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Unmute the Commute: Rainier Ave, 1.5 Accidents a Day. No More.

Do you know what the most dangerous street in all of Seattle is? Chances are you’re thinking of Aurora, or maybe Lake City Way. But you may be surprised to learn that it’s Rainier Ave S. And, you may be even more surprised to learn how extensive the problem is – on average, there are 1.5 traffic collisions each day on Rainier Ave S. For Unmute the Commute, this is a 2-part series. Today, walk with us down Rainier Ave. Produced by Hebah Fisher.

Unmute the Commute is a weekly series highlighting commuter stories, supported in part by King County Metro’s Just One Trip.

Low Power FM Stations: An Opportunity

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created Low Power FM (LP FM) radio service in 2000.  LP FM radio stations reach a radius of three to ten miles with up to 100 watts of power.  In 2011, the FCC created an opportunity for communities to apply for LP FM station licenses.  This is the first and only time LP FM licenses will be offered in urban areas.  Since the FCC announcement, thousands of organizations across the country have been lining up to apply, including a number of local organizations.

Download and listen to the interview: KBCS_M+I_20130911_Low Power FM


Sabrina Roach – Doer specializing in Public Interest Media for Brown Paper Tickets

Darren Spencer (Scooter) – Director of Multi Media at Tacoma’s DASH Center for Performing Arts

Rahwa Habte – Organizer at One America


For more information on this topic:

Radio Survivor

Prometheus Radio Project

Common Frequency