civic responsibility, informed action and thoughtful living;
• Challenge cultural and intellectual assumptions;
• Celebrate local cultures;
• Air alternative points of view and facilitate understanding through dialogue;
• To provide media training and to foster community empowerment and participation.
• To provide representation for under-served and under-represented constituencies and viewpoints, and to provide news and information not commonly found elsewhere on the airwaves.
For more information about WCRS, including a programming schedule and information about sponsorships and donations to our operating fund, visit www.wcrsfm.org
Contacts:
Zach Henkel, VISTA and General Information 614-447-0295, zachhenkel@hotmail.com
Pat Leonard, WCRS Tech Committee Member, 614-296-2823, leonardpg@gmail.com
Jayme Richards, WCRS/Simply Living Development Coordinator, 614-447-0296 jayme@simplyliving.org

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