Friday December 28th I aired snippets of interviews, coverage of stories missed by the corporate press including cable franchise agreements, the decline of over-the-air broadcasting, video news releases, the FCC hearing in Seattle, the importance of LPFM, and issues of gender and race in the media… subjects irritating and inspirational.
You can listen to PART ONE (featuring Deb Vinsel of TCTV, Diane Farsetta of PRWatch, Joe Pollock + Karynne Rayner + Bryan Johnson of KAOS) and PART TWO (featuring an awesome phone call from Jeff Abrams of Radio Boise, select FCC testimonies, Bruce Dixon of Black Agenda Report, and grad student Erin Gentry on street art in the gendered city). BEST- OF-2007 is hosted on the Honorama server. Thanks, Evan!
The actions of the American people and our elected officials in 2008 will no doubt have lasting effects on US media policy, and the next President will appoint the FCC’s new chairman. Meanwhile, Kevin Martin still has another year to serve corporate interests and the Bush administration…
The January 4th cinema special will examine the Writer’s Guild strike, and the return of David Letterman, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and even Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to teevee in January. Ellen DeGeneres and Carson Daly have crossed the picket line already. Will DeGeneres host Emmy in January without clips? Will the media corporations and producers agree to writers’ terms in time for Stewart to host Oscar in February?
Plus, tune in for highlights from interviews with Kurt Cobain: About A Son director AJ Schnack, Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League and more… -Radioactive Gavin.