Boulder Free Radio Keeping It Going

Monk, one of the chief organizers behind Boulder Free Radio (KBFR), maintains a blog where he occasionally posts tasty tidbits about how the station runs and what they’re up to.

Last week Monk posted a rundown of the setup the station uses to stay a step ahead of the FCC, leveraging wireless Internet and a dose of anonymity.

And on Friday the 9th, Monk posts that the station participated in and broadcasted a conference call with the HOPE (Hackers On Planet Earth) conference in New York City, organized by 2600 magazine.

I think you can definitely call the volunteers of KBFR hackers — and I mean that in the best possible sense of the word. Being close to the Denver FCC office, KBFR has seen more than its fair share of FCC agents snooping around, but they’ve been able to cleverly exploit readily available technology and plain old common sense to keep from being shut down, and, perhaps more importantly, keep the federales from actually identifying whose behind the station.