Seattle's newest radio station goes on the air
And only we have
December 06, 2017
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News & opinion
By B. Tanner
(SEATTLE, WA.) -- Here at the mighty Chronicle - where all the women are strong and pump iron and all the men are movie star pretty - we are big fans of all community based and operated media -- radio, newspapers, websites, two guys using a long string and tin cans at either end to communicate, you name it.
That's because every community based media gives you another perspective, another view to your own locale and the world that is different (and often more reliable) than big corporate/mainstream news media operations and most of all far better (in a general sense) than known fake news operations (like the White House's PR handouts) and those fully partisan, Commie loving media operations like, well....you know who.
Ergo, it is our pleasure to inform you that northwest Seattle has a brand new radio station that has just fired up its big fat Tommy Edison style transmitter vacuum tubes and is on the freaking air right now.
Behold, new electromagnetic waves
107.3 FM KBFG (serving the Ballard/Fremont/Greenwood areas) proudly announces the launch of that new media which happens to be what they call in the trade a "Low Power" radio station -- meaning it covers about a 3-mile radius around Phinney Ridge.
However you, dear Chronicle readers, thanks to special dispensation from the Pope arranged by us, well you can also stream the broadcast from KBFG's website anytime, anywhere including sitting on the John in your very own crib using your smartphone.
Is this a great country or what?
We happen to know that new programs on the new station are added weekly and they vary from live and recorded music, interviews, talk shows ranging from climate to politics, spoken word and much more.
And to boot, the entire community is invited to come and meet members of this fine and upstanding volunteer operated, non-profit community radio station on Sunday December 10th at Peddler Brewing Company in Ballard from 2 pm to 6 pm.
"After four years of hard work, KBFG-LP is on the air at 107.3FM in the North end of Seattle and we invite you to come and celebrate this kick-off with us," said Mackenzie McAninch, our esteemed and extra special correspondent in that neck of the woods.
"The Cycle Dogs food truck will be on site, there will be live music, a live broadcast, and of course you know that Peddler's will have great drinks for you to purchase! This is an all-ages event, no cover charge."
Peddlers is the hyper-local brew house (Peddler Brewing Company on NW Leary Way) which, we happen to know through judicious sampling of the product, brews up some very good local suds.
(Note: you guys owe us BIG TIME now because you just got a huge plug for nothin' in the WIDELY read and loved Chronicle. You can leave that big box of you know what at the back door covered in brown paper sans any writing on it.)
So. Here's the contact points to learn all about the celebration:
Event Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/155330521864893
Free plug for the suds brewers (who owe us big time): www.peddlerbrewing.com
KBFG is also looking for volunteers in the community to join the team (tell them Suds Terkel over at the Chronicle told you to call), and is currently looking for a permanent studio location.
And finally, since we are rabid fans of community-non profit radio, you guys over at the new radio house can send us some digital public service ads and the world renowned Sky Valley Chronicle will run those bad boys lickety-split no questions asked.
So now....who's yer daddy?