1980: KOPN begins broadcasting a weekly program devoted to current
issues facing the Missouri state legislature. The nation's energy
crisis inspires the station to produce a documentary series on
Missouri's use of its energy resources. The station continues its
coverage of news outside the mainstream media when it carries its
first live satellite broadcast, the National Citizens' Hearings for
Radiation Victims, from Washington, D.C. in April; KOPN is one of
only 13 stations to do so. By now, 2,000 listeners are KOPN
subscribers. Renown experimental music composer Laurie Anderson
performs live on "Ionizations" in March.
1980 Women's Day Program Guide Cover
Letter to KOPN 1980
To the Crystal Set Feminist,
Thank you so much for broadcasting the "Women Take Back the Night"
rally held at the court house on September 18th. Several AARCC
volunteers were glad to have an opportunity to listen to the speakers.
They all reported that your broadcast came through very well.
Over the year KOPN has been the most responsive radio station in
addressing the problem of violence against women. From the League
of Women Voters legislative issues to Community Periscope, from Kim
Davis' show on Rape Culture to your own work in getting our public
service announcements on the air, KOPN has provided an invaluable
service in helping us inform the community about our programs.
Kathryn A. Lowe
Abuse, Assault and Rape Crisis Center