Micro-radio talk

February 28th, 2005 | by Andrew Ó Baoill |

The participatory media reading group at the University of Illinois will host a talk by Pete Tridish of the Prometheus Radio Project on March 8, at 4:30pm. Prometheus Radio Project is a collective of radio activists that serves as a micro-radio resource center and public interest advocate on micro-radio issues. Urbana is shortly to have its own licensed low power (LPFM) community radio station, WRFU.

All are welcome, and we particularly invite those who are looking for an introduction to micro-radio and LPFM.

WHEN: March 8, 2005. 4:30p.m.
WHERE: Room 302, Architecture Building (608 E. Lorado Taft, Champaign)
WHO: Pete Tridish (bio below) of the Prometheus Radio collective
FURTHER DETAILS: Andrew Ó Baoill, andrew [at] funferal.org, 332-3263

Pete Tridish
Pete triDish was a member of the founding collective of Radio Mutiny, 91.3 FM in Philadelphia In 1996, He was an organizer for the station’s demonstrations at Benjamin Franklin’s Printing Press and the Liberty Bell; on both occasions the station broadcast in open defiance of the FCCs’ unfair rules that prohibit low power community broadcasting. He was the organizer and speaker for the Radio Mutiny tour of 25 cities from January to March of 1998, and undertook another 20-city tour in February 1999 with the Prometheus Radio Project. He also worked on the first two microradio conferences on the East Coast –and organized radio barnraisings in 5 communities around the United States. He actively participated in the rulemaking that led up to the adoption of LPFM. He sat on the committee that sponsored the crucial Broadcast Signal Labs study, which proved to the FCC that LPFM would not cause interference. Tridish has helped to build a number of low power radio stations, and provided advice to hundreds. He has done radio trainings in Guatemala, Colombia, Nepal and other countries.He has spoken at colleges, coffee shops, living rooms, and even the CATO Institute. He has been interviewed for several segments on NPR, a number of college, public and pirate radio stations, CNN, for Maximum Rock and Roll, Radio Ink, Radio and Records, Philadelphia City Paper, Baltimore City Paper, Albany Times Union, Philadelphia Inquirer, Freedom Forum, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, the Nation, Talkers Magazine, Washington Post, Broadcasting and Cable, Radio World, Hollywood Reporter, Z Magazine, Paper Tiger TV and other news outlets. He holds a BA in Appropriate Technology from Antioch College.

The participatory media reading group receives support from the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH).

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