It’s official, Michael Powell, son

  • It’s official, Michael Powell, son of Gen. Colin, is the new head of the FCC. (Click here for article, Click here for NY Times article.) Powell is very much a free marketeer, and has generally opposed low-power FM. Yet, I’m hard pressed to see how opposing having more radio stations and creating more opportunity to broadcast is consistent with so-called free market principles. Siding with and helping the entrenched broadcast industry to stem competition sounds like protectionism to me.

    Community Radio WORT in Madison, WI has posted a radio story analyzing the fate of community and grassroots broadcasting at the hands of the new Bush regime at the main Indymedia site.

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