This past Wednesday, Senator Kenneth LaValle was joined by several concerned elected officials and community residents in the fight to save public radio on the East End. Since Long Island University announced they would relinquish financial support of the station in the beginning of October, the community has gathered to form Peconic Public Broadcasting, Inc, with the intent of acquiring the station’s license and assets to make sure the current programming will continue.
“Since its inception, WLIU has played an influential role for eastern Long Island,” said Senator LaValle. “I have always been a supporter of the station and, in years past, was able to secure state funding for a transmission tower that allowed WLIU to expand its signal. Once again, I am happy to play a role in ensuring that the station continues to provide its listeners with the quality of programming they have come to enjoy.”
The lawmakers in attendance on Wednesday included Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Jr., Councilwomen Anna Throne-Holst and Nancy Graboski and Councilman Chris Nuzzi.
Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor will host an open mic rally on Thursday, September 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free; food and drink will be provided.