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South Africa community radio station forced to cancel discussion about mining deal

It looks like the staff of South Africa community radio station Madibeng FM 105.3 thought an on air dialogue with activists critical about a cash-for-mining-access deal would go smoothly. Unfortunately they were wrong. On Thursday beneficiaries of the controversial arrangement with the Lonmin platinum metals consortium surrounded the building and forced management to shut the program […]

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college radio station Met Radio. Photo: J. Waits

Radio Station Visit #106 – Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Met Radio

When we started thinking about a family vacation to Colorado, I knew that I’d want to make room in the schedule for some radio station tours. So, on Thursday, July 7, my first full day in Denver, I walked in 90+ degree heat to Metropolitan State University of Denver in order to see college radio […]

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Platform B

Platform B! UK licenses “pirate” community radio station for Brighton youth

The United Kingdom’s broadcast regulator (Ofcom) has authorized six more community radio licenses, all in southeast England. The radio project that will serve the Brighton area seems especially interesting. It calls itself Platform B. I quote from the group’s Facebook page: “Working like a pirate station, Platform B will challenge the formal infrastructure of traditional radio – […]

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