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For Immediate Release: KMUZ Community Radio announces new show focused on getting citizens informed and involved in their Oregon State Legislature

jan_cindyoriglarge002-300x234The KMUZ morning radio news show, Willamette Wake Up, has launched a new segment aimed at informing listeners about the work of their state legislators in the legislative session in Salem.

The show, “Legislative Matters, Tune In and Take Part,” kicks off on Monday, March 13 at Willamette Wake Up’s regular time slot of 8-9 a.m.

Each Monday Legislative Matters program hosts Cindy Condon and Jan Margosian will highlight bills being considered in both the State House of Representatives and State Senate. They will focus on one or two bills featuring the area legislator who sponsored the bill

The two outlined the show’s mission and content on the March 6 Willamette Wake Up show which has been podcast and is HERE (and on the KMUZ Community Radio website at kmuz.org.)

Besides informing people of key bills passing through the Legislature, the two want to encourage listeners to learn more on their own and get involved. “We have a unique opportunity here in Salem for citizens to show up and take part,” Condon said. She added citizens who take the time to come to a hearing and testify garner law makers’ respect and attention.

The pair will focus on a specific bill that they think will be of particular interest to those within the KMUZ listening audience and have been introduced by legislators from the Mid-Willamette Valley. Programs will include a bill’s background, key supporters, opponents and an understanding of who benefits. They hope to include live interviews of bill sponsors and those in opposition of the featured bill.

Other legislation with statewide interest, such as budget, education, transportation will also be discussed.

Both Condon and Margosian live in Salem and have a passion for public policy and informing the public. Both also serve on the program committee for the Salem City Club where they schedule speakers on local issues, and both are involved in community affairs.

Condon has a long background in private sector management, while Margosian is a former reporter, public relations executive for public unions, and served as the consumer information coordinator for six state Attorney Generals.

For more information contact Cindy Condon at 503-559-9288 or Jan Margosian at ljmargosian@comcast.net.

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