DC Government Goes on Air

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On Sept. 19, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), center, was joined by (L to R) President Wayne A.I. Frederick, Howard University, Director Angie Gates, Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment, and Deputy Mayor Brian Kenner, Planning and Economic Development to cut the ribbon of the newly launched DC Radio, a non-commercial radio station that airs information and programming on government resources, emergency updates, news, community affairs, education, current events, arts, music and entertainment. Photo: Khalid Naji-Allah/ Executive Office of the Mayor

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) has launched the DC Government’s first radio station, DC Radio 96.3 HD4. This makes Washington, DC one of only two municipalities in the United States with a full-power, city-owned radio station. Managed by the District’s Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment in partnership with WHUR Radio, the station features programming on government resources, news, emergency updates, community affairs, education, current events, arts, music and entertainment. It also serves as a platform for local musicians to promote their talents. DC Radio also provide training programs and college internships for District residents. DC Radio can be accessed on any HD4 radio and can also be streamed online at DCRadio.gov.