Coast Community Radio receives major equipment grant
April 23, 2020
Coast Community Radio (CCR), the nonprofit radio station in the Columbia-Pacific region, has received a major grant from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. The trust awarded CCR $120,000 over three years for the major equipment and facilities overhaul dubbed “Radio For Good” (RFG). This grant is the cornerstone funding for the three year plan to repair, replace, and update all of their broadcast equipment from microphone to transmitter. The funding is a one-to-one match for funding raised from individual donations and other charitable foundations including the Templin Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation and Oregon Cultural Trust.
As a non-commercial broadcaster, Coast Community Radio operates its three local stations by relying on funds from the community it serves. KMUN at 91.9fm is the flagship station in its 37th year based in Astoria, Oregon. Its format includes local news, public affairs and an eclectic mix of locally hosted music shows along with programs from NPR and other independent sources. Sister station KTCB 89.5fm carries the KMUN broadcast to listeners in Tillamook, while the third station at 90.9fm broadcasts a separate mix of news and classical music.