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New initiative seeks to connect and engage young public radio listeners


young friends fb picORLANDO — Central Florida’s public radio station for NPR news and information, 90.7 WMFE, is in search of locals who like to have fun and love public radio to be founding members of a new group.

Young Friends of 90.7 WMFE is a new initiative that seeks to engage and connect with young (and young-at-heart) public radio listeners throughout the Central Florida community.

The group is part of NPR Generation Listen, a movement to connect the next generation of public radio listeners to their local stations.

“We are excited to expand our community engagement efforts to include this new group of radio-active listeners that are curious about our community and interested in sharing their love of public radio with others,” said LaFontaine E. Oliver, president and general manager of 90.7 WMFE.

WMFE looks forward to exchanging ideas and having smart conversations online, over the air and at events.

“What we are hoping to gain from our Young Friends initiative is a deeper understanding of trends and developments in our region, as well as a stouter pipeline of dedicated listener contributors,” Oliver said.

Survey: WMFE is still in the development stages of the group, and needs feedback from public radio listeners. This short survey includes questions about listening habits and the types of initiatives and activities folks would like to see included in the Young Friends’ programming.

Stay Connected: Sign up to receive updates and special invitations from Young Friends of 90.7 WMFE. Also, like the Young Friends of WMFE Facebook page.

90.7 WMFE is a non-profit, member-supported, community-based public broadcasting company that operates 90.7 WMFE-FM, metro Orlando’s primary provider of 
NPR programming; and 90.7-2 Classical. Part of the community since 1980, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. Visit wmfe.org to learn more.

Generation Listen is a conscious movement to connect NPR with younger audiences and connect those fans to one another. Visit
generationlisten.npr.org to learn more.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jenny Babcock at 407-273-2300 ext. 112 or email at jbabcock@wmfe.org.