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KCBX Public Radio awarded $5000 grant for arts news coverage 

KCBX Program Director Marisa Waddell, News Director Greta Mart, Development Director Greg Perry, Community Foundation Grants Manager Len Smolburd

KCBX Central Coast Public Radio received a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County to enhance coverage of the rich Central Coast arts scene.

“Our goal is to increase public awareness of the local arts scene and to provide quality, insightful journalism to share with KCBX listeners,” said Program Director Marisa Waddell. “We will interview contemporary artists and organization representatives in the performing and fine arts and tell stories about the long legacy of the arts on the Central Coast.”

Starting this fall, reporting will be heard as monthly, four-minute features airing on KCBX during NPR’s news magazines Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Some longer segments will be produced for KCBX’s weekly local program, Issues and Ideas, which focuses on news makers on the Central Coast.

The grant helps to bolster KCBX’s local news department, which began producing local news content in March of 2014, and assists in fulfilling a long-held promise to KCBX listeners to provide quality, local reporting. KCBX has supported the local arts community since starting its broadcast in 1975 through partnerships with many local nonprofits and commercial arts agencies.

KCBX Public Radio is a nonprofit FM radio station and NPR member station founded in 1975. KCBX reaches listeners from Salinas to Santa Barbara. KCBX is a cultural resource that exists to enlighten and enrich the quality of life for listeners, especially o encourages  interest and appreciation of fine arts and local, national and global issues. As an NPR station, KCBX puts the community in touch with the world. KCBX FM broadcasts on 90.1 in San Luis Obispo, 89.5 in Santa Barbara, 81.1 in Cayucos, 95.1 in Lompoc, 91.7 from Paso Robles to Salinas, and 90.9 in Santa Ynez, Avila Beach and Cambria.

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News staff of the Paso Robles Daily News wrote and edited this story from local contributors and press releases. Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on , Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or follow his blog. He can be reached at scott@pasoroblesdailynews.com.

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