During a recent visit to the City of Jamestown, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) toured WRFA Radio (107.9FM) and sat for an interview with Jamestown Public School students involved in the station’s Hispanic Youth Radio Program.
“WRFA offers an amazingly diverse array of programming and exemplifies how great things can happen when public and private entities, students and professionals all come together,” said Congressman Higgins. “I enjoyed the visit and was very impressed by the thoughtful line of questions from the students.”
WRFA, Radio for the Arts, was founded and is operated by 10,000 Maniacs keyboardist and Jamestown native Dennis Drew in conjunction with the Arts Council for Chautauqua County.
Following a station tour, guided by Dennis Drew, Congressman Higgins answered the students’ questions on issues ranging from foreign relations to education. The interview will air in English at 1pm on Friday, December 8 and in Spanish during the regular Hispanic Youth Radio Program airing Saturday at 6:30pm. WRFA, a low-power radio station with the motto “Low Power to the People” also streams their programming live at: www.wrfalp.com
After the interview, the Congressman visited the beautiful, historic Reg Lenna Civic Center located in the same building as the radio station. First opened as the Palace Theatre in 1923 and renovated in 1990, the 1,269 seat Reg Lenna Civic Center received an award from the League of Historic American Theatres for the quality and workmanship of its restoration.