Mission & Vision

Why a radio station in Magnuson Park?

It was the inspiring potential of the community itself that compelled SPACE

to start a low-power FM radio station. The park community and surrounding

neighborhoods have many unleveraged strengths and potential partnerships

that will now come to exist through the radio station’s ability to share

information, provide equal access to the airwaves, and connect the amazing

breadth of individuals, groups and organizations within its broadcast zone

and beyond.

LPFMs can be operated on shoestring budgets and are largely run by

volunteers. In addition to engaging hundreds of people this way, the station

intends to offer regular hours devoted to the youth living in the park and offer

them many opportunities to gain job, technical and storytelling skills they can

use their whole lives. 

 People with unique and varied interests will meet each other through their

programming interests and the physical space can serve as a community hub

and gathering place as well as another safe space for the youth living in the

park. On SPACE 101.1, listeners may hear anything from deep cut R&B to an hour show about birding, or poetry with a visiting artist. You may hear shows in languages other than English, or learn a new recipe featuring unfamiliar ingredients from a country far away.

 The station will support small and local businesses by providing a very affordable way to reach a nearby audience and by sharing special events and other news, including school and other non-profit's announcements. The station will also expand on the mission of SPACE by providing the arts a stable and elevated platform to promote and share events and offerings.

SPACE 101.1 FM is a service of

Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange

Founded in 1994 by a coalition of creative pioneers, Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange (SPACE), is the non-profit responsible for waving the flag for arts and cultural organizations and activities at Warren G. Magnuson Park, a former U.S. Navy base. 

 

In 2004, SPACE began and led the advocacy efforts resulting in the historic preservation of two park buildings, 30 and 18.  Now operating out of a public gallery in Building 30 and a radio station in Building 138, SPACE builds community by funding, facilitating and promoting arts and cultural uses of the park for the public. We work to connect communities within and out of the park by providing safe and welcoming opportunities for all to engage with the delight, power and connection of cultural experiences.