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Rough notes 2022.02.16

Rough Notes: BBC Profiles 4 Community Stations Around the World; Inter-American Court Sides with Indigenous Station; Mazda Owners Stuck on KUOW

This past Sunday, February 13, was World Radio Day. I’m a few days late in recognizing it, but still have something good to share. Like last year, the BBC tapped radio journalist David Goren to produce a documentary highlighting community radio around the globe. “World Wide Waves ’22” profiles four stations: Koori Radio is the […]

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Listen to this BBC Documentary about 5 Community Stations around the World

In celebration of World Radio Day this past Saturday, the BBC World Service released an hour-long documentary about five different community radio stations around. the world. Beginning with Cameroon’s Radio Taboo, a solar-powered station started by an artist, presenter Maria Margaronis then takes us to Romania’s Danube Delta, which is focused on preserving the region’s […]

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World Radio Day is Saturday, Feb. 13

In 2011 UNESCO declared February 13 to be World Radio Day, celebrating radio’s power for democratic discourse, serving humanity in all its diversity. 2021 is the 10th World Radio Day, and stations spanning the globe will join in the commemoration. Hofstra University’s WRHU will receive the 2021 World Radio Day Award. The 60 year-old station […]

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Podcast #180 – Net Neutrality Back in Court Again

The Federal Communications Commission was back in court on Feb. 1, called on to defend its decision to overturn the 2015 Open Internet Order in December 2017. It seems like the FCC lawyers didn’t have the best day in front of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, and Prof. Christopher Terry from the University of […]

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Happy World Radio Day!

Today, is World Radio Day. First proclaimed in 2011 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to, “celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information, freedom of expression and gender equality over the airwaves.” February […]

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Exploring Radio Garden on World Radio Day

Happy World Radio Day! In honor of this annual celebration, I’m exploring Radio.Garden and listening to stations from all over the world. Launched just two months ago on December 13, 2016, Radio Garden is a website where one can navigate to streams from different stations by mousing over a globe. It reminds me a bit […]

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Happy World Radio Day 2015!

Today is the third annual World Radio Day as declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The focus for this year’s recognition and celebration is youth and innovation in radio. In a World Radio Day message UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said, “As the international community shapes new sustainable development goals […]

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LPFM Watch: Seattle LPFMs Celebrate World Radio Day, Rice University Granted LPFM and More News

Tomorrow is World Radio Day and in honor of that, the Seattle Public Library is hosting a celebratory event and live broadcast in honor of the groups that have new low power FM (LPFM) construction permits in the Seattle area (see a recent feature in CityArts to learn about many of them). Produced by Brown […]

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Celebrating Radio Around the Globe on World Radio Day 2014

Happy World Radio Day! Today marks another annual celebration of radio around the world. Organized by UNESCO, this year’s event is focused on radio’s role in gender equality. Radio organizations are marking World Radio Day in numerous ways, with some airing special programming and others holding celebrations. You can listen to a range of World […]

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