Archive | community radio

Year-End Review Pt. 2

The 2nd part of my year-end review radioshow with John Anderson from is online now. We cover the FCC’s all-but-elimination of the cross-ownership ban, and John catches us up with the year in FCC enforcement action against unlicensed stations. You can download the show at the radioshow page, or just listen here: Go get […]

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Congress Says, Let’s Screw Up Broadcast Radio, too

Never doubt the power of the lobby. Despite all the public uproar over the rising royalties levied on online radio broadcasters, paid to the recording industry, Congress is now considering putting similar royalties onto traditional broadcast radio. The fact that no royalties are paid by radio stations to the owners of the “performance” on a […]

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Reclaim the Media Presents Community Media Film Festival

I think this is just a great idea and I wish I could be out in Seattle to attend. It’s a great weekend for community media events. You could start this weekend in Montreal for CKUT’s Redefining Media conference starting Friday (hear more about it on last Friday’s radioshow), then jet over to Seattle to […]

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FCC Sets Sensible Non-Comm FM License Limit Against the Wishes of Godcasters

The application filing window for new full-power non-commercial FM stations opened yesterday (and somehow I totally spaced on mentioning it on yesterdays radioshow). On Wednesday, just two days in advance, the FCC finally decided to set a limit on the total number of applications that will be accepted, limiting it to 10 from any one […]

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