April 09, 2007

Tribes should tackle radio

FCC Opens Window of Opportunity for Tribes to Own Radio Stations

Peggy Berryhill, Director of Services and Planning for Native Public Media, believes Native radiocan be used as a tool for tribal members young and old be able to turn on the radio and hear their Native language coming out at them. Also the radio would be a great tool in getting up to date information out to members. A tribal radio station would also allow tribes to encourage and help members interested in broadcast media gain valuable training and experience.

"We're constantly bombarded by media, this is the age of media and content production that is produced on personal computers. Most content about Native Americans is not produced by Native producers. Therefore the image of Native Americans is still largely stereotypical because we are not producing our own content," Berryhill told the Native Times.

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