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Jeff Abrams of Boise Community Radio and Lupito Flores of KYRS Spokane have teamed up to make the case for financial support of independent, noncommercial radio projects like theirs for the latest newsletter from Social Justice Fund.

Here is an excerpt:

After lifting a decade-long application freeze, the FCC has recently awarded a wave of noncommercial broadcast licenses for grassroots organizations to establish new locally programmed, community-based radio stations across the country. These groups now have a powerful opportunity to use the ubiquitous nature of radio to re-connect communities – giving citizens their voice back and establishing new resources as indispensable as any city park, library or firehouse. Among other benefits, these new facilities will empower listeners and nonprofit groups by expanding awareness and mobilization capacity on local issues such as freedom of speech, women’s issues, cultural identity, arts and humanities, public health, environment, disability awareness, social welfare, and public governance.

Many new licensees have also recently received federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce to build these facilities. However, these awards are generally tied to a 25% local matching funds requirement.

Read the complete piece at the Social Justice Fund website.

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Prometheus takes the show on the road

LPFM strategies across the South from Prometheus Radio

Exploring the power of participatory radio in the Deep South

Raleigh’s racist radio from No Warning Shots Fired

Baton Rough Progressive Network gets their radio license back

LPFM: Light at the end of the tunnel? from Reclaim the Media

LPFM bill poised for passage from Prometheus Radio

KYRS children’s program wins Chase Youth award

Building hope from outside in, reaching inmates through the airwaves

The spectrum buy back plan and radio from Inside Music Media

CRB approves settlement for royalty rates for ‘new subscription services’

Broadcasters enter into consent decrees for fines on public inspection files

The time to rethink your spot load is now from Ross on Radio

Political pundit David Pakman, age 25, has 65 affiliates for his radio show

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My half-hour special on one of the most fun events of SXSW 2010 aired today on KRFC community radio. SpokesBuzz was a showcase for 6 bands from Fort Collins, CO and was a huge success in terms of audience and exposure.

Candy Claws kids don matching bandanas

I interviewed a bunch of musicians including Shane from Wire Faces, the dudes from The Northern Way, Elena from Fierce Bad Rabbit, and a bunch of kids from Candy Claws. You’ll also hear SpokesBUZZ creator Dani Grant and the guys behind Project Save Rock & Roll – Bruce and JB.

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British opposition to Blair

Tony Blair forced to testify on war crimes to Iraq Inquiry by David Swanson

OBAMA

Jobs plan offered to Congress: $5K tax credit for every new hire

Cuts to Fed Govt greenhouse-gas emissions ordered by CS Monitor

Obama helps in play-by-play booth for Duke vs. Georgetown game

Theory behind Obama’s appearance with GOP by Sharon Fisher

POLITICS

Poll: Americans pretty clueless about politics, world from Raw Story

Justice Dept clears torture memo author John Yoo of misconduct

Health deal was reached days before Mass. election, says Sen. Harkin

Not too late to limit or reverse impact of Citizens United v. FEC

RADIO

Prometheus says the clock is ticking on LPFM bill from Radio Ink

Internet, new media support community radio, but problems remain

FCC OKs upping digital radio power from Benton Foundation

Community radio reaches out to Haiti from Prometheus Radio

MEDIA

BitTorrent census: About 99% of files infringe copyright from Ars Technica

Supreme Court decision good for free speech & bottom line, says NAB

Gay dating site’s Super Bowl ad denied by CBS, anti-abortion ad is OK

Laura Flanders on GRIT TV: Citizens United, Iraq, Howard Zinn

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Local leaders shut out of military-run relief efforts by Ansel Herz

TOP STORIES

Howard Zinn: How I want to be remembered from Common Dreams

Howard Zinn: A radical treasure by Bob Herbert

Blackwater’s youngest victim by Jeremy Scahill

Why Daniel Ellsberg may still be ‘Most dangerous man in America’

MEDIA THINKING

Ideas for Change: Make broadband a universal service

Is there still a market for new local radio stations?

Not-so-Breitbart & the story of James O’Keefe from Media Matters

Dispatches from the stacks from The Contrarian

AMERICAN POLITICS

Supreme Court ruling on campaign cash adds fuel to populist fire

GOP dismayed by Obama’s performance, letting cameras roll a ‘mistake’

Obama speaks at Republican retreat in Baltimore from WA Post

Does Fox News coverage = GOP campaign contribution? by Eric Boehlert

HAITI LATEST

Sending hope over the airwaves by Ansel Herz

Community radio stations obliterated, off the air from CPJ

UN envoy criticizes US relief efforts from McClatchy

Oil in Haiti, reasons for US occupation by Ezili Danto

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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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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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