The Williamsport Guardian, Inc., is a grassroots, all-volunteer organization providing a forum for diverse viewpoints in north-central Pennsylvania, in print and other media. Our aim is to educate the public about local cultural, social and political events and trends, within the context of news in the world at large. The Williamsport Guardian defends the public’s right to know the facts, to learn all sides of the issues, and to develop intelligent, informed opinions about current affairs.
The Williamsport Guardian began publishing a monthly or bi-monthly newspaper, usually 24-pages long, in April 2005. Our online edition of the paper will carry additional articles, longer versions of articles and links for more information on the issues. We publish a wide variety of political viewpoints, especially those under-represented in existing media outlets in north-central Pennsylvania. News analysis includes the local or regional implications of events and trends in the world at large. We aim to help readers connect the dots between the national and the local, between government action and individuals and families in local communities. Our coverage of cultural events emphasizes smaller venues, independent films, and local musicians and artists. Each issue includes a calendar of cultural, educational, and political events in the region, as broadly defined.
The Williamsport Guardian is available for free in restaurants, stores, theaters and other venues throughout north-central Pennsylvania, including Lycoming, Clinton, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan, Union, Northumberland, Columbia, Montour and Snyder Counties. Copies of the newspaper are mailed to individual subscribers, who pay a basic subscription fee or donate at a higher level. Printing and other costs are paid for by subscriptions, advertising, and donations.
On June 6, 2008, the FCC granted The Williamsport Guardian, Inc., a construction permit for a full-power FM radio station, with a transmitter in Jersey Shore (near Linden and 220), at 88.5 on the dial. WXPI~Williamsport Community Radio is here!