FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 29, 2020
Long Beach, Calif — Long Beach Public Media (LBPM) will christen the city’s new public radio station, 99.1 KLBP, with a celebration taking place leap year weekend.
A ribbon cutting ceremony on February 28th at noon will kick off the festivities. Several city officials and community leaders are expected to attend. Following the ceremony, the studio will remain open until 8:00p.m. for public tours. The tours will resume on Saturday, Feb. 29th from 1:00-8:00p.m.
“The station is a space for anyone interested in podcasting and radio, from novice to expert level. We are education focused and hope that the public will discover that KLBP is their radio station.”Danny Lemos, KLBP Interim General Manager.
Members of the public are encouraged to stop in to record station identification scripts, obtain information about upcoming workshops, training, and more during the aforementioned hours.
Located at 209 Pine Ave. beneath Shannon’s on Pine, KLBP’s studio is the latest addition to the growing Shannon’s Complex owned and operated by Ron Hodges and his family.
“We are so proud that we can finally open up this space to our community. This studio reflects several years of hard work and dedication by our board, volunteers, and most importantly, the Hodges family who believed in our vision and invested the time and resources to make this a reality.”Ashley Aguirre, President of Long Beach Public Media.
KLBP will round out the celebration with a party At The Top Saturday night featuring performances by Khmer-rock band Dengue Fever, rising rap heavyweight Seafood Sam, shoegaze favorites Highlands and multi-instrumental composer Ellen Warkentine.
This celebration is made possible by Shannon’s on Pine and a grant from the Port of Long Beach.
For more information and to RSVP visit klbp.org/grandopening.
Schedule of Activities
Friday, Feb. 28
- 11:00am – 1:00pm Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
- 1:00pm – 8:00pm Open House: Studio Tours
Saturday, Feb. 29
- 1:00pm-8:00pm Open House: Studio Tours
- 6:30pm-10:00pm Party featuring Dengue Fever, Seafood Sam, Highlands, Ellen Warkentine plus KLBP DJs Hitchcock Brunette + &SOUL
KLBP-LP is a newly licensed low-power FM station broadcasting at 99.1 FM. As a public radio station with an emphasis on local music, storytelling and public affairs, residents throughout Long Beach, San Pedro, and Wilmington can tune in to hear their neighbors, friends, and local personalities. An online stream is also available at klbp.org and the TuneIn radio app. KLBP, is a community service of Long Beach Public Media. For more information visit klbp.org. Follow KLBP! Instagram Facebook Twitter
About Long Beach Public Media
Long Beach Community Television & Media Corporation, dba Long Beach Public Media, is a 501(c)(3) working to advance public media through education, technical assistance and access to production facilities. The organization was awarded a permit from the FCC to broadcast at 99.1 FM and successfully launched the station in December of 2018.