This is our second episode examining the history and legacy of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 in recognition of the law’s 20th anniversary. This time around Prof. John Anderson from Brooklyn College explains how Reagan-era deregulation, culminating in the Telecom Act, triggered civil disobedience on the airwaves along with citizen action that continues to push for communications democracy today.
In College Radio Watch Jennifer Waits reveals the early history of college radio through the story of Haverford College’s station, which went on the air in 1923.
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- Can your local radio announcer pronounce your city’s name? Chris Terry on the Telecommunications Act of 1996
- Podcast #33 – 20 Years Ago Local Radio Was Crushed
- Jennifer’s Talk at Haverford – Dig into the Archives: The Secret 90+ Year History of College Radio at Haverford (Feb. 23, 2016 event)
- Haverford College’s Radio Heydey in the 1920s
- Haverford on the Radio article from Haverford Magazine
- College Radio’s Hidden History (radio in the 1920s)
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