GEO wins tuition waiver security! Pickets suspended!

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

In a successful 2-day strike - the first by a union local at the University of Illinois in 10-years, and one of the largest in the history of graduate unions in the US - the GEO has secured a commitment to retain tuition waivers for graduate employees. The University had ...

Call to action: Call the U of I this Wednesday, and support graduate employees

Monday, November 9th, 2009

This Thursday, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees will meet in Springfield. Members of the GEO will be there to remind them of the urgency of reaching agreement on a fair contract. You may not be able to be in Springfield, but you can play your part in persuading ...

WRFU at the Farmers’ Market

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

WRFU had a stand at the Urbana Farmers' Market (video) today, and I was there from 10-12. It's really a nice atmosphere, and a good chance to meet with a range of people. It's still early - no corn that I saw (though of course there was kettle corn), more flowers than ...

FCC developments on LPFM

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Below are the comments I submitted to the FCC as part of their second notice of proposed rule-making on LPFM:My name is Andrew Ó Baoill, and I am station manager of WRFU-LP, a radio station in Urbana, IL, that is one of the beneficiaries and progeny of the LPFM licensing ...

Lunch and learn – Unofficial

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

It's getting close to that time of year. For the uninitiated, each year undergrads at the University of Illinois participate in an event titled Unofficial St Patrick's Day, or Unofficial for short. The slogan "Drink Until You're Irish" or - on this year's t-shirts - "Instant Irish: Just Add Alcohol." Last ...

WRFU fundraising – upcoming events

Friday, October 19th, 2007

Some funferal readers will be aware that one of my sidelines is a radio show I co-present on WRFU, called A Critical Ear. WRFU is currently in the midst of a major fundraising drive to pay for a new permanent tower (it's current mast, on top of the Independent Media Center ...