Archive | March, 2000

For those who live in

For those who live in East-Central Illinois (home of WEFT): Be aware that our own House Rep. Thomas Ewing has signed on to H.R. 3439, the ‘Radio Broadcasting Preservation Act of 1999,’ which aims to kill Low-Power FM before it starts. Now is the time to write, call, e-mail or fax Rep. Ewing to encourage […]

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Michael Albert has published a

Michael Albert has published a nice commentary in Z Magazine on-line entitled “Resolving the Pacifica Crisis.” In my opinion, too much needless virtual blood has been shed in the battle over Pacifica, exemplified by the ongoing debate between Saul Landau and Edward Herman. The stakes in this battle are high, and the events going on […]

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I just received a press

I just received a press release from Stephen Dunifer of Free Radio Berkely and IRATE announcing “the Premiere Showings of Documentary Video on Micropower Broadcasting -‘;Free Radio’: Sunday, March 5th – Berkeley, 7 PM, Unitarian Fellowship (Cedar & Bonita) This premiere gala, starting at 7 PM, is a fund raiser for Free Radio Berkeley IRATE […]

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A short article in Upside

A short article in Upside magazine discusses the prevalence of Linux in ‘net radio servers. An open source platform like Linux may be the best hope for they type of openness on the web that allows users/citizens the opportunity to use the ‘net for their own purposes rather than simply be consumers of content streamed […]

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Students Against University Censorship have

Students Against University Censorship have put up a site protesting the blockage of bandwidth hogging mp3 trading sites, like napster.com, at many major universities (including mine, University of Illinois). On it’s face this appears to be simply a case of bandwidth restriction and copyright–Universities need to preserve their bandwidth for academic purposes and avoid copyright […]

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