Progressive low-power FM comes to Seattle

Mike McCormick, Nick Licata, Geov Parrish, and Maria Tomchick (l-to-r) speak at the launch of KODX 96.9 FM, one of Seattle’s new low-power FM stations.

Some of the new LPFM stations in Seattle area. Image courtesy of Sabrina Roach/Brown Paper Tickets

After many years of hard work by many people, low-power FM community radio has arrived in Seattle. Thursday night was the launch event for KODX 96.9 FM, based in the University District. KODX is intended to be “a forum for radical, progressive voices, issues, and perspectives,” “committed to airing shows produced both locally and nationally with content that builds toward economic, racial, and environmental justice and peace.”

In other words, really good stuff. Tune in where you can. (See image at bottom for more info.)

KODX is not alone. KVRU, another low-power FM station based in Rainier Valley, holds its launch event Saturday. These are just two of 13 new low-power FM radio stations coming to the south Salish Sea region. (See map at right for some of the others.)

One comment on “Progressive low-power FM comes to Seattle
  1. KBFG 107.3fm in test mode will cover northwest neighborhoods. Program highlights include music performances by local artists, meet the neighborhood with interviews and on the street features, public and cultural affairs of our communities. We invite participation from that community.

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