Media Freedom, Pirate Radio & The Digital Revolution.
Originally a blog about running a Pirate Radio Station in Boulder Colorado, USA from early 2000 to early 2005 when the FCC finally shut Boulder Free Radio (KBFR) down. Will continue to post though on the developments of underground radio in all forms, analog and digital (from pirate radio to Podcasting). The world is changing and it's going to be interesting.
SHIT! It's been a year since any of us have posted here! Well, with the fuckhead Republicans out of power, sort of, maybe it's time to look at doing another station. The last run in with the FCC was similar to gestapo tactics (they lied, served innocents with notices of liability, forced an unrelated to the station guy to hire a lawyer to defend himself, etc. etc. etc.). Assholes.
So, now that America SEEMS to be coming to it's senses (at least to some degree) , maybe it's time to rise up again. Make it real, take it back.
Why is there a KBFR (pirate/underground/unlicensed radio in Boulder, CO) ?
Why is Boulder Free Radio an underground pirate station? It's because the NAB and NPR bought a couple of senators and killed the low power radio service rules that almost came into being in 2000.
"I've had all the diversity I can stand", said Conrad Burns (R-Mont), Chair of the Senate Telecom Subcommittee speaking at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) at the1999 annual April conference to show support for NAB and NPR's opposition to the Low Power Radio Service (LPRS).
You may be wondering, "why should I care if some freaks can't get their noise and culture out on a radio station?" Because radio is not just another business.
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