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Free Speech Radio News returns on Feb. 11 with daily online updates

A little more than four months after ending production, the independent and non-profit daily Free Speech Radio News program is launching the first phase of its reboot with a new website and fresh updates on February 11. Administrative Coordinator Nell Abram said that the new site will feature daily updates, including audio segments ranging from […]

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Deal reached for community stations to carry FSN Reports while FSRN retools for a comeback

Community radio stations will continue to have an option for a daily half-hour news broadcast while they wait for a possible return of Free Speech Radio News. The Pacifica Network and the National Federation of Community Broadcasters have reached an agreement with Feature Story News to offer its 6 week-old daily news program FSN Reports […]

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Pacifica to carry Feature Story News to fill void left by FSRN closure

With the closure of Free Speech Radio News this past Friday, Pacifica stations and some 100 community radio affiliates are left with a half-hour hole in their schedules. This weekend Pacifica announced that beginning today the network will be carrying a half-hour broadcast of Feature Story News where FSRN used to be. For some community […]

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Free Speech Radio News to close Friday, victim of Pacifica’s financial crisis

The independent, daily half-hour international news program Free Speech Radio News will air its last edition this Friday, September 27. According to a memo from the FSRN board of directors the organization is carrying just over $200,000 in accounts receivable, $198k of which is owed by the Pacifica Foundation. As of September 13 FSRN had […]

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Independent radio pioneer Sputnik Kilambi dies at 55

When Free Speech Radio News began over a decade ago, one of the journalists I found most compelling was Sputnik Kilambi. A veteran reporter for Radio France Internationale, Kilambi’s FSRN dispatches came from the Balkans, from Columbia, Sri Lanka, and from Côte d’Ivoire. A Knight Fellow, she trained journalists and set up a television station in […]

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