Taking root from the Cascade Media Convergences held in Portland, OR in 2014 and 2015, the inaugural Cascade Radio Network Summit is happening Saturday, September 17 in Tacoma, WA. The summit will bring together audio and radio producers to exchange ideas, network and support community radio and podcasting endeavors throughout the Pacific Northwest.
The Cascade Radio Network is a community partnership between the Northwest Alliance for Alternative Media and Education, Radio Tacoma, KBOO Community Radio and individual participants.The CRN aims to bring underrepresented voices to the media and focus on issues of social justice, community building, and the environment.
I attended both Cascade Media Convergences and met dozens of active and interesting people focused on creating and sustaining community media of all types, but especially radio. Last year we had a productive visioning session where folks from community stations collaborated on coming up with fresh, low-key approaches to begin solving persistent challenges that tend to face all stations.
So it’s great to see the cooperation and networking efforts take another step forward, embracing all kinds of audio media. I’m certain the summit will strengthen the stations and projects that participate.
The CRN Summit will take place at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center, 4851 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA on September 17. Registration is available through Brown Paper Tickets.