Archive | June, 2003

San Diego Pirates Easy To Find, but Still ‘Casting

A San Diego TV station tracked down the location of Free Radio San Diego using a $20 radio, under the assumption the station had been evading the FCC a la “Pump Up the Volume.” But that’s not quite true, since the FCC has visited the station twice, although not yet with a warrant or any cops.

I wonder if the TV coverage will turn up the temperature for FRSD, since I doubt the FCC appreciates being “outsmarted” by some smug TV reporter with a Wal-Mart radio.

In other pirate news, John at DIYmedia.net reports that the feds got to Radio Free Battleboro in Vermont and fined an unlicensed broadcaster in Florida. From a press report, it doesn’t look like the FCC had any cops or warrants, so the station must have just decided not to push its luck.

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Media Ownership Roundup on Special Mediageek Radio Show

A special one-hour edition of the mediageek radio show will air this Monday, June 30 at 6:00 PM on community radio WEFT 90.1 FM, Champaign, IL. The show is a round-up of previous coverage on the FCC’s recent review and loosening of media ownership rules, along with updates on recent moves in Congress to modify the FCC’s changes. Listening to this program is a good way to catch up with what’s happened with media ownership regulation over the course of the last six months.

This special edition of the mediageek radio show will be archived on-line after it airs.

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