January 23, 2009

InnerTribal Beat on the radio

Radio show filling reservation gap

KYRS seeks full power so shows like ‘InnerTribal Beat’ can reach underserved tribal membersOn the Spokane Indian Reservation, young people have to sit in their cars to hear the fading signal from a low-power community radio station 50 miles away.

They are listening to a show from 3 to 4 p.m. every Tuesday on Thin Air Community Radio, KYRS-FM, 92.3 and 89.9. The program offers 60 minutes of news, interviews and music that matter to Native Americans.

“It is filling a gap that hasn’t been filled before,” said Twa-le Abrahamson, a Spokane tribal member who produces the show, “InnerTribal Beat.”

Abrahamson said word is getting out about the program, and once people learn about it, they are “very excited to be included.”
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Native Radio = "Untapped Resource."

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