On June 7, KNKX will kick off a year-long reporting project designed to increase local and regional news coverage as part of the station’s mission to deepen its role in communities across Western Washington. The goal is to present deep, rich storytelling and originate live broadcasts from these communities on a regular basis. KNKX Connects will take advantage of the station’s large broadcast footprint, which extends from Bellingham to Vancouver, Washington.
The first area of focus is Port Angeles and surrounding communities which will culminate in a live broadcast of KNKX’s afternoon news magazine, All Things Considered, hosted by Ed Ronco, on June 7 from 3-6 p.m. at the Port Angeles Main Library. A reception with food, beverages, and music by the Cascade View Quartet will follow from 6-8 p.m. Both activities are free and open to the public.
Stories in the Port Angeles edition of KNKX Connects include reporting on the ripple effects of Port Angeles’ housing shortage; a visit with the city’s West Coast League semi-pro baseball team, the Lefties, now in its second season; a guided hike in Olympic National Park and some of the lesser known spots in popular areas; and a profile of Sequim’s community radio station, KSQM. The ATC team will also talk with musicians and writers, elected officials and robust community volunteers.
The live broadcast of KNKX’s All Things Considered will be in the Living Room and the reception will take place in the Raymond Carver Room at the Port Angeles Main Library, located at 2210 S. Peabody Street in Port Angeles.