A Non-profit Community Radio Station Coming in 2016 to Toledo, Ohio

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What is WAKT-LPFM?

We live in a time of great transition. Many independent media outlets face closing their doors or being absorbed by large conglomerates. At the same time, the Internet has opened up new, more personal avenues to relay information, fundamentally changing the way we share news and keep abreast of what is happening in our cities. It is in light of these changes that We Act Media was born. We Act is an up-and-coming multimedia news outlet launching soon in Toledo, Ohio committed to bringing a culture of positive engagement to the local media landscape by helping our audience become participants - not just observers - of the community they live in. We Act and its parent organization, Toledo Integrated Media Education, are preparing to launch their first major effort in the Spring of 2016. WAKT-LP, a community-run radio station, has been cleared for operation on 106.1FM and will be our flagship enterprise. To be notified of updates on our progress, please subscribe to our e-mail list using the form below.

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Give to WAKT Toledo

WAKT-LPFM Toledo is organized under Toledo Integrated Media Education, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. All donations are tax- deductable under U.S. law.

As a non-profit, we rely heavily on the finacial support of the community. In order for WAKT-LP to be a success, we need your help.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When will the station begin broadcasting?

Our original launch date of July 1 has been delayed while we await the installation of our studio equipment and tower. We have not set a launch date yet, but are on track to be broadcasting before the end of Summer 2016.

How can I tune in to your station? Will I be able to listen if I don’t have a radio?

We will broadcast on 106.1FM in Toledo, Ohio. We are looking at ways to provide online streaming services so that you can listen to our signal through your desktop computer or mobile device.

What is the station’s format?

Our format is community radio, which means we aim to reflect the interests of the community. This can manifest as talk radio, music programs, as well as other formats. The common thread will be that each program will reflect an underrepresented perspective in the Toledo area.

What hours will your station be on the air?

Our station will broadcast 24 hours a day.

I have a great show idea. How do I get it on your station?

We have an open application process, which means anybody with an idea can fill out a simple form with their concept and contact information. These applications are reviewed by our board, who then decide if the show is promising enough to put on the air. If a show is selected, the host will be contacted about recording a pilot episode.

There are no financial costs associated with hosting a program on our station. However, being provided with a time slot comes with responsibilities. All hosts must agree to abide by the station’s policies and go through a brief training course. In exchange, they will receive broadcast time, access to a professional recording studio, and access to helpful support services.

Who makes up your board of directors? How do they make decisions?

Our station is operated by the board of Toledo Integrated Media Education (TIME). A list of board members is available here, and more information will be available soon on the TIME website.

I have experience in radio/journalism, and am interested in working for your station. How do I apply?

Our station operates entirely with a volunteer staff. We are not hiring at this time.

How is your station funded, and what sort of costs do you have?

As a non-commercial operation, we depend on individual contributions from supporters instead of ad revenue to sustain our recurring costs, which total about $10,000/year. Most of that goes to rent on our studio space, while the rest goes to licensing fees, insurance, and support services.

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, all contributions to the station are tax-deductible. We encourage supporters to consider becoming members by signing up to make an annual contribution here. We also offer program underwriting to individuals and organizations who make contributions of at least $130.

Where is your station located?

The broadcast antenna will be on a tower located the Original Sub Shop & Deli on Broadway St. The studio will be located in the Collingwood Arts Center. The two sites are connected by an Internet link.

How far will the broadcast range be?

We will not know for sure until we are broadcasting, but we expect to have a very strong signal within a 3-5 mile radius of the tower off of Broadway, at the Original Sub Shop & Deli. A listenable signal should be audible throughout most of the Toledo area.

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Mailing Address

Toledo Integrated Media Education
P.O. Box 733
Toledo, OH 43697-0733

Phone

(419) 982-WAKT (9258)

Toledo Integrated Media Education Board

Email Contact List
Contact area Contact email Board member
Programming programming@wakt.fm Shannon Frye, Secretary
Technical Support/Sound Engineering tech@wakt.fm Zach Rohtert
Volunteers volunteers@wakt.fm Veralucia Mendoza-Reno
Social Media/Publicity digitalmedia@wakt.fm Veralucia Mendoza-Reno
Events/Publicity events@wakt.fm Nic Botek
Board Officers
Chair chair@wakt.fm Susan Shelangoskie
Vice-Chair vicechair@wakt.fm Eric Thomas
Treasurer treasurer@wakt.fm Sean Nestor

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List of Founding Members

Thank you to our founding members!
Marlena Ainslie
Rachel Armstrong
Alison Auciello
Elaine Avery
Steph Barry
Kate Beutel
Kayla Billiard
Aaron Birr
Lisa Blake
Nic Botek
Tom Bowland
Eric Britton
David Bustos
Marty Campbell
Sue Carter
Micah Childers
Brent Coldiron
Caitlin Cousino
Lance Crandall
Valerie Crow
Alanna Crumley
Kyle Cubbon
Malcolm Cunningham
Debbie De Steno
Kerry DeShetler
Amjad Doumani
Lisa Dutton-McCord
Tosha Easter
Wanda Edwards
Helen Elden
Colleen Eldridge
Maureen Eldridge
Will Ellis
Josh Eppert
Linda Eppert
Mike Ferner
Jason Finn
Cristian Fontibon
Linda Furney
Joanne Gall
Tom Galloway
Erin Garber-Pearson
Jenny Garcia
Gary Giannetto
Alan Goldsmith
Laura Goodwin
Silke Goudos
Josh Graber
Toby Grytafey
Frank Hollenbeck
Bill Horvath
Doug Jambard-Sweet
Alyx Kendzierski
Elizabeth Kinney
Robert Klahn
John Krochmanlny
Annie Krol
Ben Krompak
Diane Laplante
Cait Layman
Anita Levin
Cheryl Lightfoot
Joyce Litten
Terry Lodge
Tanasio Loudermill
Krista Lough
Krista Lyons
Brian Matuszewski
Jonie McIntire
Peter Meineke
Lucy Mendoza
Lauren Merrell
Matthew Miller
Kris Moazed
Brooke Moll
Matthew Molnar
Monica Morales
Leah Mullen
Dwight Munson
Nichole Nauden
Mike Nestor
Sean Nestor
Scott Noonan
Jade Norby
Tish O'Dell
Maysoon Otaibi
John Pavlica
Ramon Perez
Beth Powder
Anita Rios
Gabe Rios-Hannon
Zach Rotert
John Ross
Paula Ross
Jennifer Sader
Sonmez Sahutoglu
John Sawvel
Alexandra Scarborough
Debbie Schwartz
Taylor Scribner
Ken Sharp
Arlene Sheak
Susan Shelangoskie
Zach Shepler
Megan Smith
Kevin Spitler
Kim Spitnale
Dale Stevens
Mike Szuberla
Kyle Tansel
David Thomas
Eirc Thomas
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