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January 26, 2009 at 11:56 AM

Non-profits open “assistance centers” to offer digital TV help

Seattle non-profit groups today announced they’ll operate five drop-in “assistance centers” to help people sort through the switch to digital broadcasting on Feb. 17.

All five are located in community centers in the south end of Seattle. Here’s the list and hours of the centers:

Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW

(M-F, business hours)

High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave SW

(M-F, 5pm-9pm)

Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave S

(M-F, 5pm-9pm)

Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave S

(M-F, 5pm-9pm)

Van Asselt Community Center, 2820 S. Myrtle St

(M-F, 5pm-9pm)

Yesler Community Center, 917 E. Yesler Way

(M-F, 5pm-9pm)

The effort is being organized by Reclaim the Media, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Youth Media Institute, Leadership Academy with Para Los Ninos and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund. The latter group is organizing similar programs in Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Portland, San Antonio and San Francisco.

Reclaim the Media is also going to run an advice hotline starting Feb. 1, at 206-508-1277, and Para Los Ninos is offering a Spanish-language DTV hotline at 206-988-3760.

They’re also looking for volunteers who would like to participate in the program. For more details, check reclaimthemedia.org.

(If they would like to reclaim the media, I hear that some New York company has a newspaper for sale down on Elliott Way …)

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