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||mediageek 24 December 2009: The Penultimate Mediageek||On this penultimate edition of mediageek I take a look back at two segments exploring unlicensed radio. First, we revisit some audio from the Radio Access Democracy conference in 2004, including interviews with participants of a transmitter building workshop. Then we listen to an interview with filmmaker Michael Lahey who produced the documentary Making Waves, [...]||12/27/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||mediageek 17 Dec 2009: The House Passes LPFM Restoration Bill||The big news this week is that the House finally voted on and passed the Local Community Radio Act of 2009. Now that we’re half-way to the restoration of LPFM I thought we’d take a look back at some of the pressure that caused the FCC to create LPFM in the first place. We revisit [...]||12/20/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||mediageek 10 December 2009: One Down, Three to Go, with the Yes Men||The mediageek radioshow is coming to a close with the end of 2009, so for the last four shows we’ll be listening to some of Paul’s favorite interviews from the last seven years. On today’s program we listen to two different interviews with media pranksters and identity correctors, the Yes Men. First we listen to [...]||12/13/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||mediageek 3 December 2009: Indymedia Turns 10||This week we discuss the ten-year anniversary of Indymedia and the “Battle in Seattle.” Also, an important announcement about the radioshow. Download/Podcast: mediageek 3 December 2009 broadcast quality mp3 Listen Now: Go get Adobe Flash Player!||12/7/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||mediageek 12 November 2009: Knight Commission Studies Info Needs of Communities||At a time when media and information technology continues to become more pervasive, it stands to question whether all this tech actually gives us access to the information we need to live our lives better as individuals and citizens. The Knight Commission was formed to investigate the information needs of communities in a democracy and [...]||11/16/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||mediageek 5 November 2009: Possible Interference Boost for HD Radio & SF’s Pirate Cat Leaves the Air||John Anderson from DIYmedia.net joins us this week to review recent news in digital and pirate radio. First he tells us about a proposed power boost for HD Radio that would increase interference on the FM dial. Then we discuss the recent voluntary shutdown of San Francisco’s Pirate Cat radio in response to an FCC [...]||11/8/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||mediageek 29 October 2009: FCC Revisits Network Neutrality||FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is showing no trepidation about jumping in to Network Neutrality, a subject that he advised President Obama on prior to the election. The Commission recently approved a proceeding to create new rules enshrining principles of internet freedom into policy. On this week’s show we discuss the proposed rules and their possible [...]||11/1/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||mediageek radioshow 15 October 2009: A Real Shot at LPFM Expansion?||On October 15 the House Commerce Committee passed the Local Radio Act by unanimous voice vote, potentially clearing the way for the best shot LPFM has had at being restored since 2000. We discuss this optimistic news along with the FCC clearing the way for noncommercial FM stations to move in on the space formerly [...]||10/18/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||mediageek 10 October 2009: ChiTownDailyNews Tries a New Model for Local Journalism||Due to disastrous technical difficulties the live recording of this week’s show was lost. Instead, here is one from the archives: April 2, 2009 Geoff Dougherty is the founding editor of ChiTownDailyNews, a locally-focused news website employing professional journalists working with over 100 volunteer reporters to cover Chicago news not reported in the major mainstream [...]||10/11/2009||Free||View In iTunes|