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NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Links Galore!.
Your favorite programming
and radio stations may be
FORCED OFF THE AIR!!

Your radios ...
All turned to junk
By Government edict ...



Major Links of Interest:

 
 

Don't Take OUR word for it ... Other Voices

Radio For All website ... button refers to idea that the National Association of Broadcasters has NABbed the public resource for private gain

Federale Communication Commission  ... some say For Corporate Concentration ... you decide

Newseum story following a demonstration by Microbroadcasters that day

Public Radio in the United States: Does It Correct Market Failure or Cannibalize Commercial Stations?

Mother Jones

Paper Tiger TV ... Smashing the myths of the information industry ...

CDC: Legal Thinking ...

Essay featuring FCC's Chair, Kennard talking up radio access

GREAT article on the corporate socialist protectionism of the Big Boy Broadcasters

  • Radio Will Never Be The Same

  • Excellent discussion of the Low Power FM situation.
  • Dead Air: When the FCC destroys "pirate" community radio, it also destroys the community
  • KIND Radio: An example of a "pirate" radio station helping the community.
CDT .... Privacy and communications issues (go to Links)
 
  • Duncan's RadioReport."Danger Signs for Radio" details the 12% drop in listenership over the 1990s ... and cites "villains [such as] lack of programming innovation."

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  • Media Access Project ... excellent study by Dr. Rappaport on LPFMOverview of United Church of Christ efforts to diversity media voices. UCC sponsored an excellent study by Dr. Rappaport of the NAB "interference" studies as well as providing his own interference study.
  • American's for Radio Diversity
  • TV for people who know better
  • Gavin.com ... music news etc ... great story on Low Power Radio Service
  • Freedom Forum, go to search and type Microradio
  • Benton Foundation: Communications In The Public Interest

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  • Excellent discussions held here.

    One of the intentions of corporate-controlled media is to instill in people a sense of disempowerment, of immobilization and paralysis. Its outcome is to turn you into good consumers. It is to keep people isolated, to feel that there is no possibility for social change." 
    -- David Barsamian 
     
     


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  • Join the Free Radio Network (email discussion group) to get in on a regular discussion on these subjects. 

  • Email microradio@lists.tao.ca with "subscribe" in the subject line and body of email.
     

    Adbusters

    WBAI ... The Unfortunate History of Radio
    The Unfortunate History Of Radio ...


     


    And "now, for something completely different"
    (from the mainstream media):
    You may find yourself wondering either:

    • a) Why does most media leave me feeling like a "Stranger In A Strange Land" and/or ...
    • b) why are there any unserved people at all? Why has not the market system reached out to these people? Why are 13,000 people going to the considerable trouble of asking the FCC for a frequency to start their own radio stations?


    In the February 1997 American Demographics article "The Emerging Culture",  Paul H. Ray argues that one of the reasons that media in general and especially radio ignores so many Americans is that those who make the programming decisions are either ignorant of the desires and needs of them, or downright antagonistic. Those who make the programming decisions for the media that most Americans receive are ignorant or antagonistic to the values and interests of those Americans classified by research as "Cultural Creatives."

    "Despite their numbers , Cultural Creatives tend to believe that few people share their values. This is partly because their views are  rarely represented in the mainstream media, which is mostly owned and operated according to the Modern world view.  Little of what they read gives them any evidence of their huge numbers."

    "It's not too far off to say that Moderns see the world through the same filters as Time magazine."

    "A major change has been growing in American culture. It is a comprehensive shift in values, world views, and ways of life. It appeals to nearly one-fourth of American adults, or 44 million persons.
    People who follow this new path are on the leading edge of several kinds of cultural change. They are interested in new kinds of products and services, and they often respond to advertising and marketing in unexpected ways.

    This emerging group has been labeled Cultural Creatives by American LIVES of San Francisco. In numerous surveys and focus groups, we have seen that Americans live in three different worlds of meaning and valuing. Each world creates distinctive contexts for a wide array of consumer purchases, political convictions, and civic behavior. And within each world are class divisions that create different subgroups that share the same broader views.

    The first world view is Traditionalism. It is the belief system for about 29 percent of Americans (56 million adults) who might also be called Heartlanders. In America, traditionalism often takes the form of country folks rebelling against big-city slickers. Heartlanders believe in a nostalgic image of small towns and strong churches that defines the Good Old American Ways. That image may owe as much to John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart movies as to any historical reality, but for them it is a powerful reminder of how things ought to be.

