[A-IMC radio] [ www.AIR.org.nz ] The Station Radio Chomsky The
i_goldsmith at paradise.net.nz
Thu Oct 7 19:37:21 PDT 2004
www.AIR.org.nz is there and available.
It's registered. We are cooking! It's on Orcon. It's a gift from me
cost-wise to the group in appreciation.
The site has been purchased for the group for the purposes outlined
below and in accordance with the discussion that has taken place. I hope
that everything can produce startling results.
I personally feel that the name is a good one and that a bit of everyone
is there if combined with the description:
*'Opinion And News Analysis: Aotearoa Information Radio'
AIR is clever.
*The above title is a slight modification of Danyl's who I feel has made
an excellent contribution with that. I hope it can be endorsed as a nod
and a wink to it.
Discussions took place off-list as was requested for the purpose of
trying to arrive at a name. Do people with stations feel OK about the
outcome on this? Is it OK to get the website happening now with that?
Here is a slightly modified paragraph recently sent to Aaron of Raglan
which I feel it would be helpful to repeat. It's my own opinion:
What is important is a space there to list the stations. It's more
matter of fact in the approach - ie , 'this is what is there and this is
how we, the cluster of information radio stations via the website, can
help you set up your own information relay and encourage you' - that
kind of approach. Simple. Slick and helpful. The basics. Something with
a nice logo. Something that could even be linked to by Scoop perhaps, if
such a reputable organisation would be kind enough to consent to that as
a service to their readership ( - in the sense that it is a pointer to
a significant radio development that is complementary.) It would be a
privilege if that could happen. Perhaps it could be web-linked to in a
similar regard, by others with web pages where readers are interested in
discussion and policy radio in terms of odd perspectives and interesting
analysis from different stations who are broadcasting material that is
similar from certain angles, but also individually idiosyncratic in
part, where individual stations wish to express personal preference at a
1) That we focus on promoting the individual stations and
*information radio* in general (setting up the
indymedia.org.nz/radio page will be part of this process)
www.AIR.org.nz could serve that purpose. I think it looks very good when combined with the description: ' Opinion and News Analysis: Aotearoa Information Radio'. Comments on that?
2) That we invite people to join and use *this list as a
point of contact and for general enquiries* (tech advice
The website could have pointers to that.
3) That we use whatever title we think is appropriate in
reference to the loose alliance of radio types using this
list as a networking tool until there is a clear need for a
more formal identity and title
A formal title and identity such as *www.AIR.org.nz* with a nice logo is a useful for promoting the existence of the stations.
' Opinion and News Analysis: Aotearoa Information Radio' makes it clear what it all is. Once all the stations are streaming as Radio Chomsky is, the site would prove very useful for access. Eventually you could have a situation where anyone encountering the site could listen to any station no matter where they are located. It could also provide pointers to other stations like 'Flashpoint Radio' and 'Democracy Now!'. Reference to the likes of www.radio4all.net and other useful information resources for broadcasting. Reference to good tech advice - ie how to acquire a good quality aerial and transmitter.
4) That we make it clear in any public or media release that
the handle we are using to refer to the network is a working
title *not the name of a formal organisation
www.AIR.org.nz* with 'Opinion and News Analysis: Aotearoa Information Radio' could be a formal title and formal description.
* 5) That *we help to promote existing public radio
organisations* (eg LPFM Association in Auckland) and *assist
in the emergence of new ones* (eg LPFM Association in Welly,
Ian's NZIRBA idea)
Aotearoa Information Radio could provide information resources to other existing radio stations and turn them onto the analysis that is available. Other stations could join the network if they wish to broadcast the Information Radio material.
It need not just be low powered FM transmission in that respect.
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