Radio Vieques Prepares for Regular Programming

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On Monday, September 2, 2013, Radio Vieques (RV) will launch its new phase in a special
program on 90.1 FM and via www.radiovieques.net  between 12:00 noon and 4:00pm in Vieques, Puerto Rico. There will also be an open house at the main studio located at the Vieques Fort (Museo uerte Conde de Mirasol) with a crafts fair and opportunities for people to greet friends and family on the air.

The RV/Culebra team will coordinate a special activity next to the dock and Vieques’s teams of the Committee for Social/Cultural Development of Dagua (Naguabo) and the Association for the Development of Ceiba (APRODEC) will simultaneously organize participation for their respective communities.

With key support from Ileana Rivera Santa (Lation Public Radio Consortium) and Benjamín Muñiz (UPR Radio/extensive experience in music programming), the station will offer programming that includes a transmission day with a balanced amount of dialogue, music, and international news. There is also discussion about possible youth programming and the pcoming first phase of RV’s egular programming.

This week, the station finalizes licensing issues for transmitting music via 90.1FM and streaming on www.radiovieques.net. Radio Vieques has also coordinated participation by community groups in Culebra, Naguabo, and Ceiba in its Monday-Friday 7:00-9:00am talk show—“Radio Vieques, the Voices of Eastern Puerto Rico—which starts on September 3. The station is defining its marketing strategies for sponsorship of RV programming and solidifying alliances with professional entities related to community radio and media in Puerto Rico and internationally.

The station recently received a personal donation of $1000.00 from Puerto Rican Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (New York) and another of $1200.00 from Doral Bank, but it needs listener support.

You may visit www.radiovieques.net and donate via Pay Pal or send a check to Radio Vieques, PO Box 1424, Vieques, PR 00765.

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