Compiled By: Rick O'Neal
The Prometheus Project helps develop community low-powered radio stations
From Voices of Our World | 28:00
Celebrating the creation of a new Low Power FM station, WXOJ, in Florence Massachusettes with the help of hundreds fron across the nation.
Part One: BIRTH OF A STATION: Hundreds of people from across the nation came to solder, saw and support the creation of new low power FM stations. In one weekend, WXOJ-LP FM’s studio was built, components connected, and Valley Free Radio went live on the air. Florence Massachusetts was buzzing with activity as antennas were designed and a transmitter was built for the UAACC, a community organization formed by former black panthers, the O’Neil’s, who live in Tanzania. Elinoar Astrinsky speaks with Pete Tridish from the Prometheus Radio Project about station barn raisings, organizing and radio activism. OPTIONAL CUTAWAY CUE: “You’re listening to Voices of Our World” at 14:00. Part Two: MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK: “Radio is not just the jingle machine of the airwaves. It can be used to right wrongs, to stop injustices, to make a difference for people.” That’s what Pete Tridish said while telling how the Coalition of Immoklee Workers used their station to assemble farm workers and demand back wages. Come join the parade and hear Valley Free Radio’s first broadcast. End Cue: “And please be sure to join us next time for more Voices of Our World.” At 28:00. Can be broadcast at 14:00 or 28:00 minutes. Format fits well into either time slot.
From KUOW | 23:58
"Radio can be a tool that can empower the weak and can right wrongs. Can move people in such a way that problems that face us can be fixed."
Communities around the country are using tiny radio stations to bypass the mainstream media and get their voices on the air. Can they make their communities more democratic? We'll learn all about low power radio from media activist Pete Tridish. Format: Interview with Pete Tridish, director of the Prometheus Radio Project. He helps community groups build low power radio stations. Related event: The Prometheus Radio Project is holding a 'barnraising' on August 18-20, 2006 in Woodburn, Oregon to help the PCUN farmworker's union build a low power radio station. Related Links: Prometheus Radio Project, www.prometheusradio.org/ PCUN, Oregon's farm worker's union, www.pcun.org/
This week on Mountain West Voices: Producer Clay Scott looks at the world of low power radio stations, and visits with the creators of two such stations about the importance of local radio to rural communities in the Rocky Mountain West.
As part of our ongoing series of community radio around the world, Radio Curious speaks with Maca Munoz, an organizer with Palabra Radio. Palabra Radio is an organization that facilitates low power radio station projects in the America’s, from immigrant communities in the United States to rural indigenous communities in Latin America.
As part of our ongoing series of community radio around the world, Radio Curious speaks with Maca Munoz, an organizer with Palabra Radio. Radio Curious host and producer Barry Vogel and Maca Munoz both attended the 10th international congress of Community Radio Broadcasters in La Plata, Argentina, along with approximately 500 other community radio delegates from 86 countries who gathered to discuss community radio around the world.
Palabra Radio is an organization that facilitates low power radio station projects in the America’s, from immigrant communities in the United States to rural indigenous communities in Latin America. Palabra Radio provides training, technical support and other assistance to communities, collectives and social organizations that want to operate a low-power community radio station. Their website is www.palabraradio.org
The interview with Maca Munoz was recorded on November 12, 2010 in La Plata, Argentina. The book Maca Munoz recommends is, "Open Veins of Latin America," by Eduardo Galeano.
From Eleanor Kagan | 35:34
A community in upstate New York gathers together to build a radio station, by hand, in a weekend.
Community and low-power FM radio (LPFM) stations have a very small range but often a very resounding impact. However, it has been almost impossible to actually create these types of stations in America over the past 20 years due to strict laws passed by the FCC and the National Association of Broadcasters. Since these laws have passed,radio advocacy group The Prometheus Radio Project has put their full weight behind reversing it with the Local Community Radio Act.
Prometheus is also responsible for organizing the 12th "barnraising" that took place in the Fall of 2010, an event surrounding one of the rare community radio stations that succeeded in cutting its way through the red tape: WGXC Radio in Hudson, New York. A barnraising is a joyous event; 300 people come together to build a radio station, by hand, over the course of a weekend.
In this edition of Radio Curious, the first in a series about local community radio around the world, we visit with Fadi Abuzada, a community radio activist in Palestine and AHM Bazlur Rahman, the CEO of the Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication.
In this edition of Radio Curious, the first in a series about local community radio around the world, we visit with Fadi Abuzada, a community radio activist in Palestine and AHM Bazlur Rahman, the CEO of the Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication. In November, 2010, Radio Curious attended the 10th international congress of the World Association of Community Broadcasters, known as AMARC.
AMARC is a network of more than 4,000 community radio stations, in more than 100 countries. Founded in 1983, its goal is to democratize the media sector. AMARC advocates for the right to communicate at the international, national, local and neighborhood levels. It defends and promotes the interests of the community radio movement through global solidarity, networking and cooperation.
The 10th AMARC congress was held near Buenos Aires, Argentina the second week of November 2010, with 500 delegates from 86 countries present. In addition to presenting a workshop on interviewing skills, Radio Curious interviewed conference delegates from several different countries.
The interviews were recorded in November 2010, in La Plata, Argentina.
Fadi Abuzada recommends the movie, The Little Town of Bethlehem.
AHM Bazlur Rahman recommends visiting his organizations website, www.bnnrc.net.