The United Nation of Houma has launhced its first radio station, broadcasting from Golden Meadow, Louisiana.
The station provides tribal information, local news, interviews with their community members and music. It aims to also be a voice in times of disaster relating to storms and hurricanes as many of the tribe's members live in low-lying, flood-prone communities across south Louisiana.
Two years in the making, the station received grant funding that will carry them through the next three years, by which time they will establish self-sufficiency through advertising and sponsorship.
From Houma Indian station hits airwaves on dailycomet.com:
The tribe hopes to expand the station’s reach, building towers in Terrebonne and St. Bernard parishes so it can broadcast to all United Houma Nation members from St. Mary Parish east to the state line.
“But for now,” [Chief Thomas] Dardar said, “we’re thankful to the people who worked so hard to get this station up and running. Without their foresight, this wouldn’t have happened.”
If you're in the area, tune in to KUHN 88.9 FM, Voice of the United Houma Nation, or listen online unitedhoumanation.org.
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