Archive | October, 2007

On today’s radioshow: Community Radio CKUT’s 20th Anniversary Conference

Montreal, Quebec’s community radio station CKUT is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a conference focused on Redefining Media: Media Democracy and Community Media. Gretchen King from CKUT’s Community News Department will be my guest on today’s mediageek radioshow to talk about the conference and the station’s unique approach to serving its community. Tune in live […]

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Oaxaca Documentary Released

In May 2006 the annual teachers’ strike in Oaxaca, Mexico turned into a people’s movement and uprising against the repressive response of the Oaxacan and Mexican governments. As part of that movement, known as APPO, the people took over radio stations, using broadcasting as the most effective tool for communicating with often remote indigenous villages […]

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AM Stations Already Squeezing onto the FM Dial?

As I reported on the Aug. 17 radioshow, the FCC is considering a rulemaking that would allow AM radio stations to have translator stations on the FM dial. Translator stations, you might recall, are low-power FM stations intended only to rebroadcast the programming of a full-power station. The ironic thing about translator stations is that […]

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