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The Foundations of Public Radio

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Weavers Way Mercantile

542 Carpenter Lane

Philadelphia, PA 19119

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Weavers Way Member and founding Program Director of NPR, Bill Siemering, will join us for an afternoon of conversation on the civic role of public radio. Bill will be joined by our very own backyard non-profit radio founder, Jim Bear, of Gtown Radio.
Weavers Way long-time member, Bill Siemering wrote the original mission statement for NPR in 1970 and then was hired to implement it as the first director of programming. Bill is still a source of inspiration in public radio today through his current work in Africa, using radio to promote sustainable practices in farming communities.
Next, we will move from the national and international to the hyper local. Did you know that Northwest Philadelphia has its very own internet radio station? It’s called Gtown Radio, and Jim Bear, Gtown’s founder, will tell us about the station and give us his take on the role of local independent stations like his.
This program is sure to engage and inspire, as we hear from Bill and Jim about the importance of community voices and public broadcasts. We will leave plenty of time for Q&A. Join us!
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