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Program Information
The State of Media 2008
John Anderson
 Anonymous  Contact Contributor
Feb. 16, 2008, 9:43 a.m.

John and Bob talk about the state of media in 2008
on FM Radio, Pirate Radio, Translator Stations, Net Neutrality and how telecoms are already restricting access.

About JA from diymedia
In a previous life, John was a commecial radio journalist in Indiana and Wisconsin; a few of his stories even got carried nationally and internationally. He ended his corporate media career in 2000 at the Wisconsin Radio Network in disgust over what industry consolidation did to radio newsrooms nationwide. The industrys rabid opposition to legalizing low power FM radio provided the moral impetus.

John originally got into radio during high school through show stints on the local college radio station and then ran his universitys station for two years as an undergrad.

John received his masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004; his thesis explored the legal history of unlicensed broadcasting in the United States. During his studies in Madison he co-founded the first nationwide labor-centric radio news service to be launched in more than 50 years.

At the start of his Ph.D. studies, John founded Media Minutes, a weekly radio news program on the world of media policy reform and activism sponsored by the Illinois Initiative for Media Policy Research and Free Press.

Currently, John teaches new college students about ways to critically explore their media environment, and wishes to spend life doing hopefully somewhat constructive things that, in the long run, mean something.

nnot quite undoneIn his spare time he works on DIYmedia, volunteers with radio station WEFT, makes errant noises, is the adopted father of Zuzu and Patience, and goofs off.

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The Interview was conducted on Free Radio Santa Cruz 101fm on 02-12-08 FRSC is an UNLICENSED Radio at it Finest! 13yrs and Counting.

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