Media Reform SC, a new low-power FM community radio station that recently secured a broadcast license is organizing a fundraiser for Aug. 24.
The "High & Dry" event, planned for 6 p.m. at The Royal American, 970 Morrison Drive, will feature live music by Entropy Ensemble, Vikki Matsis and Lee Barbour, Lindsay Holler, Aaron Levy, Nick Jenkins, Grace Joyner, Camille Rhoden, Zach Bedell and Lucia Garcia and The Better Wild.
Suggested donation is $10-$20 and will benefit 96.3 LPFM Radio.
The station is meant to fill a void by providing "a local, noncommercial listener- supported community station that will feature Charleston musicians and Charleston-centered talk programs," according to a press release.
"We hope to feature jazz, reggae, gospel, Latin and classical music, as well as intelligent talk on all manner of things, from Charleston politics to gardening and raising chickens, local sports talk, the surf report and sustainable science," Media Reform SC President Virginia Friedman said in a statement.
"We are nonpartisan and nonsectarian. Other than that, we are wide open on programming ideas. We want to hear from community groups and individuals about what they want to hear and how they want to contribute."
The project's mission is "to encourage the free, full, and accurate flow of information in order to preserve and enhance democracy," according to the release.