In the late 1990s, a movement emerged of more than 1,000 pirate broadcasters around the USA, in civil disobedience against the corporate ownership of the main media outlets. This lecture examines what the low-power FM struggle communicates about social change, through political and technological action.
Pete Tridish is a radio engineer and media activist, who has worked with hundreds of community groups to build radio stations and change the laws to create opportunities for ownership of stations by social justice organizations.
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