    The second world view is Modernism. It holds sway over about 47 percent of Americans, or 88 million adults. Modernism emerged 450 years ago as the governing world view of the urban merchant classes and other creators of the modern economy. It defines modern politicians, military leaders, scientists, and intellectuals. Modernists place high value on personal success, consumerism, materialism, and technological rationality. It's not too far off to say that Moderns see the world through the same filters as Time magazine.

    The third and newest world view goes beyond Modernism. Its current adherents are the Cultural Creatives, who claim 24 percent of U.S. adults (44 million). Trans-Modernism began with esoteric spiritual movements such as 19th-century American Transcendentalism. It gained strength as Western intellectuals discovered the diversity and coherence of other religions and philosophies. It caught fire in the 1960s, as millions of young people joined "movements" for human potential, civil rights, peace, jobs, social justice, ecology, and equal rights for women.

    Conservative commentators often believe that each of the social movements listed above exists in isolation and is important only to a few. But from women's issues to environmentalism, the emblematic values of the 1960s are being embraced by more and more Americans. Few in the media recognize it, but these ideas are coalescing into a new and coherent world view. When Cultural Creatives look at Modernism, they see an antique system that is noisily shaking itself to pieces."

    The majority of radio programming decisions are carried out by Modernist oriented stockholder corporate beancounters, or by the Heartlanders that populate the Christian Coalition etc. etc. The Modernists and Heartlanders are either uninterested in serving the Cultural Creative market, or outright hostile.
    Patrick Buchanan was often referring to Cultural Creatives when he said that America was "in a cultural war."

    Ironically, much of Buchanan's distaste for NAFTA and GATT's corporate takeover of the world's resources finds a sympathetic audience in Cultural Creatives.
    Either way, there is little programming to cover the convergence of these cultures.

    This is the source of the discomfort with the condition of American Radio today.
     



     
    WebActive ... progressive media (usually left out of stories on Internet content providers)
    (Notice that in most mainstream news stories about news and cultural content available on the Internet [especially discussions of audio content available on the Internet] WebActive.com is typically omitted from the discussion, as is www.pacifica.org and even npr.org!)
     
     
    Utne Reader, the Reader's Digest for freethinkers

  • Special Effects; The silver screen's most convincing illusion may be its warped portrait of real life 

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  • Age of the Mega Alternatives 

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  • Media Maverick, Stephen Dunifer; One Watt Wonder 

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  • The Incredible Shrinking Liberal Media: How Washington's "Pinko Commie" Journalists really vote 

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  • What's so great about public TV? 

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  • Utne Reader Online: All the News not fit to print 
  • CovertAction Quarterly: ABC Hatchet Job on Mumia 

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     


    EXTERNAL LINKS:
    NONE of the organizations on this page have anything to do with the creation, existence or promotion of this page. They are listed here for your education only.

    http://www.nber.org/digest/jan98/w6057.html
    "Does Public Radio Compete With Commercial Radio?"
    Yes it does especially with such commercially viable products like Classical Music.
    Click here for more information, tabular research demonstrating that commercial classical is fiscally viable, and therefore classical music is a violation of the purpose for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

    http://www.loe.org/archives/971219.htm
    Ethyl is the pied piper 
    for Richmond Virginia "public" radio:

    • This is the edition of Living On Earth (LOE) that carried a story critical of MTBE.
    • MMT is a product of Ethyl Corporation. MMT is a gasoline additive designed to make gasoline usable by modern hi-compression gasoline engines and reduce pollution due to gasoline's inherently filthy nature. MTBE is a gasoline additive also designed to reduce the pollution of gasoline.
    • Stories that show that there is no way to clean up the pollution caused by gasoline other than replacing gasoline with alternative transportation options, alternative fuels or electric cars do not help Ethyl's profitability.
    • LOE was carried by WCVE88.9FM "public" radio in Richmond Virginia. After this story, LOE was not long for the world on WCVE. It was canceled shortly before Earthday 1998.
    • The Chairman of the Board of Directors for WCVE's parent corporation, the Central Virginia Educational Telecommunications Corporation, is A. Prescott Rowe.
    • A. Prescott Rowe simultaneously served for many years as the "Vice President of External Affairs" for Ethyl Corporation, headquartered in Richmond Virginia.
    • That's "Public Relations" for the rest of us ... a job whose purpose is to manipulate the media to create a favorable impression of Ethyl to create more and more profitable conditions with the public and their elected officials. Distributing news that creates knowledge of problems of Ethyl's products is counter to his employer's interests. Public radio programming appears to have been impacted by corporate agendas.




    LINK-O-RAMA---
    Here is a rundown of any and all links likely to have quality information for those interested in the issue of our right to communicate with those whose votes affect our lives:
    This is a fairly comprehensive list, however, if you feel there are links that have important information to pass on on this issue, please let us know.

