More Mbanna: The V-Man from Freak/Free Radio Santa Cruz posted on-line an interview he did with Mbanna Kantako, who recently returned the unlicensed Human Rights Radio to the air in Springfield, IL. It’s in mp3 format at the global Indymedia site. Click here to go to that interview.
Archive | March, 2001
Paying for ‘Net Media? The New York Times reports this morning that Major League Baseball will begin charging to listen to baseball games on the net. Although the charge is pretty small–$9.95 for the whole season–it nonetheless marks a change in a medium where folks are generally used to getting content for free. I bring […]
Human Rights Radio Is Back On the Air! The pioneering Springfield, IL microradio broadcaster Mbanna Kantako was raided by the FCC and local authorities twice last year, after operating his unlicensed Human Rights Radio for more than ten years. I just received word from his frequent spokesperson Mike Townsend, a University of Illinois-Springfield professor, that […]
I’m baaack! I was on vacation in Europe, visiting the UK, Belgium and Holland, and now I’m back to keep blogging on. I didn’t hear much radio while on the Continent–I didn’t bring one with me–but what little I did hear in public places sounded just as repetitious and vapid as commercial US radio. And […]
Mediageek Vacation There will probably not be any new posts to the site for the next week or so as I take a needed vacation away from the ‘net. (Although if some major shit goes down, I’ll be pained not to post it.) But in the meantime, if you’re new to the site, check out […]