Dedicated to the scholarly research of micro-communication.
Tetsuo Kogawa - Micro Radio
Japan's microradio pioneer tinkers
with both radio's technological and social powers.
HavenCo, and the Rule of Law
The University of Illinois Law Review examines unorthodox attempts to
challenge national boundaries. (2012)
Up The Radio: Fostering Community Media Collaboration
The New America Foundation explores how a local radio station can be used as
an anchor for a wide variety of community media projects. (8/5/11)
Legacy of Tactical Media
An impressive pamphlet on the history and benefits of media by "any means
Islands of Resistance: Pirate
Radio in Canada
Online site for the book of the same name. (2010)
Media and Social Movements
A Global Research-published critical analysis of "the relation between
the mainstream media and social movements." (4/22/08)
A special edition of the University of Westminster School of Media, Arts and
Design's journal dedicated to exploring various aspects of community radio around
the world. (March 2008)
for Progressive Communications - DTV and Radio Report
PDF copy of a report that critiques the democratic potentiality of digitizing
broadcast media, especially in developing countries. (10/2007)
Going On In Community Media?
The Benton Foundation surveys the landscape of the different types and forms
of community media available, and makes recommendations for strengthening strong
models. (August 2007)
Article in The Sociological Quarterly about the modern
U.S. microradio movement. (10/2006)
Maps the "general characteristics" of LPFM stations via
Free Radio Movement, its Impact on Radio, and Implications for
Senior thesis from Peter Brinson (New College of Florida)
containing extensive case studies of microradio station operations and
the microradio movement's larger ties to overall ideals of media
democracy. Microsoft Word format link above, an
AppleWorks version of the thesis is also available (2002)
File: Pirate/Free Radio
of Mediageek fame consolidates his ruminations on unlicensed
for Community Media White Papers
A collection of papers presented at the ACM's annual conference.
Is Our Bomb
A three-part treatise on radio and the public
or Die': A History of the punk hardcore pirate station 'Radio Death,'
The relationship between punk rock and revolutionary politics is a delicate one,
as this is article/paper on Radio Dood describes. Includes many first-person
anecdotes from participants in the raucous experiment.
Conversation with Tetsuo Kogawa
Interesting exchange about mini-FM between media theoretician Josephine Bosma
and Kogawa, the Japanese pioneer of mini-FM stations as cultural tool.
Reynolds: Rave/Jungle on UK Pirate Radio
An uncut chapter
from his book.
Radio Broadcasts, 1998-2001: State-Backed Discrimination
Keshev Center for the Protection of Democracy in Israel details
the favoritism granted right-wing political pirates by the Israeli government.
From the Immediast Underground pamphlet