Posts tagged: matthew lasar

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 23 April 2009: Community Radio’s Founding Station Turns 60

This week Matthew Lasar, writer for ArsTechnica, returns. He’s in Washington DC right now, so he updates us on some hot communications topics in Congress. Then we reflect on 60 years of the first community radio station, KPFA in Berkeley, CA, and discuss the difficulty of building a democratic radio network.

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mediageek 15 January 2009: More with Matthew Lasar on Digital TV

Matthew was able to stick around for a little longer than the usual half-hour show, so we were able to continue our discussion to talk about the upcoming digital television transition.

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mediageek 15 January 2009: Talking about the FCC Chair Apparent

Word on the streets is that Obama’s nominee for FCC Chair is a law school classmate of his, and former counsel to FCC Chairman Reed Hundt, Julius Genachowski. However, until recently most observers hadn’t heard of him. Arstechnica‘s Matthew Lasar has been doing his research and joins us again to share what he knows, and what he forsees for a Genchowski FCC.

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mediageek 2008-05-16: The Media According to Matthew Lasar

Matthew Lasar is an astute observer of the American media policy landscape. A media historian and lecturer at U-C Santa Cruz, he’s authored two definitive books on the Pacifica Network, and currently writes for his own website, the Lasar Letter on the FCC, and for the tech new site ArsTechnica. Matthew joins me to talk about the importance of understanding media policy and regulation and what he thinks the most important issues are right now.

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[mp3]http://www.mediageek.net/sound/2008/mg20080516.mp3[/mp3]

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