People-powered media takes off in Philly


The community is invited to join city officials, community leaders, radio programmers and show hosts at PhillyCAM (Philadelphia Community Access Media, 699 Ranstead Street) for the daylong launch celebration of WPPM (People Powered Media), its new low-power (LPFM) community radio station.

Taking place Thursday, from 1 to 10 p.m., the event celebrates the announcement of the station’s diverse lineup of locally produced programming, featuring “free-form music shows, public affairs and sports talk shows, youth-focused programs and genre-defying variety shows inspired by Philadelphia’s rich arts and culture scene.”

WPPM’s “Live Launch” will take place and 1 p.m. and the inaugural broadcast will include a lively conversation about “Philly Radio Past, Present and Future” moderated by Keith Brand with radio personalities Robert Drake, Jerry “The Geator” Blavat, Tiffany Bacon, Moon Man and WPPM station manager Vanessa Maria Graber.

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