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Notes on community radio and democracy in Delhi, India and Mkushi, Zambia

Some interesting items on community radio from two very different places. In Zambia supporters of the Patriotic Front (PF) electoral party “briefly interrupted operations” at the Mkushi Community Radio Station on Tuesday “in protest against [the] alleged political inclination of a Board Member of that Station.” That’s according to the Lusaka Times online newspaper. It’s […]

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RIP Student Media Advocate Dan Reimold

After publishing College Radio Watch on Friday, I was shocked to hear the news that Dan Reimold had died. I was a huge fan of Dan’s work and felt like he was a kindred spirit, with his passion and advocacy for student media. Dan was an assistant professor of journalism at St. Joseph’s University in […]

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Art Installation Uses Numbers Stations to Interrogate ‘Misuse of Data that Reduces Black Bodies to Numbers’

Ever since I first tuned in a staticky sequence of numbers in Spanish on the shortwave radio I got for Christmas as a kid, I’ve been fascinated by numbers stations which are thought to broadcast coded messages to spies and other clandestine agents. An upcoming art exhibition uses the structure of numbers stations to interrogate […]

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College Radio Watch: University of Houston to Sell Former KTRU Frequency + More News

Houston Public Media announced yesterday that it plans to sell off its KUHA 91.7 FM license (aka Classical 91.7) and will move its classical music programming to HD radio (via 88.7 FM HD2). Radio Survivor readers may recall that the license for 91.7 FM was previously held by Rice University and was the former home […]

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LPFM Watch: Community Radio Celebrates National Radio Day Today

Happy National Radio Day! It’s been exciting to see all of the radio love today, especially from folks affiliated with new low power FM (LPFM) radio stations. I’m particularly sad that I can’t be in Seattle today for its National Radio Day celebration. The city has been a hotbed of LPFM activity (see this great […]

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Happy National Radio Day!

Today is the biggest National Radio Day so far, with more than 45 stations and organizations participating across North America with events and celebrations on-air and off. Stations, DJs and independent producers have created an array of creative Sonic IDs and promos to share with other stations to play on air today. Join in the […]

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U.S. Court of Appeals Rejects IBS’ Challenges to Copyright Royalty Board Webcasting Rates

Last week, the D.C. Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals affirmed (see the full decision here) the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB)’s decision regarding the establishment of webcasting royalty rates, rejecting an appeal by college radio organization, the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS). These webcasting royalties are paid to musical performers who appear on the […]

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