Sunday, 23 November 2008

[creative-radio] Digest Number 2502

There are 8 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1a. LA RADIO DE NOEL
From: Eric Cooper

2a. Buy Nothing Day, 11/25/2008, 12:00 am
From: creative-radio@yahoogroups.com

3. Radio Station Emerges as Voice of Black Boston
From: George Lessard

4. West Harrison, NY, USA - Small radio station preparing for major exp
From: George Lessard

5. Maidan Garhi, New Delh - Certificate in Community Radio @ INDIRA GAN
From: George Lessard

6. AMARC 10 2010 Global Conference to be held in Argentina
From: George Lessard

7. East London, UK - Pirate radio stations wiped off the air in crackdo
From: George Lessard

8. Davis, CA, USA - Arrrrrrrr you ready for some pirate radio?
From: George Lessard


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1a. LA RADIO DE NOEL
Posted by: "Eric Cooper" ericcooper2000@yahoo.com ericcooper2000
Date: Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:25 pm ((PST))

Si vous croyez que la musique de Noël se résume a « Petit Papa Noel »
, n'hésitez pas a jetez une oreille sur « LA RADIO DE NOEL » sur
http://www.ionosphere.fr/chaines/noel/index.asp. En effet jusqu'au 1
Janvier 2009, la station vous offrira une sélection unique (et parfois
surprenante) de chansons et musiques de Noël . 7 jours sur 7, 24
heures sur 24 , des artistes tels que Martin Brigman, Double Bee,
Myztic Vibes Inc,Mahalia Jackson, The Jackson 5, Michael Jackson,
Bette Midler, The New Ireland Orchestra, Les Messagers,Sarah MC
Lachland, U2, Chris Isaak, The Mickey Mouse and Friends band, Martina
Mc Bride,Sting, Run DMC, Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, Frank
Sinatra,Véronique Sanson, Pierre Lachat, Den Isa, The Euro Brass
Quintet Strasbourg,Roch Voisine,Zazie, The Moodie Blues, The
Muppets,Michael W Smith, Cece Williams,Kenny G, Luciano
Pavarotti,Barbara Hendricks, St James Choir of Angels, The Salvation
Army, The Pointers Sisters, Madonna, Eric Clapton et des centaines
d'autres artistes venus des 4 coins du globe viendront illuminer
musicalement votre Noël 2008.

N'attendez pas, connectez vous maintenant sur
http://www.ionosphere.fr/chaines/noel/index.asp et cliquez sur « LA
RADIO DE NOEL »


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2a. Buy Nothing Day, 11/25/2008, 12:00 am
Posted by: "creative-radio@yahoogroups.com" creative-radio@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:00 pm ((PST))

Reminder from: creative-radio Yahoo! Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/creative-radio/cal

Buy Nothing Day
Tuesday November 25, 2008
All Day
(This event repeats every year.)

Notes:
For 24 hours on Buy Nothing Day, November 25, we remember that no one was born to shop,
we pause, make a small choice to participate by not participating, and
we regain some calm. What will you do to tell Nike, McDonald's, Walmart
and the rest that enough is enough? Why not run with some ideas dreamt
up by the more than 3,500 jammers who took part in last year's biggest
ever Buy Nothing Day? Set up credit card cut ups, don white coats and
vaccinate against affluenza, give out free samples of nothing - anything
to show that the best things in life are free. You can find more ideas
and tools i


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3. Radio Station Emerges as Voice of Black Boston
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:37 pm ((PST))

Radio Station Emerges as Voice of Black Boston
New America Media - Los Angeles,CA,USA

The so-called Local Community Radio Act of 2007, introduced last June, is
co-sponsored by Sen. John McCain and is also supported by 90 other members
of ...
<http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=3c2061648f1ba0c8c9121faf8da0fc6b>

[excerpt]

Editor's note: Bill Forry's lively and engaging story of a black pirate
radio station in Massachusetts was the winner in this year's New England
Ethnic News Awards in the News Feature category. It was orginally
published in the Dorchester News, a Boston-area newspaper that serves a
community it calls "Boston's largest & most diverse neighborhood."

It's five minutes after 6 a.m. on a Tuesday morning and the loyal
listeners of TOUCH 106.1FM - those who are awake, at least - have to
settle for the crackle and puff of static from their speakers.

No James Brown, no New Edition, no Amiri Baraka. Just static.

