Posts tagged: unlicensed

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 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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