NEVADA CITY, Calif. April 14, 2017 – KVMR 89.5 FM Radio, Nevada City’s noncommercial community radio station, will broadcast Congressman Doug LaMalfa’s upcoming Town Hall Meeting in Oroville this Monday night at 8 p.m.
This will be the First District Congressman’s second Town Hall event this year. Some estimates said 1500 people — or more — attended his first meeting with constituents at the Nevada County Fairgrounds last month, with dozens and dozens lined up to ask questions and make comments.
With that March 18 remote broadcast, KVMR may have been the first radio station in the country to air a live Congressional Town Hall in its entirety, according to an official at the National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB)
“We know there is growing interest from many different political groups in these Town Halls,” says KVMR Program Director Steve Baker, “and we know many Nevada County residents won’t be able to make it to Oroville so it’s a perfect opportunity for us to also bring this one to our airwaves as well.”
The 5:30 p.m. Monday Town Hall at the Oroville State Theater will be recorded and then later broadcast on a slight delay from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on KVMR Monday night.
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LaMalfa is expected to answer questions about the Oroville Dam situation and this winter’s mass evacuation, plus there will likely be queries about welfare, health care, the proposed Mexican wall, budget and tax cuts, among other topics, if the previous Town Hall is an example.
The station will also offer a stream of the 8 p.m. Town Hall via its website at www.kvmr.org and will archive the audio at archive.kvmr.org immediately afterwards in addition to posting an audio podcast of the meeting at the radio station website as well.