Washington DC Government Launches DC Radio

DCRadio DC Radio DCRadio.gov WHUR-HD4 Washington DCThe Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment (OCTFME) of the city of Washington DC is launching “DC Radio” online and on Howard University’s 96.3 WHUR-HD4 Washington.

Serving as the “official government radio station of the District of Columbia”, DC Radio programming will feature local music, specialty programming, and community affairs programming including a weekly program hosted by Mayor Muriel Bowser. Broadcast professionals hosting programs include “94.7 Fresh-FM” WIAD night host Britt Waters’ “The Sound” local music show, KFOG San Francisco’s Rosalie Howarth’s “Putumayo World Music Hour”, former 93.9 WKYS host EZ Street, and programming originating from OCTFME’s DCN-TV and 202Creates initiatives.

On Tuesday, September 19, at 6:30 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will launch DC Radio, a non-commercial radio station that will provide information and programming on government resources, emergency updates, news, community affairs, education, current events, arts, music, and entertainment as part of 202Creates – a citywide effort to showcase the District’s diverse and vibrant creative community through an array of events throughout the month of September. Managed and broadcast from the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME), DC Radio will kick-off the broadcasting partnership between WHUR and the District – which will be one out of two municipally-owned full power radio stations in the country.

202Creates highlights artists, makers, tastemakers, and entrepreneurs who contribute to the city’s creative economy. Led by DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME) and DC Commission on Arts and Humanities (CAH), 202Creates engages residents through events and activities that feature the various talents of the DC creative community from television, film, music, arts, dance, fashion, cosmetology, culinary, tech and much more. To view a full list of 202Creates events, visit 202Creates.com.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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