Over in Grove Hall, someone - probably the station's do-everything morning
talk show host MC Spice - is running late. Either that, or the feds have
slipped in overnight and cut the power cords or ripped down the antenna
that pumps TOUCH FM into the ether above [the Boston areas of] Dorchester,
Roxbury, Mattapan and J.P. [Jamaica Plain] each day.

It's damn near 6:10 a.m. and the panic starts to set in. Is it over? Have
the radio rebels at TOUCH FM finally caved under the pressure from the
dreaded FCC?

Nahhh.

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4. West Harrison, NY, USA - Small radio station preparing for major exp
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:40 pm ((PST))

Small radio station preparing for major expansion
Lower Hudson Journal news - West Harrison,NY,USA

WDFH 90.3 has been broadcasting since 1995 from a transmitter and
broadcast facilities in locations all over northern Westchester, bouncing
around from one studio to another.

With a small antenna in Ossining, the community radio station has been able
to reach only about 10000 listeners in the region. All that is about to
change, ...
<http://lohud.com/article/20081122/NEWS02/811220348/-1/newsfront>

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5. Maidan Garhi, New Delh - Certificate in Community Radio @ INDIRA GAN
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:43 pm ((PST))

Saturday, November 22, 2008
SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND NEW MEDIA STUDIES

http://educationnewsupdates.blogspot.com/2008/11/school-of-journalism-and-new-media.html


INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY


Maidan Garhi, New Delhi – 110 068

Certificate in Community Radio

Session – January 2009

A first of its kind in Asia, the Certificate Programme in community Radio
opens up opportunity for community members, broadcast professional and
academic institutions
To learn the technical aspects of community broadcasting.

This Certificate course provides in depth information on the different
functions of community radio and also offers hands-on training in
operation both managerial and technical. For operational community radio
stations, this is an opportunity to train their
Staff and volunteers and also earn while they learn.

Duration of course - 6 months
Eligibility criteria - 10+2 or any equivalent qualification
Course Fee - Rs.4000
Application form - Rs.200 (+Rs.50 if received by post)

Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) likely to offer 150
Scholarships.

The Certificate Programme on Community Radio includes:

Theory courses and practical training in a select community radio station
within India.

Application from for this certificate course can be downloaded from
www.ignou.ac.in or obtained from any IGNOU Regional Centre or IGNOU
Headquarters in Delhi.

Last date for receiving Application form is 20th Dec.2008.

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6. AMARC 10 2010 Global Conference to be held in Argentina
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:48 pm ((PST))

AMARC 10 2010 Global Conference to be held in Argentina


The International Board of Directors of AMARC is pleased to announce that
Argentina will be the host country for the tenth World Assembly of
Community Radio Broadcasters to be held in the second half of 2010.

The decision of Argentina follows an open selection procedure that took
into account, among other considerations, that it will be the first time
that South America, where community radios were born 60 years ago, will be
hosting the global conference of community radios. Furthermore, Argentina
and the Latin America & Caribbean region are undergoing dynamic social
changes and have rich experiences to share with the world movement of
community radio. AMARC 10 will be a weeklong event in the second half of
2010. It is expected to bring together more than 400 community
broadcasters and stakeholders from over 110 countries and all regions of
the world.

Through service to members, networking and project implementation, the
World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters AMARC, brings together a
network of more than 4,000 community radios, Federations and community
media stakeholders in more than 115 countries.

The main global impact of AMARC since its creation in 1983, has been to
accompany and support the establishment of a world wide community radio
sector that has democratized the media sector. AMARC advocates for the
right to communicate at the international, national, local and
neighborhood levels and defends and promotes the interests of the
community radio movement through solidarity, networking and cooperation.

For further information please to: http://www.amarc.org


<http://english.pnn.ps/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4052&Itemid=31>


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7. East London, UK - Pirate radio stations wiped off the air in crackdo
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:51 pm ((PST))

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Subject: [MRN] Pirate radio stations wiped off the air in crackdown raids
From: "radtimes" <resist@comcast.net>
Date: Sat, November 22, 2008 21:34
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Pirate radio stations wiped off the air in crackdown raids

http://www.eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk/content/towerhamlets/advertiser/news/story.aspx?brand=ELAOnline&category=news&tBrand=northlondon24&tCategory=newsela&itemid=WeED15%20Nov%202008%2002%3A13%3A08%3A623

15 November 2008
Mike Brooke

PIRATE radio stations have been wiped off the air in a crackdown in
East London by broadcasting regulators in a joint operation with the
local authority.

The pirates were using three council tower blocks in Tower Hamlets to
broadcast illegally.

