Film about youth violence to be shown at Hamtramck Library

The 90-minute version of The Interrupters will be shown this Sunday, April 22nd, at 6:00pm at the Hamtramck Public Library, 2360 Caniff, followed by a discussion including the following guests:

Rick Jones, Director of Wayne County STEP Program (Second Chance Through Expungement Program) http://www.co.wayne.mi.us/step.htm

Yusef Shakur, Detroit activist from Urban Network http://www.yusefshakur.org/

Ange Smith, local artist, vocalist, recently graduated from Marygrove College with a Masters of Social Justice

The 6:00 pm film screening is FREE and open to the public:

THE INTERRUPTERS (2011 USA 90 min) from Award winning director, Steve James (Hoop Dreams), comes a provocative study of youth violence. Filmed in Chicago, the film shows former gang members, community groups and activists as they try to prevent the escalating tragedy of inner city violence. You can get more info ONLINE at http://youthpromiseaction.org/

Third Annual Hamtramck Health Hike on April 28th

The Hamtramck Drug Free Community Coalition (HDFCC), in conjunction with the Hamtramck Public Schools will host the Third Annual Hamtramck Health Hike on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the historic Keyworth Stadium. The stadium is located at 3201 Roosevelt, Hamtramck, MI and parking is available on side streets. The annual event consists of a 5k walk and health fair and is open to the community. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the hike itself begins at 10:00am.

The Hamtramck Health Hike began in 2009 as a celebration of healthy lifestyle choices in the community. Since then, it has expanded into a much-anticipated and highly visible event for local organizations and businesses; last year’s participation topped 350 individuals. This year will feature Wayne County Commissioner Martha G. Scott, Honorary Committee Chair, as the keynote speaker. Participants will receive a complementary t-shirt before embarking on the 5k walk along main thoroughfares of Hamtramck, followed by activities, prizes and promotional booths in the parking lot of Keyworth Stadium. We hope to see you there in rain or shine!

Michigan artists: we want your music

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7/14/2010
AM 1610 THE STATION REQUESTS ORIGINAL MICHIGAN MUSIC FOR RADIO AIRPLAY
THE STATION is an independent, non-commercial, low power, AM radio station broadcasting in Hamtramck, Michigan and streaming on the internet. Our mission: To play, promote, and export Michigan Music to the people of Earth.
We’re soliciting new material from Michigan artists and labels.
Please either send your CD to us at the address listed below, drop it in the mailbox, or send your high-bitrate mp3s to steven [at] hamtramckstar [dot] com.
Send material to:
THE STATION
11758 Sobieski
Hamtramck, MI 48212
Please include the act’s name, hometown, and any other information that might help us identify you.
Press contact: Steven Cherry (steven [at] hamtramckstar [dot] com) (313) 377-7130)
Website: http://am1610.org

Youth-driven community arts radio program founded in Hamtramck and Detroit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2009
PRESS CONTACT: Steven Cherry , (313) 377-7130 scherry@defocde.com
Youth-driven community arts radio program founded in Hamtramck and Detroit
Hamtramck’s AM 1610 The Station has been awarded a Kresge Community Arts grant for it’s new youth-radio program: Expose Yourself to Art Radio.
AM 1610 The Station and Ladybug Studios, announce this new collaborative endeavor that will provide a radio journalism and production program for high school students living in Hamtramck and Southwest Detroit. The focus of Expose Yourself to Art Radio will be the coverage and reporting of community arts by youth interviewers and producers. Students’ work will air on AM 1610 in both communities. Expose Yourself to Art Radio will serve youth in uniquely challenged neighborhoods by allowing participants to report on, engage, and gain an understanding of art and culture their communities.
According to the collaborating organizations, goals of the program are to improve self-esteem, writing and speech skills, time-management, and perseverance. Participants will learn the value in supporting diverse creative communities while gaining important communication and technical skills they will carry into their professional, adult lives.
“This project intends to provide the positive perspective of Hamtramck and Southwest Detroit and shed light on two unique communities that face difficult challenges, however continue to find strength through celebrating cultural differences and embracing creative individualism.” says Aaron Timlin of the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit.
Hamtramck’s AM 1610 The Station and CAID’s Ladybug Studios and will provide mentorship and guidance to student participants who will report, write, record, interview, and provide commentary on local arts and culture. The project team will be responsible for producing audio segments which will be part of a radio broadcast program containing the work of the participants.
“The broadcast signal at each location has the potential to reach roughly 28,000 people. That is over 50,000 people combined. The web stream has the potential to reach listeners worldwide. ” says Steve Cherry of AM 1610 The Station. “There’s so much to learn about the art and culture that our neighbors
celebrate, and who better to tell these stories?” Cherry continues.
AM 1610 The Station launched in May as Cherry’s hobby project. It’s a low-power AM station which is unregulated by the FCC and doesn’t require licensing. The Station’s mission is to “play, promote, and export Michigan artists’ work to the people of earth”. Cherry remarks, “Local arts and culture programming will add depth and understanding of the most exciting and beautiful things going on in our communities.”
The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit is a community based non-profit organization. CAID fosters and promotes the essential link between contemporary arts and contemporary society through its exhibitions, performances, critical and public discourse, and the funding of contemporary arts and art related activities.
For more information contact Steven Cherry at scherry@defcode.com or (313) 377-7130.

Press Release 5/7/2009

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5/07/2009
THE STATION REQUESTS INDEPENDENT PUNK ARTISTS’ MATERIAL FOR DIY RADIO AIRPLAY
THE STATION is an independent, non-commercial, low power, AM radio station broadcasting in Hamtramck, Michigan. We launched May 1st, 2009.
We’re now soliciting material from artists for a daily all-punk show. Nobody gets paid: We don’t collect money, we don’t pay anybody. We don’t play material licensed by ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, Sound Exchange, or similar licensing representatives as annual fees would require us to make some kind of profit.
If you’re an independent artist and can legally license your material, please either send your CD to us at the address listed below, drop it in the mailbox, or send your high-bitrate mp3s to steven [at] hamtramckstar [dot] com.
Send material to:
THE STATION
11758 Sobieski
Hamtramck, MI 48212
Please include the act’s name, geographic origin, and any other information that might help us identify you.
THE STATION complies with all FCC “part 15″ regulations and is completely legal.