There’s a new buzz across the country around low-power (LPFM) community radio, now that the FCC has announced an upcoming window for organizations to apply for new licenses. As director of Reclaim the Media and a member of the Prometheus Radio Project’s national LPFM advisory board, I spent several years working with many others to expand LPFM–so it will be very exciting to see the fruits of that effort, as hundreds of new stations begin serving their cities and towns. Here are a few articles I wrote during that campaign, trying to convey why community radio is such an important resource for many underrepresented communities:
Finally, another article thinking about radio more broadly. “Fixing Radio” reflects on an event held at Seattle’s Experience Music Project, which I organized along with folks from the Future of Music Coalition, Reclaim the Media, Dave Meinert and others in the local music and radio communities. We talked about the negative consequences of radio industry consolidation for bands, promoters, venues, employees and listeners, and got creative about cultural and legislative solutions.
Fixing Radio (Clamor Magazine)