The Status Quo 88.1 Charleston
WTSQ-LP 88.1 FM
What we will do is give the community a voice. WTSQ launches on June 1, 2015. It is a Charleston-centric radio station with great music and news of art, bands, theater and events happening in Charleston and the surrounding area. All of the staff are volunteers because this is something we love to do, and we think you are going to love it as well.
World/Reggae/ Euro Electronic
Adult contemporary rock
Adult contemporary R&B
Sports talk/Live local programming
Local band jam sessions and live events
AND news programming from Pacifica Radio's award winning "Democracy Now!"
We need your help. We have a well organized and professional group of volunteers. Our radio station is fully permitted by the FCC; our radio equipment is in place and ready to start firing up the airwaves. And all of this has been done through the efforts of dedicated volunteers and out of pocket contributions . We just have some fine tuning and last minute preparations to ensure the highest quality and most secure launch possible. This takes money! 100% of your donation will go toward WTSQ operating costs. This is your chance to be a part of one of the most important additions to lifestyle and culture in our area. Please take a moment to make a donation to WTSQ-LP right now.
Thank you for your support!!!
© Steve J. Sherman
Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on Pacifica, NPR, community, and college radio stations; on public access, PBS, satellite television (DISH network: Free Speech TV ch. 9415 and Link TV ch. 9410; DIRECTV: Free Speech TV ch. 348 and Link TV ch. 375); and on the internet. DN!’s podcast is one of the most popular on the web.
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New stations are adding Democracy Now! to their programming schedules all the time, and there are several movements going on around the country right now to bring Democracy Now! to new communities. To find out more about these efforts, and how to get involved, click here.
WHY INDEPENDENT MEDIA ?
For true democracy to work, people need easy access to independent, diverse sources of news and information.
But the last two decades have seen unprecedented corporate media consolidation. The U.S. media was already fairly homogeneous in the early 1980s: some fifty media conglomerates dominated all media outlets, including television, radio, newspapers, magazines, music, publishing and film. In the year 2000, just six corporations dominated the U.S. media.
In addition, corporate media outlets in the U.S. are legally responsible to their shareholders to maximize profits.
Democracy Now! is funded entirely through contributions from listeners, viewers, and foundations. We do not accept advertisers, corporate underwriting, or government funding. This allows us to maintain our independence.