Announcement: on Friday, February 7th, 2014 the FCC awarded MC2 inc. a Construction permit for building a Transmitter in Neshannock Township,
Lawrence County, PA. We need help with donations or funds to purchase the transmitter equipment by January 2016. You can make a donation by Paypal, email@example.com. send a check to MC2 Inc 1319 North Croton Avenue, New Castle, PA 16101-2620
Community radio will rally businesses and residents to help plan projects and events that will create economic growth. In doing this, we will in turn, bring back our Cities and Neighborhoods. WLDJ 107.5 Fm will be a rallying point for the community.
Passage of the Local Community Radio Act has created an opportunity for the largest single expansion of community radio in history, allowing for the inclusion of voices and perspectives missing from the airwaves for too long. The FCC reports that there are over 7000 community stations nationwide. MC2 Inc is ready to provide programing from Western, PA, over the airwaves and through the internet.
The FCC has awarded the nonprofit MC2 Inc, licensed to Neshannock Township, New Castle, PA located in Lawrence County a construction permit. We are raising money to buy the state of the art equipment as well as operating funds that will create jobs. Our combined community radio mission is to connect New Castle events in our community. We will be broadcasting with high standards including a Local community voice, New Music and coverage of events. We will apply family values to how we conduct business, choose program material and operate the stations.
Robert Irvine was working at many of the same stations as Bill Baker who was a DJ or manager at these stations in our area. WGRP [Greenville PA], WKST [New Castle PA], WBVB [Erie PA] owner, manager, WGRP [Greenville] , WFEM [Ellwood City PA] , WPIC [Sharon PA] , WWIZ [Mercer PA] - owner, WNAE/WRRN, Warren PA] , WCTL [Erie] - manager, WTMV [Youngsville PA] - owner/manager.
I stated in Radio in 1977 while in High school and after graduating worked at most of these stations where Bill and I crossed paths. After reconnecting on the internet, I helped with a writing campaign to start the community radio service. Bill Baker petitioned the FCC in 1998 to start the community radio station LPFM service. Although Bill passed away in 2008 without knowing that the service was finally law in 2013, I have tried my best to get stations on the air. After the law was passed I went to several different nonprofits to start a non-profit station in many PA cities and other states that I visited.
But also we are working with groups in Palm Harbor Fl, http://wzig.org/. In 2013 I talked to several nonprofits in the Ellwood City, PA area. The city is also located 15 miles south in Lawrence County, PA. I was lead to speak to Pastor Cynthia Antinossi at Day spring Ministries in Ellwood City, PA. After meeting with them for over a year we applied to the FCC to get a construction permit. I was able to get a retired engineer and help setup the station to a point. They have a great dedicated staff ad are streaming today. The plan is to share programs with WLDJ and we would send them programs to cover the Lawrence County area. you can listen to the station here http://www.wxed.com Radio Name; Bob James.
We need help getting the New Castle, PA transmitter up and running in Neshannock Township, PA. We are currently looking for a studio and a place to house the transmitter near Wilmington Road, Mitchell RD or on Highland Avenue. within a 1.5 mile area of Field commons plaza. If you are willing to donate a space for the station Call 724-856-0774 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be given a tax deductible receipt for the use of the property to incubate our NPR, Nonprofit station to be able to bring us a community voice to our area. .
Setting up and running a successful community station requires some planning and of course, strong community involvement. The capital costs for build out range from $25,000 a transmitter and Studio facility. Funding from the community will be a key to keeping a a signal on the air and a key to success. As a community business leader, you can donate services, money, office space or use of building space to further the goal of engaging the community. We need a radio station that can be a call to action to develop strategies for long term economic growth and a rallying point of our area.
A strong vision is the backbone of any successful venture and community radio is no exception. Today local Community groups and Musicians are excluded from today’s airwaves. The new community radio stations will broadcast in New Castle and share programs outside our area worldwide on the internet. You can contact Robert Irvine at 724-856-0774.