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KQUA 99.7 Update

Published March 16th, 2020 in KQUA 99.7 "The River", UW Blogs

by Patrick Schneider

As of February, 99.7 KQUA has been broadcasting for three years. And what a three years it has been. We’ve gone from singing Irish Folk songs live on the air to creating a number of organic radio shows. Yet 99.7 KQUA is still a work in progress.

99.7 KQUA has created a number of local programs including Radio Active Restoration, Conservation Today and the public affairs program “What’s up Douglas County.” 99.7 KQUA has given away several minutes of airtime to local non-profit organizations and provided opportunities for a diverse group of individuals. 99.7 KQUA is planning to add more talk programming to its broadcast schedule, specifically more environmental talk, news, public affairs and educational type programs. 99.7 KQUA is also seeking original music programming shows such as a spotlight on local music and artists, Bluegrass and Jam Band music, unsigned artists, and “deep tracks.” The goal is to have something different than our current “Alternative” music.

99.7 KQUA is in need of more funding. We are seeking funds to be able to stream the station nationwide, funds to build a professional workspace for our show hosts to record and edit their programs, a new logo, an investment in our members reward program where we will brand t-shirts, reusable shopping bags and reusable drink containers with our logo on them.

Donors willing to give to the 99.7 KQUA project can help by doing any or all of the following: make a tax-deductible contribution, refer businesses to our Underwriting Program, purchase and donate useful broadcast equipment. We are also being featured at McMenamins Roseburg Station Pub & Brewery Tuesday, April 21st from 5 until closing for their Friends and Family Night where a 50% of all purchases made that evening will benefit our broadcasting mission.

Lastly, to help 99.7 KQUA reach more of our community we ask that you tell a friend about the radio station, like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KQUARadio/, and listen to and share our podcasts located at www.mixcloud.com/KQUARadio/.

Readers that have any questions, comments or concerns or are seeking more information about 99.7 KQUA can contact us at kqua@umpquawatersheds.org

 

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