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mediageek 12 November 2009: Knight Commission Studies Info Needs of Communities

At a time when media and information technology continues to become more pervasive, it stands to question whether all this tech actually gives us access to the information we need to live our lives better as individuals and citizens. The Knight Commission was formed to investigate the information needs of communities in a democracy and recently released a report that assesses the types of information needed and makes recommendations for meeting those needs. Already the report has garnered attention from both government agencies like the FCC, industry and citizens groups. Charlie Firestone, Aspen Institute Executive Director of the Communications and Society Program and Knight Commission Project, joins to tell us more about the Knight Commission and its findings.

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mediageek 5 November 2009: Possible Interference Boost for HD Radio & SF’s Pirate Cat Leaves the Air

John Anderson from DIYmedia.net joins us this week to review recent news in digital and pirate radio. First he tells us about a proposed power boost for HD Radio that would increase interference on the FM dial. Then we discuss the recent voluntary shutdown of San Francisco’s Pirate Cat radio in response to an FCC threat.

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mediageek 29 October 2009: FCC Revisits Network Neutrality

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is showing no trepidation about jumping in to Network Neutrality, a subject that he advised President Obama on prior to the election. The Commission recently approved a proceeding to create new rules enshrining principles of internet freedom into policy. On this week’s show we discuss the proposed rules and their possible impact.

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mediageek radioshow 15 October 2009: A Real Shot at LPFM Expansion?

On October 15 the House Commerce Committee passed the Local Radio Act by unanimous voice vote, potentially clearing the way for the best shot LPFM has had at being restored since 2000. We discuss this optimistic news along with the FCC clearing the way for noncommercial FM stations to move in on the space formerly occupied by analog TV channel 6.

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mediageek 27 August 2009: Speed Matters When It Comes to Broadband

Communication Workers of America release a study on broadband speed state-by-state, and CWA vice-president Annie Hill tells us the scores and what they mean. Also, the FCC announces a wide-ranging inquiry into wireless communications technology innovation and competition.

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mediageek 20 August 2009: Uncertain Futures and the New FCC

Tim Hwang is a researcher with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and he recently co-authored a short research report examining the new FCC commissioners for the Pelican Group. In the report, titled “Uncertain Futures,” Hwang and co-author Erikk Hokenson look focus particularly on the two new commissioners, Republican Meredith Atwell Baker and Democrat Mingon Clyburn, primarily because they were relatively unknown prior to their nominations to the FCC. Tim is our guest on this edition of mediageek to discuss his findings.

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mediageek 30 July 2009: Finally a Full FCC, Performance Rights Act & more

This week it’s a big news update as we cover the Senate confirmation of the last two new FCC commissioners, the progress of the Performance Rights Act in the Senate and take a look at NPR’s new website which looks like a bid to become a new web news portal.

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mediageek 23 July 2009: Matthew Lasar on Radio and the New FCC

Matthew Lasar, media historian and writer for ArsTechnica, joins again to discuss the future of radio and the new line up of commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission.

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mediageek 9 July 2009: Commercial Radio Plays the Same Old Songs

Nearly four years ago the four largest commercial radio owners promised to play more independent music as part of a consent degree arising from the payola scandal. But still, not much has changed. The Future of Music Coalition has been tracking radio playlists to see if commercial stations have been keeping their promises. FMC’s Kristin Thomson joins to discuss the situation.

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mediageek 20 April 2009: The Court Rules Narrowly on Indecency

John Anderson from DIYmedia.net joins to talk about some of the latest news or import to radio. The Supreme Court finally rules on fleeting indecency, slicing the decision so thin, you’d think they used a Ginsu. We also talk about commercial stations starting to beg for donations.

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