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ARTiculate: A New Podcast from KLBP & Port City Creative Guild

KLBP has partnered with the Port City Creative Guild for EMERGENCE, a new exhibition on view online through September. EMERGENCE itself is a play on ‘emergency’ and the sense of urgency we are all feeling to renew hope, fight for justice and heal. ⁣⁣

For the project, KLBP produced ARTiculate, a new podcast highlighting the ten artists whose works are featured in the exhibition. We have also curated a playlist of local musicians as a companion to the gallery. ⁣⁣



You can listen to all 10 episodes of the podcast and view the galley at portcitycreativeguild.org

The mission of PCCG is to provide local artists with a platform to showcase their art and their artistry, allowing them to become creative entrepreneurs and give the greater community the benefits of the healing power of creativity.

Broadcast Special to Honor Station Volunteers

For a full schedule of KLBP’s Grand Opening Activities visit klbp.org/grandopening

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Long Beach, Calif — Launching an FM radio station from the ground up is something few people will ever get to experience in their lifetime. Armed with an FCC non-commercial radio permit and a group of veteran radio advisors at their side, a handful of community organizers built a powerful network of volunteers who helped give birth to Long Beach’s new public radio station, 99.1 KLBP.  

“There are so many terrific stories from our volunteers who have been waiting for us to open the doors to our studio. We decided to present those stories to our listeners in their own voices,” says Danny Lemos, Interim General Manager. 

On February 28th at 5p.m., you’ll have the opportunity to hear these stories packaged into a two-hour long special titled.

“The road to launch was filled with a constant need to adapt and learn new skill sets,” says Ashley Aguirre, President of Long Beach Public Media, the nonprofit group who operates the station. “We had everything from people figuring out how to install a broadcast antenna to chopping the wood used to build our live studio room—oftentimes from scratch and with limited resources.”

The volunteer-run and operated radio station nestled beneath Shannon’s on Pine will officially open its doors with a public weekend long celebration taking place February 28th & 29th. 

A ribbon cutting ceremony on February 28th at 11:00am 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” adds Lemos. 

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. 

KLBP will round out the celebration with a party at Shannon’s At The Top featuring performances by Khmer-rock band Dengue Fever, rising rap heavyweight Seafood Sam, shoegaze darlings 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
  • 6:00pm-10:00pm Party featuring Dengue Fever, Seafood Sam, Highlands Ellen Warkentine plus KLBP DJs Hitchcock Brunette + &SOUL

About KLBP

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. 

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New Producer Orientation

Want to get your show on the radio? Come learn all you need to know to submit an on-air ready program for 99.1 KLBP, Long Beach Public Radio. We’ll be hosting an information session on Wednesday, February 12 at 6:00 pm. New KLBP producers are required to attend an Orientation before allowed to submit episodes for air.

KLBP Producer Orientation and Radio 101
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 
6:00-7:30 pm
@ Elinor Drinkery*
250 N. Tribune Ct, Long Beach, 90802
(Alley Entrance Behind MADE) 

*Participants in this orientation must be 21 and older.  

 

Grand Opening Feb. 28 & 29 with Dengue Fever + more

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

About KLBP

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. 

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Danny Lemos named KLBP Interim General Manager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 6, 2020

CSULB Student Media Coordinator, Danny Lemos, named Interim General Manager of 99.1 KLBP as Studio Grand Opening Approaches 

Long Beach, Calif — Long Beach Public Media (LBPM) is pleased to announce that radio veteran Danny Lemos has joined the team as Interim General Manager of 99.1 KLBP, Long Beach Public Radio. The move comes as the station’s permanent studio beneath Shannon’s on Pine, is set to open at the end of February. Lemos will lead the volunteer-run station as it transitions from a beta launch to a live studio operation. 

“At varying stages of this project, Danny has been one of our most trusted and key advisors. We are so happy to welcome him in this new role as he leads the next phase of our station’s development,” said Ashley Aguirre, president of LBPM. “His background as an educator ensures that we’ll honor our organization’s mission to build a platform that provides community access to technical training, resources and a hands on production facility”

Lemos is the Student Media Coordinator at Long Beach State University, overseeing 22 West Media, which includes 22 West Radio, 22 West Magazine and 22 West Video.  (Formerly Kbeach Radio, The Long Beach Union Weekly and College Beat TV.) He is also the Vice President/Western Region for Intercollegiate Broadcasting System. 

