Adbusters is running a campaign for TV Turn-off week, April 22-28. They’ve been trying to get their own ads for this campaign run on network TV and are consistently refused by all but CNN. They’re asking for folks to try to get their commercials run on local TV or public access, and to post their […]
Archive | March, 2000
CNN reports that the Tribune company, owner of the Chicago Tribune, is buying the Times/Mirror company, which owns the LA Times, amongst other properties. Yet another step in the consolidation of our media. How few distinct voices will be left in just a couple of years?
The New York Times reports today on an initiative by the FCC to promote the trading and auction of spectrum of all types. (You need a free account to read the article, but it’s worth it because free is better than the $1 for the paper edition! You don’t have to give them your real […]
Matthew Lasar, author of Pacifica Radio, has been placing on his website–the Lasar Letter–transcripts of original “Letter to the Listeners” aired by Pacifica founder Lew Hill during the 1950s. They make for facinating reading, and provide some nice perspective on Pacifica’s current problems. Lasar frequently updates with commentaries and other interesting artifacts, so his site […]
Once again John Anderson of the Free/Pirate Radio Page at About.com has the scoop: Doug Brewer, the Tampa “Party Pirate,” and owner of L.D. Brewer Radio recently got a double-whammy from the federal gov’t. Anderson reports that Brewer had a summary judgement against him in his case against the seizure of his transmitter 2 years […]