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Message from the GM – February 2024

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February 21, 2024 - 10:27 pm

Dear KBCS Community,

I hope this month’s newsletter finds you well and tuned into the enriching programming on KBCS that we bring to your ears every day. As a noncommercial educational radio station, we rely on the support of listeners like you to keep this eclectic mix of local music, news, and educational programming alive and thriving over the air and online.

KBCS is committed to providing high quality educational content and local news programming with a social justice focus that you won’t find anywhere else. Our Community Radio format provides the opportunity for everyday people, from all backgrounds and all walks of life, who live here in the greater Seattle metro, the opportunity to produce and host their own music programs to share with their friends and neighbors across the Puget Sound and online everywhere. Now that’s true democracy in action where everyday people and not just professional broadcasters have access to the local airwaves.

We amplify local voices in our community, sharing their stories that are impactful in our community. Whether it is highlighting the talent of our local musicians or covering difficult subjects and stories about the underserved segments of our community that other news outlets don’t, KBCS is your voice on the airwaves.

Unlike commercial stations, we don’t bombard you with commercial advertisements. Your support ensures that KBCS remains ad-free, allowing us to focus solely on delivering meaningful content without interference or fear of offending an advertiser or large corporate entity.

If you haven’t already signed up to be a monthly donor to KBCS, consider becoming a sustainer to KBCS. Your consistent monthly support helps us plan and fund the amazing variety of programming on KBCS and the personal favorite shows you love to listen to. You can also make a one-time donation and every donation counts. Whether it’s $5 or $50 your support keeps the lights burning bright at KBCS. You can also support KBCS by spreading the word. Tell your friends, family, and colleagues about KBCS and encourage them to listen and contribute.

Join us for our annual Spring Fundraising Campaign beginning Friday, March 15th and running through Monday, March 25th. Tune in for special programming and exciting giveaways and drawings for special prizes.

Thank you for being part of the KBCS family. Together we can continue to grow this station and to educate, inspire, and connect our community through our community radio station that has been a Seattle tradition since 1973.

Dana Lee Buckingham

General Manager and Proud Sustaining Contributor to Community Radio KBCS.