Month: June 2000

  • Following up on the article

    Following up on the article the Nation published last month on the Pacifica situation, they have now published a few of the many letters they have received on that article. Of the letters included, I find the one from Nicole Sawaya, the fired station manger from KPFA, to be the most enlightening, followed perhaps by…

  • Once again, John Anderson from

    Once again, John Anderson from free/pirate radio at About.com has a good story up, this time regarding Napoleon Williams. Napoleon is on the lam after being railroaded on bullshit “felony eavesdropping” charge in Decatur, but we shouldn’t forget him. Click here to read the story.

  • The Springfield (IL) Journal-Register covered

    The Springfield (IL) Journal-Register covered last night’s meeting of the Springfield Media Activist Coalition (MAC), where I spoke about community radio and WEFT. They’re trying to organize to put a community radio station on the air in Springfield. Last night’s meeting was pretty well attended and attracted some new faces interested in the idea. I…

  • Mediachannel.org has an interesting article

    Mediachannel.org has an interesting article on the future of independent media called “Will Independent Media Survive?”.

  • Some folks in Springfield, IL,

    Some folks in Springfield, IL, called the Media Action Coalition, are organizing to put a community radio station on the air in that city. I’ll be speaking with them about community radio and my experiences with WEFT at a public meeting on Wed. June 28 from 7-9:00 pm held at the Springfield Public Library, 324…

  • The University of Michigan’s student/communtity

    The University of Michigan’s student/communtity radio station has released a statement saying that they are dropping Pacifica Network News in order “to protest what we believe to be unfair labor practices, disregard for the founding principles of Pacifica.”

  • Jon Anderson, pirateradio editor at

    Jon Anderson, pirateradio editor at About.com, reports on the outcome of FRB’s Micropower Broadcasting Council of War.

  • Free Radio Berkeley has posted

    Free Radio Berkeley has posted the Micropower Action Coalition National Platform for Action , which is the result of the so-called Mircopower Broadcasting Council of War, held on May 27.

  • I just received a reply

    I just received a reply letter from Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin on LPFM. Since he signed onto the “dear colleague” letter urging his fellow senators to support LPFM, it isn’t surprising that his letter also voices this support. Click here to read the letter.

  • Wired News reports that NewsWatch.org,

    Wired News reports that NewsWatch.org, one of the better media watchdog sites, has called it quits due to a lack of funding. It amazes and saddens me that $1 million in seed funding is only enough to run a web site of this sort for 2 years. By comparison, a community station like WEFT spends…