Urbanists to host WAIF discussion Monday

Monday, July 31st from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. The Urbanists — an informal group of city-centered residents and professionals — have agreed to help lead a discussion about the future of WAIF community radio. We hope you will join us.

One of the only community-membership-based radio stations left in the country, WAIF holds tremendous potential to unite diverse urban communities and build on our urban assets. As the recent CityBeat article demonstrates, this potential is not being realized, so many would like to explore how an expanded membership could bring new life to this unique community-building tool.

The plan put forth to help the station is pretty simple.

  • Create a truly inclusive WAIF-FM community that represents and mirrors the residents of the City of Cincinnati.
  • Work to create and institute processes that will insure open, fair and ethical dialogue and participation that is open to everyone.
  • Implement professional and sound management and financial accountability.

Come to Simone’s restaurant, DeSales Plaza, 1544 Madison Road in Walnut Hills for this discussion. We’ll provide free appetizers and great networking from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and then we’ll use our small group discussion format to explore the WAIF opportunity—especially how and why to grow the membership. The discussion will be lead by Jeffrey Stec, a professional facilitator and leader of The Urbanists.

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