Posts tagged: pirate radio

mediageek 24 December 2009: The Penultimate Mediageek

On this penultimate edition of mediageek I take a look back at two segments exploring unlicensed radio. First, we revisit some audio from the Radio Access Democracy conference in 2004, including interviews with participants of a transmitter building workshop. Then we listen to an interview with filmmaker Michael Lahey who produced the documentary Making Waves, which looks at the pirate radio scene in Tucson, AZ.

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mediageek 17 Dec 2009: The House Passes LPFM Restoration Bill

The big news this week is that the House finally voted on and passed the Local Community Radio Act of 2009. Now that we’re half-way to the restoration of LPFM I thought we’d take a look back at some of the pressure that caused the FCC to create LPFM in the first place. We revisit two interviews about Radio Free Brattleboro, a Vermont-based unlicensed micropower station that would–at least in spirit–be reincarnated as Brattleboro Community Radio.

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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 21 May 2009 part 2: More with Daniel Gilfillan Discussing Radio

This is part two of my interview with Daniel Gilfillan, author of Pieces of Sound: German Experimental Radio. We bring our discussion of German radio innovators into the late 20th century with the emergence of pirate and commercial radio in Germany. We also discuss contemporary radio and its future in the internet age.

This part two comes from the live aircheck of the May 21, 2009 broadcast of mediageek on WNUR-FM and is not intended for syndication.

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mediageek 1 Jan 2009 part 2 – FCC Enforcement Action 2008

In the second half of the Jan. 1 program guest John Anderson and I talked about the FCC’s record of enforcement action against unlicensed and pirate broadcasters in 2008. Hot spots continue to be New York and Miami, though there’s reasons to doubt that FCC action is resulting in any significant decrease in piracy.

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mediageek 13 November 2008: The Yes Men Pull Another Amazing Stunt

John Anderson–he of 40+ appearances on mediageek–travels north to be live in the WNUR studio so we can discuss the Yes Men’s latest hoax, distributing over a million copies of their own special edition of the New York Times declaring the Iraq war to be over. Somehow we also manage to dovetail into talk about pirate radio and other media reform topics.

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mediageek 15 August 2008: Pirate Broadcast in China Protests State Suppression of Journalists

The press freedom group Reporters Without Borders set up the first non-state radio station in China since 1949 to broadcast a message in protest against Chinese officials continued suppression of free speech and jailing of journalists, even as the Beijing Olympics are underway. We’ll listen to that broadcast, and catch up on how former FCC officials are joining the fight against the FCC’s current indecency rules.

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mediageek 1 August 2008: The Nation’s Biggest Pirates Merge

The Sirius/XM satellite radio merger was finally approved by the FCC, providing a bare few gimmies for the public interest after months of lobbying and waiting. But the story behind the last-minute tie-breaking vote has to do with both companies’ history of pirate operations. DIYmedia‘s John Anderson has be tracking the story for years now and fill us in on the details.

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