On Centre: Penns Valley | Local radio station may hit airwaves

mcarroll@centredaily.comJuly 15, 2013 

Some familiar Penns Valley voices could soon be pumping from the speakers of cars cruising down Route 45.

A group of volunteers is working to bring a local radio station to the airwaves of Penns Valley.

And the community is invited to provide input into what that station will sound like.

Some preliminary options being discussed, according to organizers, are broadcasts of live and recorded local music and readings of oral history of the area, children’s bedtime stories and books and local news.

Volunteers, working under the umbrella of the Penns Valley Conservation Association, are moving to file necessary paperwork with the Federal Communications Commission.

The broadcast range under the plan being discussed could include most of the Penns Valley and Brush Valley areas and as many as 12,000 listeners, organizers said.

While the station would not go live until 2014 at the earliest, the application must be submitted by the middle of October. In the meantime, organizers are looking for serious volunteers and potential on-air personalities.

Organizers are holding a series of planning meetings, the most recent one coming last week at the Old Gregg Community and Recreation Center.

Anyone interested in more information can contact programming committee chairman Gary Gyekis at gggyekis@gmail.com.

Matt Carroll writes about news from the Penns and Brush Valley regions. He can be reached at 231-4631 or mcarroll@centredaily.com.

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