Archive | March, 2004

Support Community Media, Pledge to Community Radio WEFT to Support mediageek

I don’t do this blog or my radioshow to make money, and I don’t mind footing the minor costs of keeping it all running. As a result you don’t see this page littered with AdWords, banner ads or Amazon associate plugs.

That’s why I’m asking you to take seriously my request that you support community radio, especially WEFT 90.1 FM in Champaign, IL, where the mediageek radioshow originates.

WEFT is having its Spring Pledge Drive right now, and the station survives mostly on listener pledges. If you ever listen to the mediageek radioshow on WEFT or here, on-line, please give WEFT a call and pledge $40 or more to keep it going.

Call 217-359-9338.

You can call right now (there’s someone to take calls 24 hours a day), or you can call while the mediageek radioshow is on the air, this Friday 5:30 – 6:00 PM CST.

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Zine Libraries!

Denver’s alternative weekly, Westword, has a short article on an independent zine library there, the Denver Zine Library. The article is refreshingly non-patronizing, avoiding the common stereotypical approach of reporting on zines as either “aren’t they crazy and cute,” or “they’re the next big thing!”

Some ten years after ‘zines hit the mainstream as the next big thing — coincident with the Seattle grunge and punk breakout and the surfacing of DIY culture — it’s good to see that efforts to catalog and preserve ‘zines are growing, rather than wilting.

I wish I’d known about the Denver Zine Library before I my trip out there last month — I’d definitely have stopped in.

Zinebook.com has A a good listing of zine libraries, as does the Zine World website.

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