Posted December 14th, 2016 by seanm
December 14, 2016
Access Humboldt’s Community Radio KZZH-LP 96.7FM Adds Programming for Humboldt Bay!
Spanish language news, weather updates and local voices on the air
KZZH-LP 96.7FM - Access Humboldt’s new local radio station on the campus of Eureka High School began broadcasting in August of 2016 and reaches a considerable area around Humboldt Bay. Over the past several months KZZH 96.7 has been acquiring and expanding programming offerings beyond mainstay programs such as public meeting coverage.
New programs on KZZH 96.7FM include:
- the only spanish language newscast in Humboldt County, from Radio Bilingue;
- hourly local weather updates from the National Weather Service;
- road condition reports from CALTRANS;
- “Community Voices” publc affairs program featuring host, Dave Silverbrand - recent guests include newly elected Eureka City Councilmember, Austin Allison and Humboldt Area Foundation Executive Director, Patrick Cleary, among others; and,
- youth-created programs from Eureka High School’s Media Class as well as the Ink People’s MARZ Project.
“We are very interested in community-centric programming, that’s created locally” said KZZH Station Manager, Matt Knight. “Basically - if there are community, nonprofit or governmental organizations looking for an outlet for their messages about local events or their mission - we are interested, “ said Knight.
For more information contact: Matt Knight, station manager, KZZH@accesshumboldt.net or call: (707) 476-1798.
Access Humboldt (http://accesshumboldt.net/site/) is a non-profit, community media organization formed in April 2006 to manage local cable franchise benefits on behalf of the County of Humboldt, California and the Cities of Eureka, Arcata, Fortuna, Rio Dell, Ferndale and Blue Lake.
Community media resources of Access Humboldt include: cable access TV channels; a wide area broadband network with dedicated optic fiber connections to twenty locations serving local jurisdictions, educational institutions and other public facilities; broadband access wireless networks; a Community Media Center with studio and other production equipment and training on the Eureka High School campus; a low power FM radio station (KZZH-FM96.7), and ongoing operational support for public, educational and governmental access media services from franchised cable operators in Humboldt County.
Access Humboldt’s Board of Directors convenes regular public meetings, provides local accountability and sets governing policy to guide the organization.
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