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About this project

103.5 The Sun Community Radio seeks to educate, inform, entertain, and empower the citizens of Sun Prairie by providing residents multiple forums by which to share ideas, opinions, talk, and music. 103.5 The Sun Community Radio strives to make Sun Prairie citizens active and passionate about their community and their neighbors.

103.5 The Sun Community Radio will also support music made in south central Wisconsin by giving local bands valuable airtime, both through airplay and live performances.

103.5 The Sun Community Radio will also provide an additional media outlet for the Sun Prairie Media Center's unique KIDS-4 program, which has been teaching media literacy to middle school students for decades.

Sun Prairie is the fastest growing “big” city in Wisconsin, a fact obvious by the area’s resounding growth in commercial and residential development. The Sun Prairie Media Center, through KSUN, KIDS-4, and ksun.tv, have continually provided the city an unmatched public access communications facility. Radio is an untapped tool for Sun Prairie but a potentially crucial one in giving area residents and businesses local entertainment and information that will empower citizens and promote civic awareness and responsibility. Simply put, the time is right for 103.5 The Sun Community Radio. We hope you’ll join us.

Risks and challenges

How much 103.5 The Sun Community Radio succeeds will be largely based on how much the community contributes to it. Not just financially, but creatively, particularly in the form of original productions, and also through feedback, input, and music/playlist suggestions.

Other than programming, which will be our primary focus from day one, there aren't other immediate concerns: Our permit has been granted by the FCC, the Sun Prairie Media Center already has a staff in place as well as studio space for the equipment, and a site assessment where we would like the antenna to be placed has already been performed and approved. Equipment needs have been thoroughly researched so we know how much we need to go on air. So technically and personnel-wise, we aren't expecting many surprises.

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    Become an elite Adopt-A-Watt sponsor! Donate at this level and receive your name engraved on a handsome plaque that will adorn the 103.5 The Sun studios as well as receive special on air shout outs! Supporters at this level also receive the 103.5 The Sun Community Radio static cling sticker, the 103.5 The Sun Community Radio flashlight key chain, the 103.5 The Sun Community Radio t-shirt, and the 103.5 The Sun Community Radio mug!

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    Become a community radio host! Donate at this level and reserve the right to host your own show on 103.5 The Sun! (All shows must meet FCC/station guidelines.) Donors at this level will also receive their names engraved on the "Adopt-A-Watt" plaque that will adorn the 103.5 The Sun studios as well as receive special on air shout outs! Supporters at this level also receive the 103.5 The Sun Community Radio static cling sticker, the 103.5 The Sun Community Radio flashlight key chain, the 103.5 The Sun Community Radio t-shirt, and the 103.5 The Sun Community Radio mug!

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