Tuesday, 10 February 2009

[creative-radio] Digest Number 2564

There are 3 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. The World's Toughest Microphone?
From: George Lessard

2. Explicit Music Banned from Jamaica Electronic Media
From: George Lessard

3. AMARC AFRICA 4th Panafrican Conference - 4ème conférence de l'
From: George Lessard

1. The World's Toughest Microphone?
Posted by: "George Lessard" mediamentor@gmail.com themediamentor
Date: Mon Feb 9, 2009 8:29 am ((PST))

The World's Toughest Microphone?

For a fun time, check out this exploration in microphone abuse on YouTube:


The mike being beat up is the legendary Shure SM-58, the vocal mike of
choice for every basement band (and even a lot of them that make it to the
concert stage)

Enjoy it, but be very skeptical. A few things I can believe .. using it as
a hammer, dropping it from a balcony onto concrete, putting it in the
freezer is believeable. Maybe even the part where they put it head-down in
a jar of water.

The less believeable part starts when they run over it twice with a car
(small car, Toyota). The mesh gets dented and the video producers say there
is a slight difference in sound quality (how "slight" is it, folks? At this
point I wondered how critical their ears are ..)

Via / from / thanks to


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2. Explicit Music Banned from Jamaica Electronic Media
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Mon Feb 9, 2009 8:12 pm ((PST))

Explicit Music Banned from Jamaica Electronic Media
Published on Sunday, February 8, 2009
By Oscar Ramjeet
Caribbean Net News Special Correspondent
Caribbean Net News

KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica, the watchdog
over the island's electronic media, has banned radio and television
stations from airing songs with content deemed explicitly sexual and
violent, even if concealed by bleeps.

The Jamaica Gleaner reported that the Commission said dancehall songs that
qualify as "daggering" content -- the rapidly emerging culture of
quasi-erotic dances and music -- will also be outlawed from the airwaves.


"We must work together to stop enriching people like Vybz Kartel who
create filth and are then paid when they release it on the public. The
corporate giants in this nation who are promoting such filth need to come
into the schools and see what is happening to the minds of the young,"
wrote Tyson, principal of the co-ed school, Ardenne High.

The Broadcasting Commission has come under pressure in recent months as
complaints mounted, particularly in print media, that the organisation
should ramp up its policing of the airwaves and sanction stations
breaching the Television and Sound Broadcasting Regulations.

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3. AMARC AFRICA 4th Panafrican Conference - 4ème conférence de l'
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Mon Feb 9, 2009 11:24 pm ((PST))

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Subject: [Asiapacific-general] AMARC AFRICA 4th Panafrican Conference -
4ème conférence de l'AMARC Afrique
From: "info@africa.amarc.org" <info@africa.amarc.org>
Date: Mon, February 9, 2009 19:22
To: "Secretariat" <secretariat@si.amarc.org>

English follows....

February 10, 2009

To AMARC Africa members

Invitation to the 4th Panafrican Conference of AMARC Africa on April
27-30 2009 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Dear colleagues,

In accordance with the provisions established by AMARC Africa
Constitution, and on behalf of AMARC Africa Board, I am pleased to
announce that the 4th Panafrican Conference of AMARC Africa will be held
in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire April 27-30 . Please find attached draft
agenda of the Panafrican Conference and of the General Assembly of AMARC

The General Assembly will complete the reconstruction of the AMARC
Africa network according to the members needs, by adopting the new
Constitution; defining the AMARC Africa strategic plan 2009-2012 and by
electing the members of the board of directors. Furthermore, the 4th
Panafrican Conference will permit through training for trainers and
knowledge sharing to increase the social impact of community radio in
achieving development and good governance objectives in Africa.

The AMARC Africa Board cordially invites you to register, at
http://africa.amarc.org/index.php?p=Pan_African_Conferences&l=EN and
indicate if you require sponsorship to participate. Please note that
only members in good standing can vote or be represented by proxy. We
also invite you to actively contribute by responding to the attached
social impact evaluation of your community radio; as well as to send us
a written presentation on issues of the Conference, so they will be
distributed to the participants, may be the chosen for presentation in
workshops as well as be published with the conference procedures

For further information please contact the secretariat at

Yours sincerely,

Grace Githaiga
President AMARC Africa
Le 10 février, 2009

Aux membres de l'AMARC Afrique

Invitation à a 4ème Conférence panafricaine de l'AMARC Afrique du 27 au
30 avril, à Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

Cher(e) collègues,

Conformément aux dispositions établies par la Constitution de l'AMARC
Afrique et en représentation du conseil d'administration, je suis
heureuse de vous annoncer que lla 4ème conférence panafricaine de
l'AMARC Afrique se tiendra à Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, du 27 au 30 avril,
2009. Veuillez s.v.p. trouver en pièce jointe, le programme provisoire
de la conférence panafricaine et de l'assemblée générale de l'AMARC

L'assemblée générale complétera le processus de reconstruction du réseau
de l'AMARC Afrique d'après les besoins des membres et se traduira, entre
autres; par l'adoption d'une nouvelle Constitution; la définition du
plan d'action stratégique pour 2009-2010 et par l'élection des membres
du conseil. De plus, la 4ème conférence panafricaine permettra la
formation de formateurs et l'échange de connaissances nécessaires à
l'augmentation de l'impact social des radios communautaires dans
l'atteinte des objectifs de développement et de bonne gouvernance en

Le conseil d'administration de l'AMARC Afrique vous invite cordialement
à vous inscrire à
http://africa.amarc.org/index.php?p=Conferences_pan-africaines&l=FR et
indiquer, aussitôt que possible, si vous avez besoin d'une subvention
pour participer. Veuillez noter que seuls les membres en règle peuvent
voter où être présents par procuration. Nous vous invitons également à
contribuer activement au succès de la conférence en répondant à
l'évaluation sur l'impact social de votre radio communautaire, en pièce
jointe; de même que de nous envoyer une présentation par écrit sur un
thème de la conférence, que peut être distribué aux participants, faire
l'objet d'une présentation dans un atelier et être publié avec les
documents de la conférence.

Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez contacter le secrétariat à


Grace Githaiga
President AMARC Africa

Asiapacific-general mailing list

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