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Did you know about Vancouver's new specialty radio station, Roundhouse Radio?
During the visit, Kevin and Al met with CEO Don Shafer and Director of Programming Tracey Friesen, toured the Railtown studio under construction, and discussed social innovation, the challenges non-profit organizations face in reaching the public and about sharing positive stories of local innovators bringing together diverse populations at grassroots level.
The genesis of the idea came about after a review of Vancouver Foundation's Connect and Engage Report that stated the City of Vancouver was feeling isolated. The Roundhouse team felt they could address some of those issues with a radio station that was inclusive, rather than exclusive. That would bring together ALL of Vancouver’s numerous and varied cultural and ethnically diverse communities.