Sound Living on the NW Media Summit on KSER 90.7

What better way to get in the spirit of a pledge drive than to discuss regional issues effecting community media? Recently, KSER 90.7 devoted an hour to talk about these and the upcoming NW Media Summit on the show Sound Living.

Host Ed Bremer was joined by Ann Alquist, Director of Membership at Alaska Public Media; Mike Wassenaar, president of the Alliance for Community Media; and Sabrina Roach, Doer at Brown Paper Tickets and board member of the ACMNWR.

“Today we are talking about the Alliance for Community Media Northwest Summit happens next weekend at the Doubletree Inn at Southcenter in Tukwila. Friday and Saturday next week, community media activists from seven states and western Canada, will gather for the Alliance for Community Media Northwest Summit. The Alliance represents and advocates on behalf of grassroots media creators,” said Ed Bremer, host of Sound Living.

Click here for the archived show, which takes place right after the BBC news. Discussion on community media begins at six minutes and 15 seconds (6:15).

Best of the Northwest Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners and honorable mentions of the 2015 Best of the Northwest Awards!

This prestigious awards contest honors outstanding programs telecast on or produced by community access or local origination television channels in the Northwest region (Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming) of the Alliance for Community Media.

For over 20 years, Best of the Northwest has supported television programs that are made on a local level.

Awards will be presented on March 28 as part of the ACM – Northwest Region’s Summit in Tukwila, WA.

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Scholarships Available for Upcoming NW Media Summit

We’re thrilled to announce that CASTUS Corporation and Brown Paper Tickets have made it possible for us to offer funding for those who could not otherwise attend. There are several partial scholarships available. These scholarships can be applied to the registration cost of the summit, and cannot be applied to hotel or travel.

Applying for a scholarship is simple. Just email us at with the following form and approximately 300 words on the following:

Why do you want to attend the NW Media Summit? What do you hope to learn and what do you feel you can give back to the community media as a whole?


Stronger Together: Northwest Media Summit Welcomes Public Media Advocates and Practitioners

The Alliance for Community Media Northwest Region invites local media makers and organizations to attend a conference on the state of community and public media in our region. The focus of the summit will be to encourage collaboration and partnerships that will sustain our work for years to come.

Sessions will include panels in which members of the community, public media organizations, and city staff will describe the various collaborations they’ve worked on. Small group sessions of strategy mapping will follow, focusing on the planning and implementation of campaigns and partnerships tailored to organization-specific needs.

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NW Media Summit Schedule is Now Available

The schedule for the 2015 NW Media Summit is now available!

The intent of the summit is to bring community media stakeholders together to talk about ways they can collaborate to expand their impact. With many new low power FM radio stations arriving on the scene, it’s the perfect time to re-think community media’s infrastructure, fundraising, community engagement, and content — and where it happens.

Interested in attending? Check out our registration page on Brown Paper Tickets!

Registration now open for the Stronger Together Community Media Summit

Join us at the DoubleTree Suites Southcenter in Tukwila, WA on March 27th and 28th for our regional community media summit “Stronger Together”!

What is community media? To borrow a concept from Zane Ibrahim, founder of Bush Radio in South Africa; he saw community radio as being “90% community and 10% radio.” No matter which platform you produce media for, it applies.

Click here for more information and registration!

Best of the Northwest Awards Now Accepting Submissions

After a brief hiatus, our staple community media event has returned and with an even more robust awards ceremony. We’re excited to announce new categories and adjusted rules that allow independent media producers more ways to be eligible for entrance.

Our new award categories include Transmedia, Webisodes, and Community Radio/LPFM/Podcasts (Talk Show and News/Documentary). Youth are also welcome to participate in the awards. We’re happy to say that the entrance fee for programming produced by students in K-12 is only $15.

We’re also encouraging non-commercial media makers of all kinds to enter into our contest by allowing content not previously aired on PEG of local-origination cable channels to enter. The takeaway: as long as your program is non-commercial in nature, we encourage you to enter it in The Best of the Northwest Awards.


The Best of the Northwest Awards recognizes exceptional community media and PEG produced content, as well as independently produced television and radio content. We look forward to seeing your entries, and honoring your accomplishments as media producers at the 2015 Best of the Northwest Awards!

What are you waiting for?