  • Radio Mutiny (good run-down on the situation)
  • Rebel Radio
  • FoxBGHsuit
  • Click on Hightower, then the commentary then archives...
  • San Francisco Liberation Radio
  • Radio Mutiny
  • Pirate Radio Network
  • Free Radio Network
  • Mid-Atlantic Infoshop
  • Micro Kind Radio, San Marcos TX
  • Radio 4 All - Spotlight on NAB
  • Free Radio Berkeley
  • Free Radio Press: formerly Radio Resistor's Bulletin
  • Program: The Food Not Bombs Radio Network
  • Black Liberation Radio
  • Paper Tiger Television
  • Legal stations cause more trouble for aircraft than pirate radio ... (scroll down)
  • Microstation Broadcasting: The Long-Overdue Service
  • Micro-power Radio News
  • The Microradio Bust Response Network --Fight Back!
  • Radio Listenership at All-Time-Low (In spite of more stations than ever!)
  • FCC Commissioner Gloria Tristani's Homepage_
  • Check Out "Keeping the Local in Local Radio"+"Speech before FCC Bar Association"
  • FCC Showdown
  • National Microbroadcaster Demo
  • "Ironically although they are major consumers of news ...[though they are 25% of the

  • population] ... they feel isolated because the media does not acknowledge them..."
  • Comments of Media Preservation Foundation
  • Opposition by National Public Radio to diversity in Radio Licensing
  • Comments of the NC Association of Broadcasters and the VA Association of Broadcasters
  • Media Access Project Website
  • U.S. Telecommunications Bill
  • U.S. Telecommunications Bill
  • The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation: Media Programs
  • The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation: Media Programs
  • Welcome to Americans for Radio Diversity
  • 87X
  • The Free Radio Network
  • Dark Alliance: The Story Behind the Crack Explosion
  • The A-Infos Radio Project
  • Radio Free Allston
  • Alternative Radio
  • Making Contact Home Page
  • Grassroots News Network
  • Radio For Peace International
  • The Consortium
  • Radio Free Conscience
  • Arm The Spirit - For Revolutionary Resistance!
  • Law Offices at 368 Hayes Street
  • KFJC 89.7FM information
  • Free Speech Internet Television
  • New Page 2
  • Welcome to Relativity's Web Page. Queen Anne Hill, Seattle
  • The MoJo Wire--Interactive Exposés and Politics
  • The Year 2000 Information Center - Year 2000 Press Clippings
  • Center For Media Education Home
  • Northern Light Search: RM-9242
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Home Page
  • FCC Cracks Down on Pirate Radio
  • GoTo Search Results: rm-9242
  • Low Power FM
  • MMWC
  • The LPFM Grapevine
  • Welcome To Lake County Radio
  • REC's 82-88 MHz Petition to the FCC
  • The LPFM Grapevine
  • Spokane.net - Dead air comes to you courtesy of the FCC
  • Beat Radio Network
  • ARD News
  • Community Radio Coalition Radio For the rest of us
  • Radio (LPFM)
  • LPFM Comments
  • Pirate/Free Radio - Welcome from The Mining Co.
  • Free Radio Press: formerly Radio Resistor's Bulletin
  • Interest Groups Funneling Big Money Into Political Ads
  • Microradio Links from the Anarchist's Workshop


  • http://www.zmag.org/chomsky/sld/sld-1-09.html

    http://www.zmag.org/chomsky/rab/rab-8.html

    http://www.wgms.com/promote.html

    http://www.webactive.com

    http://www.wclv.com/advantage.html

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/music/features/buzzoff0514.htm

    http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/ziptoit.html

    http://www.ultimatetv.com/

    http://www.udel.edu/nero/Radio/classical.html

    http://www.reason.com/9906/fe.jw.radio.html

    http://www.radiostation.com

    http://www.radiodiversity.com/index2.html

    http://www.radioblack.com/Virginia.html#black_owned

    http://www.radioart.org/

    http://www.radio4all.org

    http://www.publicdisclosure.org/cgi-win/_pacpg.exe?C0000998598

    http://www.pri.org/webfiles/Programs/NewAge.html#Afropop

    http://www.pps.org/urbanparks/rrparkuse_earls.html

    http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/speeches/91197nabob.htm

