FRIENDS & FANS OF ARTxFM ~
On October 10, 2014 the Federal Communications Commission awarded a Construction Permit to ART FM, Inc. for the development of a new broadcast station. Our assigned frequency is 97.1 FM and we will soon be audible over the air in Louisville, Kentucky U.S.A.
We are beyond thrilled by this exciting opportunity for our nonprofit radio station. While we are have been amazed by the power of online broadcasting to carry our voices around the world, we look forward to the ease and accessibility with which FM transmission will connect us with our local community.
ARTxFM will soon be the first terrestrial radio station in America committed to providing contemporary artists access to the airwaves for creative and experimental use. There are still many steps we must take, however, before launching our FM signal. Soon we will be selecting and installing our transmitter, hoisting our antenna, and conducting engineering tests to assure the Federal Government that we are in compliance with all broadcasting regulations. Once we do so, the FCC will issue our FM License and we will be free to broadcast around the clock on 97.1 in Louisville.
To reach this stage quickly we need the support of our community. We anticipate fundraising events over the next few months and we hope you will participate in the tower raising. This foundational period is an exciting time to get involved with our broadcasting project and become a member of ARTxFM. You can learn more about these opportunities through our website: http://www.artxfm.com/membership/
As we move toward the FM dial, expect the same great ARTxFM programming now enjoyed online to continue uninterrupted. We are so proud of all of our DJs and have great confidence in each of their unique shows. While we have been impatient for the grant of our FM Permit, we are thankful that the past two years of online broadcasting have provided us with the tools and experience necessary to bring our station confidently into the Big Time.
After such work and such a very long wait, it is still completely unbelievable that we have our own FM signal!!! We are extremely grateful to the FCC and to everyone who worked hard to make this happen.
From idea to reality ARTxFM Board Members Tim Barnes, John Begley, Kyle Anne Citrynell, Margue Esrock, Mathias Kolehmainen, Leslie Millar, John Papanek, and Anna Tatman have steered our nonprofit organization from its inception to this very exciting historical moment. Our FM application could not have been completed without assistance of our Engineers and FCC Advisers Michi Bradley of RecNet, Will Floyd of the Prometheus Radio Project, and Todd Urich, Jeff Shaw and Clay Leander of Common Frequency. We are deeply grateful to Sound Technicians Sean Selby, Brian McMahan, and Norman Stockwell who got our station online and keep it sounding so good. Their talent and humility is startling. Heartfelt appreciation also goes the many talented DJs that bring the station to life each day with their music, their ideas, and their diversity. We are so thankful also for our dedicated listeners and supporters, especially those of you who have believed in us since the beginning, and those of you who stream us in everyday. You are AMAZING and ARTxFM would be nothing without you.
Thank you all and congratulations. 97.1 FM Louisville. This great accomplishment is yours.
Two Events this Friday, Dec. 12 :
On Friday, December 12th join Louisville Literary Arts for InKY at the Bard’s Town, at 1801 Bardstown Road, for an evening of literary entertainment. One note, Richard Taylor has unexpectedly had to cancel.
– OPEN MIC
– FEATURED InKY readers, poet, Makalani Bandele, fiction by Martha Greenwald and poetry by special guest, Marie Coma.
– Open Mic sign-ups begin at 6:45, and the Open Mic reading will begin at exactly 7 PM.
Makalani Bandele is a member of the Affrilachian Poets and a Cave Canem fellow, his work is forthcoming or can be found in print or online in literary magazines and journals such as Sou’wester, Barely South Review, The New Sound, Louisville Review, The Platte Valley Review, and Prime Number Magazine. He is a 2012 and 2013 Pushcart prize nominee, Ernest Sandeen Poetry Prize and Literary LEO 1st Prize in Poetry winner. Hellfightin’, published by Willow Books in 2011, is his first full-length book of poems.
Martha Greenwald’s collection of poems, Other Prohibited Items, was the winner of the 2010 Mississippi Review Poetry Series. Her work has appeared in The Threepenny Review, Slate, Poetry, Best New Poets, The Sycamore Review, Shenandoah, and many other journals. She has held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford and been awarded scholarships from both the Breadloaf and Sewanee Writers Conferences. Greenwald has also held an Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council. Works in progress include Shivah Bullies, a memoir, and Well, Bless His Heart, a collection of short fiction. She has taught in the English Department at the University of Louisville since 1999.
Marie Coma is a writer, painter, and yoga teacherss. She is interested in expanding consciousness through meditation and creative practices. She lives with her husband, Kyle, who is also a writer, and their 3 giant, Buddha-like black and white cats.
Portland Poetry Series https://www.facebook.com/events/345193358996257/
Join us for a night of poetry. The cast in this troupe come from all reaches and walks of life. They promise to climb treehouses, build model airplanes, hole up in tenements in cold cities, and drink cheap brandy on street corners with you through the course of the night.
Aside from our featured poets there will be a “Reading from the Canon” to acknowledge we are always standing on the shoulders of giants. There will also be three 5 minute open mic slots. These three poets will be competing for a spot as a featured poet in a future Portland Poetry Series event.
Light snack options will be provided by Gumby’s Specialty Catering.
Sheri Wright, Dr. Yoshev Omed, Tyler Curth, Chelsea Tadeyeske, & Edwin R. Perry are our featured guests.
Two-time Pushcart Prize and Kentucky Poet Laureate nominee, Sheri L. Wright is the author of six books of poetry, including the most recent, The Feast of Erasure.
Wright’s visual work has appeared in numerous journals, including Blood Orange Review, Prick of the Spindle, Blood Lotus Journal and Subliminal Interiors. In 2012, Ms. Wright was a contributer to the Sister Cities Project Lvlds: Creatively Linking Leeds and Louisville. Her photography has been shown across the Ohio Valley region and abroad. Currently, she is working on her first documentary film, Tracking Fire.
Dr. Yoshev Omed is an albino dwarf of Greenland Inuit and Norwergian descent who was adopted by Hasidic Jews as a child and raised in Montreal, Quebec. Multilingual, he is fluent in English, French, Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, and Esperanto. A Talmudic scholar and an acknowledged expert in Medieval Scholastic Philosophy, Dr. Omed is the author of The Atheist Qaballah.
Tyler Curth is a senior in Spalding University’s BFA in creative writing program. He won second prize in Sarabande Books’ Flo Gault Poetry Competition and was an ESU scholar to study at Oxford University’s 2013 Creative Writing Summer School. His work has appeared in 94 Creations and Word Hotel.
Chelsea Tadeyeske is the author of the chapbooks HEELDRAGGER (plumberries press, 2012) and TOTEM (plumberries press, 2013), co-author with Cynthia Spencer of THERE EXISTS…(plumberries press, 2012), proprietress of pitymilk press (pitymilkpress.wordpresss.com), and co-organizer of the Midwest Small Press Festival. Her work has been published in places such as Everyday Genius, Burdock Magazine, OxMag, Drupe Fruits, Humble Humdrum Cotton Frock, and others. She is currently pursuing her MA in poetry at Miami University in Oxford, OH.
Edwin R. Perry is a multidisciplinary artist, curator and community organizer from the midwest. he is the founding editor of plumberries press and his work has appeared in such places as Sawbuck, Cannot Exist, Burdock and others.
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