Reports today say that the Tribune company is starting to shop around its top TV station properties, including WGN in Chicago, KTLA-TV in Los Angeles and WPIX-TV in New York. Although the company will reap pretty good money from the sale, it’s an interesting move that contradicts the company’s position so far. Up to now […]
Although it has fallen out of the US mainstream news, a people’s uprising is still going strong in Oaxaca, Mexico, spurred on by the June 14 attacks by Mexican government forces on the striking teachers’ tent city in Oaxaca City. One main reasons for the attack was to destroy the teachers’ free radio station Radio […]
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is on the McDonald’s Truth Tour 2006: The Real Rights Tour! Today they stopped in Champaign-Urbana for the afternoon, making an appearance on the U-C IMC‘s low-power station WRFU and joining a community potluck dinner at the IMC. A couple of folks on the tour were also nice enough to […]
A couple of days ago I posted about locked out CBC workers running on-line radio station, hoping that they would podcast so that listeners wouldn’t be beholden to a schedule for dialing in. Little did I know that Canadian radio blogger Tod Maffin had already done that at Odeo.com and the iTunes music store.
Maffin has made the podcasts an adjunct to a blog dedicated to the strike, CBCunplugged.com.
The English-language workers of the Canadian Broadcasting Company, Canada’s public broadcaster, are locked out as part of a labor dispute. Amongst the disagreements, the CBC wants to use more temporary workers who won’t qualify for the benefits that permanent workers enjoy.
It is common for striking workers to publish their own newspaper, both as a way to keep up communication amongst workers and to educate the public about their struggle. The CBC workers, being media workers, have an on-line radio station, facilitated by the labor website LabourStart.
LabourStart’s Canada page has constantly updated links to stories about the strike.
While I think the on-line station is a great idea, I think a podcast would be a tremendous supplement, since it’s easy to miss a lot of great content due to scheduling. Sites like radio.indymedia allow you to create a podcast from any uploaded audio, so they wouldn’t even need to hunt down server space.