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Webinar: Get on the Air!

Building Community Radio Stations for Social Change
This October, nonprofits, labor unions, and community groups will have a one-time chance to apply for free FM radio licenses in cities and towns across the country! The time to get ready is now. How could community radio support your organization's work? What's involved in applying for a license? How have other people-powered radio stations made a difference?
Get on the Air! Building community radio stations for social change
April 24, 2013
8 - 9pm EST/ 5 - 6pm PST
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In a time of increased media consolidation that drowns out diverse voices, the community radio initiative presents a tremendous opportunity to highlight local issues in cities and towns across the country. It's the biggest chance in a generation for communities of color, women, and workers to own the airwaves. Is there a city where you want to grow your base and build your media presence? What if we had a progressive station in every state capitol? Check out availability estimates in the top 150 markets and forward this email to others.

This hour-long webinar will teach you all the basics to start or support a new community radio station. We'll share the history and impact of low power FM radio, nuts and bolts of the FCC application process, and free tools to help you get started. There will be time for questions and answers. This is the starting point to getting on the air!

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Ways to Give


Consider your tax benefits when making a gift to ACF. All gifts are tax deductible according to Internal Revenue Service guidelines for charitable gifts.

Become an ACF sustaining donor by making an automatic monthly donation that fits your budget via our secure website or through your bank. A gift of $20 a month equals a cup of gourmet coffee a week.


If your employer has a matching gift program, your gift to ACF can be doubled or even tripled in size. Your human resources/personnel office can provide you with a matching gift form. Simply complete the form and enclose it with your contribution. ACF will do the rest!

Have you considered establishing your legacy with ACF? There are many ways to establish a legacy gift at ACF that will provide benefits to you during your lifetime and impact the lives of future generations. For more information on how to join the Appalachian WILL Power Legacy Circle, visit our website. You may also contact Margo Miller at 865-523-5786 or via email at margo@appalachiancommunityfund.org.

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About Us


To get involved contact Margo Miller via

email margo@appalachiancommunityfund.org or by

phone 865-523-5783. Thank you for your continued

support of ACF and Central Appalachia. Here's to

another 25 years of Change, Not Charity!

Mission Statement
The Appalachian Community Fund funds and encourages grassroots social change in Central Appalachia. ACF works to build a sustainable base of resources to support community-led organizations seeking to overcome and address issues of race, economic status, gender, sexual identity, and disability. As a community-controlled fund, ACF offers leadership to expand and strengthen the movement for social change through its practices and policies.
25 Years Working for Social Change
Since its founding in 1987, ACF has awarded over $5 million for community organizing and social justice work to more than 300 grassroots organizations in Central Appalachia. Out motto - Change, Not Charity - reflects our vision to support social change organizing and our conviction that, by networking and partnering with organizations working to address the root causes of social, racial, economic and environmental problems facing Central Appalachia every day, we can create more just, equitable healthy communities with opportunities for every one. ACF has had a significant impact in our region. Please visit success stories and current grantees to find out more.

Appalachian Community Fund
507 South Gay Street
Suite 1120
Knoxville, TN 37902
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