Low Power Radio Conference to be Held in DavisSan Francisco Bay Area 03 Oct 2005 06:07 GMT
On October 8th and 9th, KDRT-LPFM will be hosting the Low Power Radio Roundup, an event meant to bring together the many emerging community stations around California and Oregon. In 2000, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created the low power radio service, as a way for community groups to get access to the airwaves in a time of excessive radio consolidation. Since then, over 80 new radio stations have hit the air in California alone. As these community groups have little prior experience in radio, this conference is meant to provide a space for these stations to network and share skills and experience. The event will include training in radio journalism, internet streaming, and radio theater, as well as cover a variety of station management and legal issues. In addition to inviting low power radio stations, this event will bring together more established community and pirate radio stations from California and Oregon. It is being co-sponsored by the Prometheus Radio Project, KPFA, and the UC Davis Technocultural Studies department. Audio about the low power radio movement and its roots in pirate radio. Read the conference announcement, with a description of workshops and information about registering.