Who We Are

Paul (Pablito) Bame
Engineering Director
pbame
[at]prometheusradio.org
ext. 505

Paul got hooked on Grassroots Radio by listening to Boulder's KGNU in the mid 90's. That also led him into activism for global economic dignity in the "Seattle-era" street movement. Along the way he also stood against police brutality, for an end of racism toward Native Americans and others, an end of media bias including that at NPR, of discrimination and dehumanization aimed at women, LGBT, and undocumented immigrants. When he co-founded Grassroots Radio station KRFC between 1997 and 2003 it is no surprise he also co-founded its news collective.

After chatting with Prometheus at Grassroots Radio Coalition conferences for a decade or so and leaving his Fortune 100 R&D job, Paul volunteered at Prometheus in 2010 and is currently our nerdiest engineer. His electrical engineering degree and ham radio experience comes in handy for application engineering -- especially LPFM second-adjacent waivers of which he has filed more than he cares to count.  Paul also created and maintains the RFree software to make that job easier and freely available to others.

Paul sometimes gets pulled into into technical FCC policy analysis and commentary, where his activist legal experience helps in deciphering federal legalese and his interest in data analysis and presentation has provided supporting arguments.

As the LPFM MX contests subside during the next year or so, he is excited to do somewhat less application engineering and help raise some stations!

Will Floyd promtheus engineerWill Floyd
Technical Director 
will[at]prometheusradio.org
ext. 524

Will started working in community radio at WOBC-FM in while studying electronic music and Comparative American Studies at Oberlin College. At WOBC, Will served as General Manager, Engineer and DJ and worked to bring accessibility and more community involvement to the student-run station.

Since joining Prometheus in 2012, Will has worked in many areas of support for LPFM stations including nonprofit operations, station building, radio frequency engineering, policy advocacy and fundraising. Will collaborates with newly permitted Low Power FM radio stations to raise antennas, install transmitters, build studios and train community members in radio operations and media making. He has written several technical manuals and submitted dozens of LPFM applications and technical amendments with the FCC.

 

 

Past Prometheans: We wouldn't be here without them!  Click here to read about a few of the Prometheus Radio Project Alumni.