Ak’kutan Radio Station Opens

20140426-113802.jpgMembers of BRIDGEs were honored to attend the dedication of the first Maya community radio station in the Toledo district of Belize. Executive Director of BRIDGEs, Mark Brown was a featured guest and speaker at the event on March 24th, 2014 because of his involvement in organizing volunteers and fundraising for the building project. Many other Minnesotans such as the West St. Paul Rotarians and St. Anne’s Episcopal Church of Sunfish Lake also contributed substantially to fundraising and labor. Radio 96.1 broadcasts local news and events to neighboring villages. At its new location atop a hill the station is able to broadcast to many more villages in the area.

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