The Clatsop County Cultural Coalition made dreams come true this month for local nonprofits during their annual awards ceremony at Clatsop Community College in Astoria.
Among the dozen Clatsop County recipients this year was the Tillicum Foundation, which operates Coast Community Radio.
Station manager Graham Nystrom sought this grant to upgrade two production studios at the Coast Community Radio station. Computers and software in these rooms are ancient and have functional limitations that inhibit the production of quality, local programming.
The purpose of the station is to provide the opportunity for community members to produce culturally relevant, creative content. The studios are heavily used by staff and programmers, especially in training new volunteer on-air people, including high school students.
The upgrade will take a couple of days. It involves installation, setup and configuration of computer workstations, software and broadcast audio equipment.