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America's premier Progressive network will broadcast an all-day marathon from their archives.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 18, 2008

9:00 AM - 1 AM Eastern time (WBAI/WPFW)
8:00 AM - 12 Midnight -November 19th Central time (KPFT)
6:00 AM - 10 PM Pacific time (KPFA/KPFK)

Listen online by clicking one of the radio stations listed on the right side of the page under

Can you believe it:  Pacifica Founder Lewis Hill's mission was to create a new kind of radio, supported by listeners, owing nothing to sponsors, providing an outlet for creative expression, and a safe haven for artistic experiments with the radio medium.

I grew up listening to Pacifica and highly recommend it.

How to push back against corporate media.

From the Vault to the Classroom:

The Campus Campaign

On Tuesday, November 18th, 2008, we are launching our Campus Campaign. With your donation of $75-$5000 to the Pacifica Radio Archives during the broadcast, PRA will send a duplicate of your selected gift to a school of your choice. This is our way of providing a new generation with a Sound Education.

On Tuesday, November 18th, 2008  Pacifica listeners will be treated to a day-long broadcast featuring powerful sounds from the archives collection AND get the chance to select an educational package of From the Vault, like the Civil Rights pack featuring 10 hours of carefully selected audio, and sponsor a school of their choice with a duplicate of their selection. Educational packages will include: Civil Rights, Malcolm X, U.S. History, Women's Studies, Environment, 1968 in review, Studs Terkel, Noam Chomsky, and more.

You can order audio and/or transcripts from the archives. Great for Gifts!

I suggest making Pacifica a regular part of your news and entertainment routine.

Explore the websites and support their effort.

And, if you want to help media reform:

Originally posted to LNK on Mon Nov 17, 2008 at 01:42 PM PST.


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  •  Radio, TV, Freedom, (8+ / 0-)

    The most puzzling thing about TV is the steady advance of the sponsor across the line that has always separated news from promotion, entertainment from merchandising. The advertiser has assumed the role of originator, and the performer has gradually been eased into the role of peddler.
        E. B. White (1899-1985), U.S. author, editor. "Split Personalities," in New Yorker (19 Feb. 1955; repr. in Writings from the New Yorker 1927-1976, ed. by Rebecca M. Dale, 1991).

    The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations is licensed from Columbia University Press. Copyright © 1993, 1995 by Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

    Media Reform Action Link

    by LNK on Mon Nov 17, 2008 at 01:44:49 PM PST

  •  "Filthy Words"...George Carlin on Pacifica (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Creosote, mommyof3, jlms qkw

    From the Vault: George Carlin, Pacifica, and the F.C.C. Description
    "And bastard you can say, and hell, and damn, so I have to figure out which ones you couldn’t ever — and it came down to seven, but the list is open to amendment, and in fact, has been changed; by now, a lot of people have pointed things out to me, and I noticed some myself. The original seven words were: [expletives omitted]. Those are the ones that will curve your spine, grow hair on your hands, and maybe even bring us- God help us- peace without honor and a bourbon." ~George Carlin performing his "Filthy Words" routine in 1973.

    At 2:00 pm on Tuesday, October 30, 1973, WBAI 99.5 FM host Paul Gorman broadcast, unedited, George Carlin’s "Filthy Words" monologue, and Pacifica Radio listeners in New York City were treated that autumn day to a bold and controversial test of First Amendment. Rich- very rich- with expletives, that first (and only) unedited public broadcast of "Filthy Words" would be become the genesis for one of the the most important landmark Supreme Court decisions on free speech in the last 30 years. The fallout from that historic broadcast, as documented and preserved in the vault of the Pacifica Radio Archives, provides the inspiration for this week’s episode of From the Vault.

    F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, or the ‘Carlin Case’ as it is now commonly called, was really born from the action of a lone radio listener whom filed a complaint with FCC some weeks after the original "Filthy Words" broadcast in 1973 on WBAI. After a volley of threats from the FCC, Pacifica Foundation (which owns and operates WBAI) dug in its heels and fought back, in the name of protecting its Mission and the interests of free speech in the United States. After an initial court victory by Pacifica, the FCC appealed to the Supreme Court, which in 1978 rejected Pacifica’s arguments and effectively established itself as a moral authority on what’s decent and what’s not.

    In the first half hour, we’ll dig through the vault and explore our wonderful collection of ‘Carlin Case’ interviews, produced for WBAI in 1978 by Joe Cuomo and Mickey Waldman. The interviews are with host Paul Gorman, former FCC Commissioners, a lawyer for the National Association of Broadcasters, and a minister. Then, we’ll hear a reading of the letter that started it all, followed by a healthy dose of Carlin’s "Filthy Words" (edited for language, of course!).

    In the second half hour we will hear from George Carlin himself, in excerpts from two wonderful interviews he gave - one in 1970 before his "Filthy Words" routine was broadcast on WBAI, and the other conducted by Larry Bensky at KPFA in June 1997, nearly 30 years later. Together, they provide an interesting time-lapse perspective of one of the more controversial and brilliant comedians alive today.

    Broadcast date

    Program Length
    59 minutes

    Archive number

    Format Price  Quantity
    Tape $ 15.00  
    CD $ 15.00

    Media Reform Action Link

    by LNK on Mon Nov 17, 2008 at 01:47:05 PM PST

  •  How to use Pacifica if you don't know it already (1+ / 0-)
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    jlms qkw

    Because from the poll answers I see many people don't know the Pacifica network........

    The next time there's a debate, or important hearings....check the Pacifica website to see if they'll be broadcasting it because they provide the absolute best commentary and insights and wrap-ups.

    You can also listen to daily news broadcasts although checking websites like these are faster for keeping up with all the news:

    Media Reform Action Link

    by LNK on Mon Nov 17, 2008 at 02:04:16 PM PST

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