Get KDIV Radio on the Air!
Some years into living in Northwest Arkansas, Reggie was introduced to another person of color, Tearle Byers. The two developed a strong bond as they were able to share ideas and thoughts about bringing more diversity to Northwest Arkansas. The two spent hours discussing how music brought cultures, communities, and even nations together. Both already very involved in charities and community development, became excited about the possibility of bringing more diverse music to Northwest Arkansas. Reggie spoke of his exposure and family ties to radio while Tearle researched and wrote his capstone business review on Urban Radio stations.
In 2013, Reggie and Tearle created Voice of Diversity, a non-profit educational organization. In doing so they were afforded an opportunity to apply for a radio frequency in Northwest Arkansas. After years of work, in 2015, the Federal Communication Commission approved the organization rights to frequency 98.7 (KDIV) for the purposes of bringing diverse music/education to an area that is without such programming.
Today, Tearle and Reggie are in the final stages of going on the air. The two are asking for your support in moving this process along. With $50,000, equipment can be purchased and office space can be leased. Ultimately, this will result in the first urban music station in Northwest Arkansas. All donations received go directly towards the resources needed to get 98.7 (KDIV) on the air and are tax deductible.
Thank you for being willing to give towards a cause for the community.