“My radio experience has morphed into a student development role over the years,” Lemos said. “Developing and educating new talent in radio and podcasting makes KLBP a perfect place for someone like me and I’m excited to be working with my third Long Beach station in 15 years.”

Lemos will serve in a volunteer position until the selection of a permanent General Manager can be made. KLBP is also seeking candidates to take on additional volunteer roles needed to operate the station. For a complete list of open positions, interested applicants can visit visit klbp.org/volunteer

Beginning his career in 1976 at KXLU-FM at Loyola Marymount University as on air host and Promotions Director. Subsequently he was Traffic Manager for KMET-94.7 FM/Los Angeles, Music Director at KIIS-FM/Los Angeles and KEZR/San Jose, wrote and produced for KIIS-FM/Los Angeles, K101-FM/San Francisco.  During those stints, Lemos wrote comedy and did voice characterizations for “Rick Dees In The Morning” and served as Executive Producer & Head writer for “The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Countdown” for Premiere Radio Networks, before turning to writing television specials for ABC-TV. 

He first arrived at California State University, Long Beach in 2006 as Operations Manager for 88.1 FM/KKJZ and a volunteer for student station Kbeach Radio in 2007.  Lemos has been working with radio students and contributing programming to 88.1/KKJZ and KBeach Radio since 2009. In 2010, he created “Mornings On The Beach” which was described as “the most diverse, multi-generational morning show in L.A. radio” and currently occupies the host’s chair on the show, a live laboratory for student training, which airs live Monday – Friday from 9a-10a PST.

About KLBP

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. 

It’s a GAS! Retro Holiday Listening Party

Get in the spirit with KLBP and Steve Blue, host of It’s a GAS! with a nostalgic listening party celebrating the songs of yore. Holiday refreshments will be available. 

 

About It’s a GAS!
From the Great American Songbook to the standards, It’s a GAS! celebrates the music that never gets old.

 

RSVP below to lets us know you’re bringing the cheer. 🙂

 

 

KLBP Presents: Mono Sources

Mono Sources is a collaboration between KLBP DJ, Brett Bixby (Bix Mix) and Jesse Nason. The duo released their self-titled debut earlier this September and will be playing the album in a live setting with special guests. Come get away from your phone and the television and listen to some freshly made synth stylings. It’s an earlier show so mark your devices and join us for a mid week music breather. In order to get sonically dressed, you can stream their album on Apple Music and Spotify or pick up a hard copy from Fingerprints Records in Long Beach.

 

KLBP Radio Gear Sale

Before launch, our station acquired a large equipment donation. Now that we are in the midst of completing the move to our permanent studios, we’ve found ourselves with a bit of surplus gear. We’re hoping to pass this gear to other groups in need at discounted prices while also building a fund to help us offset the cost of additional equipment needed to complete our studio configuration.

On Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th, our team will be hosting a gear sale in our studio located at 209 Pine Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802 below Shannon’s on Pine. Please note that equipment will have to be carried up one flight of stairs. Members of our team will be available to help.

Free 2 hour parking is available at the City Place parking structure located at 51 E. 3rd Street. If you are pulling up for loading, there is a commercial loading zone located directly in front of Shannon’s on Pine.

To help us with planning, please RSVP below.

KLBP Presents: Umami Radio Listening Party

Come hang out with KLBP and meet your local radio DJs! In the second installment of our listening parties, Anne Bergstedt, host of the Umami Radio show will be hanging out at Analog Records to share her Halloween special.

 

UHF 30th Anniversary Screening

KLBP & The Port of Long Beach Present: A 30th Anniversary Screening of UHF

You could say that KLBP’s launch story draws a lot of parallel’s to Weird Al’s UHF, so we can’t think of a better movie to celebrate the spirit of public media and all the thrills, challenges, and wackiness that come along with it.

UHF (1989) — After losing yet another job, George (Weird Al Yankovic) wonders if there is any career that can handle his outrageous personality. When George’s uncle (Stanley Brock) hands him the deed to a local TV station, George creates a series of television shows based on social satire and hyperactive humor, with the help of his best friend, Bob (David Bowe). However, a rival station’s bitter CEO (Kevin McCarthy) tries to destroy George’s wacky programming, forcing him to fight back.

Tickets $10 | Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit KLBP, Long Beach Public Radio.

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