Post date: Jun 16 2010 - 3:00am

Killing the messenger: The takedown of an Orlando radio pirate

from Orlando Weekly

By Justin Strout

Post date: May 26 2010 - 12:18pm
by Joshual Breitbart
May 25, 2010
 

"Infection in our Health Care System," an hour-long investigation by Media Mobilizing Project (MMP) into the local impacts of the healthcare crisis, premiered May 18 on PhillyCAM, the new public access cable station serving the people of Philadelphia.

Post date: May 26 2010 - 11:50am

May 21, 2010: Prometheus Radio Project has submitted an application for review to the FCC, asking the full commission to review the Media Bureau's decision to allow FM stations to increase power on HD Radio signals.

Prometheus says the Media Bureau acted "without consideration of any of the substantive concerns and recommendations submitted by Prometheus and other affected parties," and that the bureau's failure to address those arguments was "arbitrary and capricious."

Post date: May 21 2010 - 3:00am

The Federal Communications Commission and an appeals court should find cross-ownership rules inadequate. Both the court and the FCC should find ways to tighten the rules to make media consolidation difficult, writes Seattle Times columnist Ryan Blethen.

Times editorial page editor

Post date: May 20 2010 - 3:00am

Posted on by Tom Roe

Post date: May 17 2010 - 3:00am

Huffington Post

(This is a guest blog from the Prometheus Radio Project, a long-time ally and friend in media justice).

The FCC is coming to Silicon Valley. The famously old-school agency will make an unlikely visit to the high tech mecca, asking if "legacy media" (radio, television, and newspapers) even matter in the Internet age. More specifically, the FCC will ask an expert panel whether we still need the media ownership rules designed to protect democracy by preventing media monopolies and consolidation.

Gathering at Stanford University on Friday, May 21, media execs will claim that in the age of blogging and Twitter, we have millions of news sources to choose from. In this utopia of media diversity, everyone is a journalist and every point of view can be heard. According to big media, if the FCC wants to help out, they should forget about local ownership limits and just finish the job of deregulation.

Post date: Apr 23 2010 - 12:33pm

Who: WGXC, Promtheus Radio Project, and you


What: Station build, hands-on workshops, panel discussions, and more


When: September 24-26, 2010


Where: Hudson, New York

Post date: Apr 21 2010 - 3:00am

Mitch Perry
Creative Loafing
April 21, 2010

Members from the Federal Communications Commission hosted a meeting on ownership rules for media companies on the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus on Tuesday afternoon, as they contemplate allowing corporations more opportunities to take over broadcast outlets.

Post date: Apr 20 2010 - 3:00am
Mitch Perry
Creative Loafing
April 20, 2010

We do want to remind readers that the members of the very powerful Federal Communications Commission are in Tampa this afternoon on a workshop media ownership rules, and specifically, it’s cross-ownership rules.  That’s the law that prohibits a media company from owning a newspaper and broadcast outlet in the same media market.  Of course that’s not the situation in Tampa, where Media General owns both the Tampa Tribune and WFLA News Channel 8.

Post date: Apr 13 2010 - 3:00am

“Welcome to WPEB 88.1FM, the first station on your dial,” radio host Shirley Randelman says into her microphone. “You’re listening to Community Action Magazine, bringing you all the updates on what’s going on in the community and keeping it very real and personal.” 

Randelman, whose show airs on Mondays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on West Philadelphia Educational Broadcasters (WPEB), says her’s is one of many programs broadcast on the local station. “We talk about things that are happening in the community especially where it deals with business, advocacy and education. We cover a whole potpourri of information,” she says.