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Truthout offers exclusive video interview with ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis

TOP STORIES

Democrats propose increase of national debt by $2 trillion; More background

Air America bankruptcy brings end to live programming

Ron Paul: ‘Take out’ the CIA for dealing drugs, assassinations, war-mongering

Dennis Kucinich shreds Dems for betraying promise of change from Raw Story

HAITI UPDATES

Plane full of meds turned away but patients need treatment from Media Hacker

Boy saved after week under rubble, girl killed by Haitian police for looting

Hope for Haiti telethon to air live on TV and Internet Friday 8pm EST

Insight into Wyclef Jean’s foundation under attack from Jack & Jill Politics

PRESS FREEDOM

Student staff resigns following high school censorship battle

What makes for a critical press? Save the News sees a role for govt support

State Dept to offer financial support for grassroots Internet freedom work

Russian journalist dies after police beating from Reuters

MORE MEDIA

FCC plans to expand ‘robocall’ restrictions

FCC closes cable programming loophole

Why OK Go’s new video won’t be seen 50 million times from Future of Music

Student resigns from paper after publication of cartoon urging hate crime

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Denver mayor Hickenlooper vs. VT Sen. Sanders

War is peace & right is center: Newspeak skews political debate by David Sirota

TOP 4

Fri. news dump: ACLU wins release of names of Bagram detainees from FDL

Rep. Schakowsky prepares legislation to ban Blackwater by Jeremy Scahill

Sen. Dodd may drop consumer protection agency from Wall St Journal

Scientists cautiously optimistic as Doomsday clock reset from AFP

MEDIA

Read the best of the 13,000 net neutrality comments now on the public record

How the music industry is about to change from Inside Music Media

Jan. 31 deadline approaches for Internet radio stations from Broadcast Law Blog

Clear Channel debuts Google-like contextual radio ad platform from MediaPost

ETC

Reporter Dahr Jamail on Iraq War vet jailed for writing Stop Loss hip hop song

Beijing police cancel China’s 1st ever gay pageant from AFP

NY Post claims Lou Dobbs will not run for office from Think Progress

A letter to Rush Limbaugh by Roger Ebert

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Do radios belong in museums?

I read two quotes today that really stood out.

So let’s start with the bad news, courtesy of Bob Lefsetz, who published his 2010 predictions this week:

Terrestrial Radio – A dying medium for music.
The stations are overleveraged, or already in bankruptcy, and they’re cutting back infrastructure and banking on twenty plus minutes of commercials per hour.  You’re supposed to double down, innovate in a crisis.  But terrestrial radio has done just the opposite.  It’s dying, and it will never come back.  In a world where no one experiences a commercial they don’t want to, do you really expect people to listen to what you tell them and be sold to every third minute?  You’re dreaming.
Terrestrial radio will be about news and talk, those elements that are immediate.  Music’s been recorded previously, there’s no urgency to sit through the b.s. to hear what you want to.

Okay, well this isn’t really good news, sorry, but a writer named Craig Jenkins cheered me up when he posted a really funny comment to a story on Prefix Mag about Iggy Pop’s bizarre new car insurance commercial:

I like to pretend that all of my punk heroes were secretly hunted down and killed somewhere in the 80s and replaced with money grubbing, attention seeking androids. Helps me reconcile the Iggy Pop and Lou Reed of 1969 with the Iggy Pop and Lou Reed of 2009.

So my opinion on over-the-air FM radio is that there’s no way its dead. It is still ubiquitous, everyone has a radio in their house, most everyone with a car has one too. It is true that commercial radio is a disaster, I can’t stand to listen to it. But public radio is a different story. So tune in to your local non-commercial radio stations (generally 92.1 and below).

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Former "Most-trusted man" on TV

Slideshow of mostly showbiz & sports stars who passed away in 2009

LISTEN- Press freedom on the front lines from Free Speech Radio News

Iraq to take steps to bring Blackwater’s murderers to justice

Airport security: Two alternatives to full-body scanners

Dems seek to shorten primaries, rein in superdelegates from CS Monitor

Hotel WiFi should be a right, not a luxury from TechCrunch

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Live-blogging Ashura protests in Iran from Daily Nite Owl

Simple fix for the messed up Sunday morning talk shows by Jay Rosen

LOOK- Picturing the past 10 years (cool graphic)

Gazans mark anniversary of Israeli invasion from Al Jazeera

1 year after war, global citizens step up for Gaza by Medea Benjamin

Indie radio station’s power lies with its people from NY Times

AT&T refusal to ship iPhones to NYC doesn’t add up from All Things Digital

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StoryCorps: National Day of Listening

Social history project records ordinary people’s stories from Democracy Now

Senator Specter looks to revive 9/11 suits against Saudis

The joys of airstrikes and anonymity by Glenn Greenwald

Why did Obama kill Johnsen nomination? from FireDogLake

10 news media content trends to watch in 2010 from Mashable

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Broadband, consolidation and neutrality are my subjects this evening on Olympia’s community radio station KAOS. In order of their attribution on the show, here are the links to my sources from tonight’s 30 minutes. Stream or download the archived show by CLICKING HERE.

Broadband money begins to flow from Broadband Breakfast

The Killer App of 1900 by Glenn Fleishman on Publicola, Seattle’s News Elixir

Research shows doubts about effect of stimulus by Matt Lasar from Ars Technica

McDonalds launching free WiFi by David Coursey from PC World

Google is providing free WiFi at 47 US airports

MuniWireless coverage of first grant winners announcement

Broadband report on stimulus grant winners from Scribd

Rural broadband grants will help America compete by Ben Scott, Free Press

Measure results of $7.2b broadband funds by Charles Benton & Kate Williams

Obama: Cash vs. Principles by Kim Hart from The Hill

Why FCC should stop Comcast from buying NBC by David Coursey from PC World

Don’t let Telecom segregate the Internet by Malkia Cyril, Chris Rabb & Joe Torres

FCC questions Comcast-GE venture by David Goetzl from Media Post

Comcast’s voluntary public interest commitments from Bloomberg

Exposing Comcast’s hollow ‘Public Interest’ commitments from Free Press

Where does Comcast/NBCU rate on ‘Trade Association Scale”? by Harold Feld

PEG Channels’ New Best Friend by Bunnie Riedel, for Multichannel News

Broadband in yo face (AUDIO) from MAG-NET

Majority of minorities not using Internet from Internet Innovation

LPFM: Out of the House, into the Senate by Candace Clement

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