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Hive76 helping launch new community radio station

The Bok School has become home to plenty of new businesses throughout the past year. Now a space in the former school is helping to launch a new community radio station for Philly.

@phillycam #wppm board cleaning/testing

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Hive76 “hackerspace,” which made the move to Bok in late 2015, is helping PhillyCAM to launch 106.5 WPPM, a public radio station that is meant to stand for “People-Powered Media.”


The team has received some donations to help with the launch, including three soundboards, and has also received help from the hackers at Hive76. Hive76 has assisted the station’s organizers by providing a wide spectrum of electronic testing tools, as well as actual space to refurbish the donated soundboards and related equipment, said Ed Cummings, also known as hacker bernieS, who’s helping to launch the station.

While the station itself won’t be located in South Philly, at least its part of making this project a reality. The station is expected to have programming with local music and news.

A crowd-funding campaign is currently running to raise money for the station. As of Monday, June 20, $1,096 of the $10,000 fundraising goal has been raised. You can find out more here.

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2 Responses to Hive76 helping launch new community radio station

  1. Brian M. June 20, 2016 at 10:13 pm #

    Very cool.

  2. rachel June 28, 2016 at 10:58 am #

    while it’s true that the studio and transmitter for the station will be in center city and old city respectively, people in south philly should be able to pick it up just fine on the radio!

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