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7.23.08

Big Switch Minute: Spreading the word

WILMINGTON -- Wilmington's Union Missionary Baptist Church is holding a training session for things digital.

The church is teaming up with other black congregations in the area to launch a big switch education effort.

The Federal Communications Commission is helping out, training young people how to spread the word about the September 8 transition to digital broadcasting.

Black churches are a logical place to start a campaign like this.  Research indicates minorities and the elderly are most in need of the equipment and the help necessary to be ready for the big switch to digital.

 

Reported Jim Hanchett

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