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  • WSCA 106.1fm awarded AARP Community Grant

    PORTSMOUTH—WSCA 106.1fm Portsmouth Community Radio is thrilled to announce we have been selected to receive a 2024 AARP Community Challenge grant. We are one of only 343 grantees selected (out of 3,300+ applications!) from across all 50 states, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    With this quick-action grant we will revitalize the Button Factory Stage, making it more accessible to our AARP community.

    “We are incredibly proud that AARP selected WSCA for this investment to make Portsmouth more livable for residents of all ages,” stated Paul Gilson, treasurer of WSCA. “AARP is a nationwide leader in making communities more livable and we are honored that they see the tangible value this project will bring to our area.”

    We will be hosting Ashley Davis from AARP NH on Thursday, June 27 during Seacoast Currents, our local news show hosted by Kathy and Larry. Tune in at 106.1fm in the Seacoast, or stream at http://10233.cloudrad.io:9036/live - show starts at 8 a.m., interview is at 9 a.m.

    About the AARP Community Challenge
    The AARP Community Challenge grant program funds innovative, quick-action projects that inspire change in areas such as public places; housing; transportation; digital connectivity; community resilience; and more. With additional funding support provided by Toyota Motor North America, the program is also increasing its investment in pedestrian safety projects that will improve streets and sidewalks, create vibrant pedestrian infrastructure, engage community members and much more.

    This is all part of AARP’s nationwide work on livable communities, which supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and counties across the country to become great places for all. AARP believes that communities should provide safe, walkable streets; affordable and accessible housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents to participate in community life.

    To learn more about the projects being funded by the AARP Community Challenge across the nation, including all 343 granted projects this year, visit aarp.org/CommunityChallenge. You can also view an interactive map of current and past AARP Community Challenge projects and AARP’s Livable Communities work at aarp.org/livable

    About WSCA Portsmouth Community Radio

    WSCA 106.1 FM Portsmouth Community Radio is a non-profit, volunteer-driven community radio station that has been serving the Seacoast area since 2004. Our mission is to create a more connected and vibrant community through the power of radio. We provide diverse programming that includes music, talk shows, news, and cultural content, all produced by and for the local community. 
    Our Button Factory Stage space is a vital part of this mission, serving as a venue for live performances, community events, and workshops. With the support of the AARP Community Challenge grant, we will enhance the accessibility and functionality of this space, ensuring it remains a welcoming and inclusive hub for all members of our community.
    We are committed to promoting local artists, fostering civic engagement, and offering a platform for underrepresented voices. For more information, visit wscafm.org, or listen live at wscafm.org/listen.
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