Press Release: for Immediate Distribution
Who: Portland Independent Media Center & Microradio.net
What: 4 Watts of Freedom: a Workshop on Internet and Microradio Broadcasting
When: Saturday March 17 1PM - 3PM & 4PM -6PM (Two Part Workshop)
Where: Pinko's 425 SE 3rd (Behind Sheridan Fruit Company)
From Seattle to Philidelphia, Prague, Washington DC and beyond, internet audio broadcasting has been used to get street-level news out to listeners in the world seeking more in-depth coverage than the mainstream media are willing to provide. But how do you get this breaking coverage out of the 'digital ghetto' of the web and onto the airwaves? In the 2 part workshop "4 Watts of Freedom", Jonathan Jay of Microradio.net (Seattle) will present his model of CAMP FIREs (Community Access Microradio Production Facilities for Independent Radical/Revolutionary Expression), which allows local Low Power FM broadcasters to share audio material through the internet and form a larger, independent media network.
About Jonathan Jay, Microradio.net and Portland Independent Media Center:
Jonathan Jay got his start in pirate radio in 1994. In 1999, he helped to found microradio projects Free Seattle Radio and then Studio X, which hosted the groundbreaking live net and pirate broadcasts during the anti-WTO protests. Since then, he has been working to 'cross the digital divide' with Microradio.net, a portal to several FM and net broadcasters around the world, and to foster broadcast 'electronic civil disobedience' wherever he can. The Portland Independent Media Center started up in the Fall of 2000 as a forum for local news on alternative and underrepresented areas. Anyone is free to post to the site, and "4 Watts of Freedom" is the first workshop in a series of trainings aimed at providing resources for independent journalists.
For Further Information:
Please visit: www.microradio.net
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