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Summit aims to boost number of radio stations in Indian Country

Staff of KUYI 88.1 FM, a radio station based on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona. Photo from Facebook

The National Tribal Radio Summit is underway in Arizona.

The goal of the summit is to help tribes start their own radio stations. They will learn about operations, programming and how to obtain licenses from the Federal Communications Commission, one of the co-hosts.

Native Public Media, another co-host, counts 58 stations in Indian Country. About 20 more are awaiting approval, according to Arizona State University, another co-host.

The summit runs through Thursday at ASU's Cronkite School of Journalism in Phoenix.

Get the Story:
Summit Aims to Boost Native American Radio Access (Radio World 7/19)
Native American radio summit empowers station owners, prospects (ASU News 7/15)

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