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KYAQ’s first on-air broadcast was on January 3, 2014, the culmination of a seven and a half year journey from the seeds of a dream to sound on the airwaves. It seemed overwhelming and impossible at times, but a dedicated and resourceful community made it happen.

Getting on the air was only the first step in creating the first Local Community Radio station for the Oregon Central Coast. We’ve had strong positive responses to our nationally syndicated programming from Pacifica Radio and elsewhere, offering voices not otherwise available on local airwaves, but that wasn’t the only reason the station was created. The dream was that this would be a community resource, a place to showcase the talents, knowledge, issues, and interests of our diverse community.

It’s also the second of a series of town hall style meetings that KYAQ is holding, designed to get the public’s input and ideas to expand local programming. In addition to asking for your input and ideas, these Town Hall style meetings will introduce you to the KYAQ board and volunteers, describe the station mission, provide information on becoming a member, on underwriting with the station, and other ways that you can be involved. Additional dates will be announced soon for additional Town Hall Meetings so serve Yachats and Waldport.

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Listen. Click the player on any page of the website or tune your radio to 91.7fm. And give us feedback. Do you like what you hear? Want something different? Let us know.

Become a Member. It’s your station – claim it. We have studio rent, broadcast tower rent, utilities, licenses and program fees to pay in order to stay on the air. Having a predictable revenue stream helps us budget to meet those obligations. Also, when we apply for grants, it helps to show strong membership support.

Volunteer. KYAQ is a completely volunteer run radio station so there are lots of opportunities to get involved and make radio happen. We need recording engineers, show producers, on-air talent, board operators, programming advisors, social media and website managers, event planners and staff, underwriting account managers – it’s a long list. Basically, if you think making community radio sounds like fun, we need you. If you want to get involved, we’ll find something for you to do. Just fill out the form here.

Create a program. Do you have a subject you think would be of interested to the Lincoln County Community? Are you a member of a group that wants to have a regular voice on the airwaves? Want to do a weekly fishing report? Daily weather report? Cooking show? Gardening show? Send your proposal to the Programming Advisory Committee. You can find the form here.

GET INVOLVED NOW to help create radio of the people, by the people, and for the people. That means – radio by you… for you, radio by the community, for the community.

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