[Noisebridge-discuss] Come to NB TONIGHT 5-6-7-8 PM for NB Radio meeting. :)

Josh Wilson joshua at artsandmedia.net
Wed Sep 11 00:57:41 UTC 2013


Hello folks, I was at the meeting last week and had the chance to talk about a project to help organize local nonprofits that want to apply for an lpfm station. 

There is information about this available from Common Frequency (they're out of Davis): http://lpfmnow.org/    

The "bigger picture" around this, in terms of community media resources, is that competition for Bay Area frequencies is anticipated not only from local nonprofits, but also from national religious broadcasters that work through local partners. 

One of the CF founders, Todd Urick, a radio engineer, is looking to do the engineering and application processing pro bono (it's usually $2k) for Bay Area nonprofits, so as to build up community representation on the docket. 

As I understand it, the process is as follows: After the filing window closes, applications end up getting dropped or consolidated (which the radio nerds call "MXing," because it bundles together "mutually exclusive" or competing applications). 

Depending on a variety of circumstances, the resulting radio station can end up an awkward timeshare forced by the FCC's hand. However, it's possible to bring some intentionality to that MXing process, which in the Bay Area's case would be really awesome. 

Last Tuesday, JC said suggested to me that NoiseBridge could host a meeting about building a station. It might be really cool to do that, especially after the filing window closes, so the MX'd nonprofit applicants can talk about how sharing a community resource might work. The tripartite pillars might be really invaluable in such a conversation.  

I can't make the meeting tonight due to family duties, but plan to show up next week, and hopefully will have Jeff Shaw from Common Frequency in tow. Todd's in LA, or he'd be there too. 

Thanks for your consideration! Hope to see you next week and I welcome any feedback, meantime. 

Josh




On Sep 10, 2013, at 4:02 PM, giovanni_re <john_re at fastmail.us> wrote:

> You're invited!  :)
> 
> People!  Noisebridgers!  Entities on the CC!  :
> 
> Come to NB TONIGHT 5-6-7-8 PM for the FIRST, REAL, UNOFFICIAL, NB Radio
> meeting. :)
> 
> 
> --
> Siete months ago I posted to the NB CQ (Amateur Radio) list that any
> hacker space with the audacity to name itself "Noisebridge" sure aughta
> have itself a United States of America, Federal Communications
> Comissioned, Frequency Modulated Broadcast Band, Licensed, "Radio"
> station.
> 
> "[CQ] K-Noisebridge - NB should start an FM radio station. "The Bridge"
> " 
> 
> On Wed, Feb 6, 2013, at 06:18 PM, Socrates Wilde wrote:
>> Please, keep me apprised of any developments in the area.
>> 
>> Thanks,
> 
> 
> Since then, all matter of hilarity has ensued.
> 
> 
> Norman Bradley notified us that the FCC is givin away free spectrum.
> 
> [Noisebridge-discuss] The Radio gauntlet is not tossed. 
> 
> 
> I, rather than drivin to Washington & pickin us up some, & bringin it
> back to Noisebridge & stickin it on the hacker shelves for someone to
> use if they needed some, I proposed we stick up an antenna & try
> squirtin some of it all over town - just because we could.
> 
> Youda thought I put out honey for flies.
> 
> 
> Well.
> 
> Jesus came by & taught us all how to love Software Defined Radio.
> 
> 
> On Thu, Aug 15, 2013, at 06:31 PM, Alexandra Glowaski sayd:
>> Can we get KCAH?
> 
> 
> On Fri, Aug 16, 2013, at 01:02 AM, girlgeek did repoast:
>> K NB _ ?  or K _ NB ?
>> 
> ssissippi and all.
>>>> 
>>>>    So here are some of the relevant web sites:
>>>>    The original article from John Hightower:
>>>>    http://otherwords.org/get-radio-active/
>>>>    The Prometheus Radio Project, "Freeing the airwaves from
>>>>    corporate control": http://www.prometheusradio.org/
>>>>    More information from Prometheus:
>>>>    http://www.prometheusradio.org/FCC_Update_June2013
> 
> 
> Johny Radio went out & produced a Tele-Vision program of some freake NB
> museic,
> just to show us what NBers are capable of!
> 
> Go Jonie!
> 
> Martin Of Video gave the NB Radio wiki a bootyfull TOC, plus content,
> & worked to go warbicycling the Mission.
> 
> 
> & Danny De Small,  real, live DJ, tol us:  "
>> [What suggestions do you have, as a working DJ, about a radio station by > hackers, for either hackers or potential hackers?] 
>> First and foremost have fun. 
> "
> 
> 
> --
> Unfortunately , these FCC peeps. seem to require some sorta "E-Paper"
> work, & some sorta competitive bidding thing, prolly cause their. the
> gubmint, & they think they should do it that way, just cause they can.
> "Nya, Nya, Nya".
> 
> :(
> 
> Sew, i propose we have a party.
> 
> 
> So haul your a*bleep*bleep* out of your
> Hacker Rejuvenator [(c) TM 2013 Giovanni Re. [ ;) ] ]
> & come on down to the best party in --town.  
> 
> 
> Come to NB TONIGHT 5-6-7-8 PM for NB Radio meeting. :) 
> 
> 
> You don't need me there to start the party.
> The party starts when you walk in.
> 
> CU.  :)
> 
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