Free Radio Berkeley

I have added a link to Free Radio Berkeley‘s website on the side bar. Their website contains a great deal of information about low power broadcasting. Free Radio Berkeley started out as a pirate (unlicensed) FM station. Like many unlicensed stations the Federal Communications Commission attempted to shut them down.

However, instead of playing dead, they fought the FCC in court on first amendment grounds and so far have met with legal success forcing the FCC to recognize and legitimate low power broadcasters.

Their website contains information about the history of Free Radio Berkeley, legal information, technical information regarding how to build radio and television transmitters, and pointers to other groups active in the field.

The mass communications media of this country have fallen into the hands of a very few large corporate interest. It is extremely important that the public have access to broadcast media and that’s what makes this micro-broadcasting movement so very important.

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