    http://www.npr.org/ramfiles/atc/19981005.atc.17.ram

    http://www.npr.org/ramfiles/atc/19980930.atc.15.ram

    http://www.npr.org/ramfiles/980715.atc.04.ram

    http://www.npr.org/programs/atc/music/

    http://www.npr.org/inside/vision.html

    http://www.npr.org

    http://www.nlgcdc.org/basic.html

    http://www.nandotimes.com/entertainment/story/
    0,1088,17712-29264-214251-0,00.html

    http://www.nab.org/conventions/nab99/daily/wc_kennard.asp

    http://www.multichannel.com/

    http://www.motherjones.com/parrish/

    http://www.mediahistory.com/teevee.html

    http://www.marketplace.org/features/underwriting/

    http://www.marketplace.org/features/radio_days/

    http://www.marketplace.org/

    http://www.loe.org/html/thisweek.html

    http://www.loe.org/

    http://www.lbbs.org/zmag/articles/feb95barsamian.htm

    http://www.jimhightower.com/

    http://www.indiana.edu/~aaamc/BlackRadio.html

    http://www.igc.org/deepdish/index.html

    http://www.hallikainen.com/lpfm/comments/NPR.html

    http://www.hallikainen.com/lpfm/comments/NCAB.html

    http://www.gavin.com/industry/radio/9904/92.shtml

    http://www.frn.net/vines/

    http://www.freespeech.org/

    http://www.freedomforum.org/speech/series/radio.series.1.asp

    http://www.freedomforum.org/speech/1999/2/19kennard.asp

    http://www.freedomforum.org/

    http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Tristani/spgt811.html

    http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Tristani/spgt808.html

    http://www.fcc.gov/mmb/prd/lpfm/

    http://www.fcc.gov/commissioners/kennard/speeches.html

    http://www.fcc.gov

    http://www.fair.org/military.html

    http://www.fair.org/counterspin/index.html

    http://www.dwguide.demon.co.uk/

    http://www.duncanradio.com/comments.html#apr

    http://www.disinfo.com/

    http://www.demographics.com/publications/ad/97_ad/9702_ad/9702a29.htm

    http://www.csmonitor.com/durable/1999/01/28/fp3s1-csm.shtml

    http://www.csmonitor.com

    http://www.concentric.net/~Radiotv/

    http://www.capcity.com/wpfwradio/wpfwlive.ram

    http://www.cableworld.com/Articles/News99/1999032205.htm

    http://www.bouldernews.com/extra/rave/

    http://www.benton.org/cpphome.html

    http://www.beatworld.com/

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/enginfo/fm_recep/aer_inst.htm

    http://www.afa.net/

    http://www.adbusters.org/main/index.html

    http://www.aclu.org/about/right3.html

    http://wmbc.umbc.edu/engineering/lpfm/yahoo-microradio.html

    http://whyy.org/freshair/

    http://ravehousetech.miningco.com/msubresearch.htm?pid=2798&cob=home

    http://ravehousetech.miningco.com/msubhistory.htm?pid=2798&cob=home

    http://nscp.snap.com/main/channel/item/0,4,-7298,00.html?st.sn.sr.0.7298

    http://eb.journ.latech.edu/coll_res/FM-radio.html

    http://com-notes.house.gov/cchear/hearings106.nsf/
    768df0faa6d9ddab852564f1004886c0/d5f7f109cf5f4e9b8525673100818fe2?OpenDocument

    http://com-notes.house.gov/cchear/hearings106.nsf/
    768df0faa6d9ddab852564f1004886c0/1efbac34dbf42d9c85256752004fdc17?OpenDocument

    http://artcon.rutgers.edu/papertiger/nyfma/str/MRkennard.html

    http://artcon.rutgers.edu/papertiger/articles/article1.html

    http://207.42.32.124/winegard.htm

    http://207.42.32.124/skip.htm
     

    Chairman William Kennard: 
    bkennard@fcc.gov Voice: Ph#
    202-418-1000
    Fax #
    202-418-2801
    Commissioner Susan Ness:  sness@fcc.gov 202-418-2100 202-418-2821
    Commissioner Harold Furchtgott-Roth:  hfurchtg@fcc.gov 202-418-2000 202-418-2802
    Commissioner Michael Powell:  mpowell@fcc.gov 202-418-2200 202-418-2820
    Commissioner Gloria Tristani:  gtristan@fcc.gov 202-418-2300 202-418-7542

     

    You can also enter your comments into the official 
    FCC record on this affair:
     
      

    To comment to the FCC, 
    go to this link below this line:
    https://gullfoss.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/ecfs/upload_v2.hts

    And put 99-325 in the box labeled "proceeding".

    Then Fill out the various boxes.

    SAMPLE COMMENTS:
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    THANK-YOU for 
    contacting your 
    Senator/Congressperson.

