Mid-Michigan: Newsmakers Jan. 25, 2009

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Flint Journal:

A local group is aiming to create a new public radio station in Flint, but many roadblocks remain for it to become a reality. Al Davis, a former Kettering University professor and an electrical engineer, dreams of a station that brings together numerous volunteers and feature a mix of music and host talk shows. "It's going to be all local people," Davis said. He said he envisions shows about what's going on at City Hall and candidate debates, as well as offbeat music that isn't played on commercial radio. Davis said they wouldn't use National Public Radio, which would distinguish the station from several others that carry NPR in the Flint area. He hopes to secure a Federal Communications Commission license -- but that won't be easy. The FCC tentatively awarded the license to Smile-FM in Harbor Beach. Smile-FM is a network of several Christian radio stations. Davis, working with Flint Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, appealed the FCC's decision on Jan. 16... Flint group makes long-shot bid for public radio station (Sun, 1/25)

 

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