Now the Town Hall is warning of further raids against illegal
operators after the crackdown at Sivill House, Anglia House and
Brodick House tower blocks in Bethnal Green.

War was declared on the pirates two years ago with a special joint
task force of council officers and Ofcom, the broadcasting regulators.

Its first success led to six pirate stations being raided in
Whitechapel and Wapping where high-rise blocks of flats were being
used as clandestine aerial sites.

The pirate stations are said to be "highly profitable operations"
which damage buildings when they put aerials on roofs and wire into
electric supplies.

Service workers have been refusing to go on some of the roofs because
of the dangers caused by the wiring.

Some properties were even flooded because of damage to the roofs.

Officials also received complaints from tenants who had been
threatened by people putting in the pirate installations.

The council installed 24-hour CCTV security to monitor roof hatches
in the three blocks to outflank the pirates. The system is now being
extended to three more tower blocks.

Illegal broadcasters can cause interference to emergency service
frequencies, such as fire and ambulance, as well as air traffic
control, says Ofcom. They also interfere with signals from legal
radio stations.


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8. Davis, CA, USA - Arrrrrrrr you ready for some pirate radio?
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:59 pm ((PST))

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Subject: [MRN] Arrrrrrrr you ready for some pirate radio?
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Date: Sat, November 22, 2008 21:35
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Arrrrrrrr you ready for some pirate radio?

http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/1929

Course offered through Davis People's Free School

Written by CHRIS RUE
Published November 13, 2008

The Davis community got a peek inside the world of local radio
through the Davis People's Free School course, pirate radio. Taught
by Davis resident and radio enthusiast Mark Chang, the class will
meet again to set up an antenna and broadcast a radio show throughout
Davis. Contact Chang about the upcoming broadcast or future pirate
radio classes at toptriode@gmail.com.

The term pirate radio, which refers to unlicensed radio
transmissions, comes from the first broadcasts of music in England in
the '60s. According to Chang, a group of people boarded a ship and
broadcasted music from just off shore.

"Maybe that's where the word 'pirate' first comes from," Chang said.
"They were broadcasting from a boat."

The class overviews the fundamentals of radio, including the theory
of making radio waves and an explanation of the parts that go into
making a radio. By the end of the course, Chang will teach his
students how to set up a full time radio show and broadcast a short
signal from anywhere - even a bicycle.

"People [may] have specific questions about how to make a
transmitter, so they can ride a bicycle around have other bicycles
play the same music," he said.

Radio has always been an interest to Chang, a UC Davis graduate. He
set up and hosted his own pirate radio show in Davis from 1993 to
1999 called Davis Live Radio. In addition to playing music, Chang
would broadcast roving reports, speaking to locals such as a drunken
woman at a laundromat to people at the Jack-in-the-Box drive through,
all from the confines of his living room.

"It was almost like I was cruising around town meeting people, but I
was just sitting in my living room just talking," he said. "I wanted
to have a sense that people out there were participating and get
people excited about it."

The pirate radio class draws on Chang's experiences and goes into the
details of setting up a mini studio. He will explain how to use parts
like antennas, transmitters and amplifiers - equipment that can be
bought online.

While creating a broadcast signal has become increasingly
straightforward, staying on the air is a more difficult task. With
the Federal Communications Commission giving preference to commercial
stations, there is "not much more room left on the radio dial" for a
pirate radio show, according to Chang.

"The airwaves are controlled by the corporations," he said. "The FCC
isn't really protecting the low power radio stations."

KDRT, a volunteer-driven radio station in Davis, recently won a bout
with the FCC to avoid being pushed off the air, which shifted their
broadcast from 101.5 FM to 95.7 FM. According to production manager
and radio host Autumn Labbe-Renault, the Davis community "stepped up"
to protect local radio.

"It would not have happened without the support of the community and
our elected officials," she said. "We are here to fill a void in
local content."

The Davis People's Free School, a non-hierarchical learning project
established in the 2007, contacted Chang about teaching a pirate
radio class. Marguerite Wilson, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the
School of Education and one of the founders of the free school,
believes the pirate radio course falls in line with their values.

"I think that pirate radio, among many other things, is a great
example of people learning how to do and know things themselves
rather than relying on institutions," she said in an e-mail
interview. "I think Mark's class is a great way to make something
that is normally inaccessible to most people - i.e. radio technology
- accessible to wide group of people."

For more information about the Davis People's Free School, check out
their page on Davis Wiki or e-mail davispeoplesfreeschool@riseup.net.
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CHRIS RUE can be reached at arts@theaggie.org.

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