April 1st is a day when you must not turn off your critical faculties if you’re planning on turning on the radio or TV, surfing the internet, or even leaving the house. Luckily, most pranks are fun and harmless. Also, the FCC is watching broadcasters, who won’t be off the hook if a hoax results […]
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The New York Times reports that Russian radio station Ekho Moskvy (Echo of Moscow) has stopped publishing the posts of a dissident blogger on its website to avoid a government initiated shutdown. The blogger in question is Aleksei A. Navalny. Station editor Aleksei A. Venediktov told a news service that he had been warned by Russia’s general prosecutor […]
In real life, Vladimir Putin is the poker faced Prime Minster of Russia—liked in his own country despite a pretty creepy human rights record and his past with the Soviet Union’s KGB. But on free form WFMU-FM he is the semi-regular subject of Thunk Tank’s Salutin’ Putin fan fiction feature, hosted by Bronwyn and Jay. […]
A Russian radio station is being sued for disrespecting the memory of Josef Stalin. “What kind of bastard would be brave enough to say one word in his defense?” the host asked. Let’s start with Russia’s Prime Minister.