Archive for December, 2006

LPFM station gets profiled

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

A nice little profile of WYLI-LP, a station run entirely through automation via the internet.

RSF report on 2006

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

A year-end report from Reporters san Frontières - which notes that 2006 was the deadliest year since 1994 - includes mention of the censoring of 300 community radio stations in Thailand in the aftermath of the coup earlier this year:Thailand recorded the most cases of censorship. After a military coup ...

Community radio roundup: new station in Brattleboro, Chef Ra passes, Indian T&Cs

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

Community radio returns to Brattleboro with the launch of WVEW, serving southern Vermont (this time it's FCC-approved).Chef Ra, long-time WEFT DJ (Champaign, IL), and High Times columnist, has passed away. May he rest in peace.Meanwhile, a year-end review of the activities of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in India ...

Community station at risk in Victoria

Monday, December 25th, 2006

News today of an Australian community station that is at risk of losing its license after 25 years on the air. Fresh 89.5FM submitted some paperwork late, which might not have been enough to cause trouble in itself, but now it turns out ABC is looking for a frequency in ...

Radio regulation in Ireland

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

Just in time to be buried in the Christmas rush, two stories on radio regulation in Ireland. First, iTrip-style devices have now been legalized. Second, the BCI drew my attention, through their press release, to the release of a new Broadcasting (Amendment) Bill, which will enable the digital transition on ...

Futurism, speculation, and news hooks

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Another reason to dislike futurists. Of course it's not all their fault - they produce 250 papers, including ones dealing with the fact that the Gulf Stream is going away, which will radically change the climate in the UK and Ireland and the BBC focuses the entire article on the ...

Community radio roundup

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Interesting to see that the Canadians impose talk quotas on community radio too. Of course theirs is "to develop 25 per cent talk radio over the next few years" as opposed to the 40% from the start that Flirt FM was supposed to achieve from the start in Ireland, back ...

Pirate radio protests in Taiwan

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

A protest by Taiwanese pirate radio operators sounds very like those of operators in the USA a number of years ago, except for the 'pro-China' twist:"The threshold that the NCC has set for licensed stations is NT$50 million [US$1.5 million] in assets and capital, which puts licensing totally out of ...

Toronto community station gains praise for aiding youth

Friday, December 15th, 2006

A Toronto Community Radio station was among groups granted a total of CAN$3.5m as an aid to youth programs in 'at-risk' areas:While 19 programs in 13 disadvantaged neighbourhoods have received funding so far, the mayor said he was especially impressed by CFPK, Flemo City Radio, a Flemingdon Park community radio ...

End of analogue TV in Netherlands

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

News from various sources about the ending of analogue television in the Netherlands, the first country in the world to make the move.