    THANK-YOU for
    contacting your FCC Commissioners

    Thank-you for reading all this 
    and considering helping us 
    create a radio dial as diverse 
    as the population that listens 
    and pays taxes to regulate it.

    Contact Information
    for Congress HERE

    Virginia Center for the Public Press
    1621 W Broad St.
    Richmond, Va. 23220
    804-649-9737
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    VIRGINIA CENTER FOR THE PUBLIC PRESS PRESENTS:
    FM4U.S.
    This is an effort to ensure that the public's airwaves are kept open for the benefit of all, not just the beautiful, rich or popular.

    This site is designed to address efforts by a powerful minority to bend public policy to their aide and benefit at our expense and loss of liberty and access to the many voices of a healthy Democratic Republic.

    Their Basic Plan: Force  a new standard for Digital Audio Broadcasting (IBOC-DAB) * that destroys the remaining stations that have resisted consolidation including any new LPFM stations that are started.
     
     











     












































    Please call your Congressmen and Senators ... make sure they know you know that you want to hear your favorite station on the radios you already own! 

    Lookup 
    Your Congressmen
    and Senators
    by ZIP Code HERE
     

    Ask your Federal Representatives and Sentators to send a letter to the FCC Commissioners that we must:

    1) Keep the FM dial FM
     (no "mandatory sunsetting" [prohibition] of affordable analog FM broadcasting)

    2)  We want access to more choices in program values and sources [stations], not less.
    Tell them to tell the FCC not to force a new standard for the FM dial for Digital Audio that will block your ability to hear the LPFM and smaller stations.

    3) Help Digital Audio find a third separate "Digital Band" just as we moved FM to a different band from AM in the 1950s.



     
     
     

    * What is "IBOC-DAB"? ("In Band On Channel--Digital Audio Broadcasting")
      

    Digital Audio Broadcasting sends the sound out coded the same way a fax machine codes a picture, as little blocks that are "on" or "off" (the binary language of computers and other digital devices).

    In Band On Channel describes where that digital signal is placed, in this case IN the FM BAND and centered ON their original signal  center location "CHANNEL"  on the FM dial.

    If you drive up toward Washington DC and tune your radio to 106.5, then get within 20 miles of the test IBOC-DAB station, WJFK 106.7 in Alexandria, Va., you will hear a "buzz saw " sound, that is the digital carrier of the on-off-on encoded signal.

    IBOC-DAB claims:
    1) Better sound (actually, less noise)
    2) More robust signal (like your PCS cellphone)
    3) The ability to put banner ads and weather maps or traffic wreck warning maps on a display on the radio faceplate. 
    Don't stare too long while driving or you're the next car wreck mapped!
     
     
     
     

    There are those who claim that your favorite station is threatened by the NEW Low Power FM service stations ... what about that?
     
     


























    UPDATES:

    Time Is Fleeting ...
    1) "Goliath" will now 
    attempt to kill Community Radio with the Digital Radio Farce.

    First the monopolists will have to kill the Low Power FM radio stations that might use some of the spectrum they need to kill your favorite station!

    They will do this by passing laws against the recent FCC decision to create LPFM stations:

    HOUSE: HR3439
    SENATE: SB2068

    OUR RESPONSE TO THE HEARINGS:
    [VCPP Testimony on HR3439]

    [Resources on "Beeper Network" issue]

    [Dr. Rappaport's Testimony to HR3439]
     
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    A stable society 
    is an inclusive
    and just society.
     

    Community radio is designed to encourage 
    a diversity of cultures represented on the airwaves 

    by encouraging a diversity of ownership/control. 
     

    A diversity of people and organizations 
    with different values and priorities 
    will create a more inclusive media 
    (and therefore government policy) 
    because they will have different definitions 
    of what is “newsworthy” and “viable” 
    for sharing on the public's airwaves.
     
     


    Index of documents
    on this web site as 
    well as the hundreds
    of links to the outside 
    world. 
     
     
     
     
     

    A healthy democracy hears from everyone, not just the beautiful or profitable people.
     
     
     
     

     WHY doesn't the 
    "Almighty Market"
     Serve Everyone?
     
     

    Media is the 
    lifeblood of 
    a Free Society",

    Newt Gingrich, 1994

     
     
     
     


     
     
     
     

    "Information is the  currency of democracy.", 
    Thomas Jefferson
     
     
     
     

    You have a right in a Democratic Republic for your story to be heard by those whose decisions affect your life ...
     
     
     
     


     
     
     

    ACTION:
    What you can do to solve the problem of 
    unrepresentative radio. 

     

    (Critiques)