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REASON Magazine Review

REASON Magazine Review

Reason magazine has reviewed Pirate Radio USA! It doesn’t seem to be on the website, but that’s an excellent reason to buy the hard copy.
FILM THREAT REVIEW!

FILM THREAT REVIEW!

Film Threat has officially reviewed Pirate Radio USA, and they gave us three stars! Not too bad.   This fast-paced documentary is ostensibly about radio piracy, but by the end it spirals into a blunt indictment of several ways the American society and government are falling apart. The film begins with a short history of...
Radio Pirates Invade From Britain!

Radio Pirates Invade From Britain!

Britain’s groovy new film, The Boat That Rocked is coming to the US this fall with a new title: Pirate Radio.
HOT OFF THE PRESSES:

HOT OFF THE PRESSES:

New article about Low Power FM in the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/08/us/08radio.html?_r=2
PIRATE RADIO IN BEIJING!

PIRATE RADIO IN BEIJING!

Pirate radio: finally an exhibition sport at the Olympics? After many difficult years of training, radio pirates and media activists have finally reached the pinnacle of radio sport.
Pirate Radio USA wins Grand Jury Prize at STIFF!

Pirate Radio USA wins Grand Jury Prize at STIFF!

Hooray! It was great to get such a swell turnout at both screenings, so winning this prize was certainly icing on the cake.
FCC Hearing

FCC Hearing

FCC Hearings happened here in Seattle Friday–and wow, what a turnout! Over 800 people showed up, packing the hall, staying till after midnight to near uniformly testify against FCC plans to lift the media cross ownership ban. FCC Councilman Michael Copps rocked the house, bemoaning the lack of hearing notice and hip checking FCC Chairman...
Critics Turn Out to Protest Media Consolidation

Critics Turn Out to Protest Media Consolidation

From Washington Post, via Free Press By Frank Ahrens Even though the media landscape has changed radically since the last time the Federal Communications Commission tried to alter its media-ownership rules, a hearing at the FCC yesterday showed that the debate remains as heated as ever. A range of social, political and consumer groups that...
FCC to announce final media ownership hearing in Seattle

FCC to announce final media ownership hearing in Seattle

Source: reclaimthemedia.org FCC Chairman Kevin Martin plans to hold the last of six official public hearings on media ownership rules in Seattle, before rushing the agency’s 18-month long consideration of the rules to a fast-tracked conclusion by mid-December. The hearing will be the only chance for Northwest residents to weigh in on proposals that would...
Senate Committee Votes to Expand Low Power FM Radio!

Senate Committee Votes to Expand Low Power FM Radio!

hannahjs(at)prometheusradio.org The United States Senate Commerce Committee voted this afternoon to substantially expand the number of community media outlets in the United States. In a consensus vote, the Committee moved to report Senate Bill 1675, the Local Community Radio Act of 2007, to the full Senate — and opened the door for thousands of new...
Pirate Radio Is Citizen Media

Pirate Radio Is Citizen Media

When we started out as little radio pirates back in 1996 Big Media looked pretty big already (check this out in the first few minutes of Pirate Radio USA for free @ www.bside.com) but now it’s even bigger. In 2007, just NINE media conglomerates– Disney, CBS, Time Warner, News Corp, Bertelsmann AG, Viacom, General Electric...