[Imc-worcester] Prometheus Currently on Tour in New England, and Canada!
hannahjs at prometheusradio.org
Wed Jul 28 15:37:29 PDT 2004
Dear Friends in New England and Canada:
Pete Tridish from the Prometheus Radio Project (with Sakura Saunders)
will be on tour throughout New England to talk about media reform, Low
Power FM radio, and grassroots media organizing for the next two weeks!
Their tour comes on the heels of the victory in the historic
Prometheus-versus-the-FCC lawsuit, where Prometheus and its alies
stopped the FCC from allowing massive consolidation of media ownership.
Prometheus is taking the tour in preparation for our first radio
Barnraising in the Northeast, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire this fall.
We hope to see you when we come to town!
Prometheus will be stopping through the following cities:
Monday, July 26: Rockland, Maine
Tuesday, July 27th: Lowell, Massachusetts
Wednesday, July 28th: Bellows Falls, Vermont
Thursday, July 29th: Portsmouth, NH
Friday, July 30: Boston, Mass
Saturday, July 31: Nashua, NH
Sunday, August 1: Brattleboro, Vermont
Monday, August 2nd: Burlington, Vermont
Tuesday, August 3rd: Invite me! I'm free!
Wednesday, August 4th: Montreal
Thursday. August 5th: Montreal
Friday, August 6th: Portland, Maine
saturday. August 7th: Machias, Maine
Sunday, August 8th: Providence, Rhode Island
Monday August 9th: A tentative date in Connecticutt
Tuesday, August 10th: Whew! Back in Philly!
For venues, times and local contacts, call Pete Tridish at 215-605-9297.
Low Power Radio is Coming to the New Hampshire Seacoast!
Sept. 10-12th, 2004!
The Prometheus Radio Project is teaming up with Portsmouth Community
Radio, WSCA-LP, to launch their new radio station in Portsmouth, New
In the spirit of neighbors pulling together to put up a new building,
WSCA and Prometheus organizers will gather hundreds of Low Power FM
radio applicants, journalists, radio engineers, students, lawyers,
musicians, and activists from across the US to tune the antenna, finish
the studio, and flip on the station switch!
The station will be open to all political viewpoints, and has
community-wide support as well as the support of numerous local business
owners, the Portsmouth City Hall, and the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of
Commerce. Station organizers look forward to building room for a wider
spectrum of viewpoints than the region's corporate media currently
In 1999, Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire was one of the earliest
opponents of Low Power FM radio. He introduced Senate Bill 2068, which
would have stopped all LPFM. At the time, it seemed that he was just
doing a favor for the powerful commercial broadcasting interests, and
National Public Radio, which voiced opposition to the FCC's LPFM
initiative. But -- after three years of delays directly resulting from
the efforts behind that bill, a local community organization in Senator
Gregg's own backyard is about to go on the air.
The Barnraising weekend will feature over thirty workshops and
plenaries, with direct training in audio editing, fundraising, news
production, DJ skills, legal issues, and more. Trainers and attendees
will travel from all across New England, the United States, and Canada
to learn at these workshops, all while constructing the radio station
over the weekend. Click the links below for a full list of potential
workshops, and a simple registration page:
The WSCA-LP team has already received over 40 program proposals, ranging
from political talk shows to gardening hours, and even a yoga show!
The community voices that Congress has done so much to thwart are about
to get their turn in front of the microphone!
For more information, visit http://www.prometheusradio.org, or call
215.727.9620, or write info at prometheusradio.org.
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