Free Radio News Sources
Lima International's Radio & Tech Board
This is actually several forums where pirate enthusiasts trade messages on everything
from listening tips to many technical subjects.
News and discussion forums with special focus on contemporary (UK) offshore activities.
of Micro-Power Broadcasters
This group keeps tabs on what's happening on the FM free radio scene in America;
they produce a regular newsletter called the AMPB Report, which you can receive
via email or postal mail.
Parody of DX journals and the hobby in general, all in good fun.
Falbrook, CA-based consulting radio engineers have a fetish for pirate-tracking.
This can be a good source of information for what's taking place on the southern
California airwaves, with occasional national highlights.
Keeps track of what's happening in the clandestine radio world.
A well-updated bulletin service on clandestine radio stations worldwide.
Radio Network Grapevines
These bulletin boards cater to all bands, and there's separate ones for technical
and production questions.
News, views, and logs on shortwave/mediumwave pirates, from Newfoundland, Canada.
Radio Reports from The Netherlands
Dutch DX'er regularly updates his online logbook, featuring a sound clip of the
week (Windows Media file format).
Groups - alt.radio.pirate
As they say, "Hide the gear, here come the magic station wagons."
Wiki dedicated to "documenting longwave, mediumwave, and shortwave stations,
including broadcasters, utility/military stations, pirate radio and spy numbers
Reddit's pirate radio resource, now curated by the illustrious Monk formerly
Action Radio, Nyacks Pirate Radio
Blog of station founder, DJ Johnny Silver.
Radio Active San Diego's blog.
A blog that aggregates information about how to start your own LPFM/microradio
station, including especially useful technical miscellany.
Well-maintained database of active FM pirates in London, one of the pirate radio
activity capitals of the world.
Desert, California, Live Pirate Radio SSTV Cam Page
Updates every 65 seconds to show slow-scan television images broadcast by shortwave
"Only included current HF pirate stations that has known contact information."
A web magazine for radio academics and artists.
Doctor Tim's Piratenews
Biweekly(?) newsletter of (mostly) shortwave pirate
activity logs from around the planet.
Radio Free Mount
Interesting shortwave DXing blog.
- Community Radio
Message board catering to LPFM stations and those interested in the service's
Eurocentric blog on shortwave and digital radio.
"Metafiction, gossip, rumors, parenthetical imputations, innuendos, intimations,
Pirate Message Board
Open forum for dialogue between station ops and listeners with a worldwide perspective.
Pirate Radio Blog
DX catches from southwest Finland.
Home of the Pirates Week podcast.
Online home for a zine about all things radio.
Swedish Report Service
One of Europe's most comprehensive shortwave pirate news sources.
A full-service, very active core of hardcore engineers oversee
a very helpful site for technical info.
Yahoo! SWpirates Group
This group has more than 400 members who share
messages, photos, and audio files of recent
shortwave pirate activity.
Discussion forum for microradio
enthusiasts, centered around the Houston area.
Current Media News/Discussions
Multilingual site is a major nexus for the study and practice of anarchism.
A regularly-updated parody-site of the industry trade All Access.
News portal on community radio projects worldwide.
IBOC Stations on the Air
A running count of those who are digital, at least part or full-time.
The name says it all: a collection of the wierdly wonderful involving radio transmission.
Authors: Matthew Lasar
This is where you can find the aggregated writings of this FCC expert-analyst.
Aggregator of media reform news, includes a plethora of podcast action.
Commentary on a variety of broadcast law and policy from the Davis Wright Tremaine
Poynter online's running weblog on "multiple media."
Blog which aggregates and expands upon coverage of that elusive phenomenon, "convergence."
A Journal of Public Radio Technology from NPR
Interesting documents about NPR's Tomorrow Radio initiative and the practice
Keep up to date on the latest spectrum selloffs.
Aggregator of news on the real-world impacts of Broadband over Powerline (BPL).
Blog aggregates news from several sources related to the transmission arts.
Press: Washington Watch
Media reform coalition provides regular and detailed updates
from Capitol Hill on the grassroots effort to undo the FCC's pro-consolidation
Blog proclaims "the truth about radio," from a DJ at KEXP.
of FM and AM
Blog covering the various developments of digital audio broadcasting (HD Radio)
in the U.S. from an uncritical consumer's perspective.
of Music Coalition Blog
Postings on media and music policy from the Future of Music Coalition.
Goddard: radio blog
A European expert on digital radio constantly surveys the continent.
HD Radio is a Farce!
Blog focused on a critical analysis of the iBiquity digital broadcast standard.
Radio on the Medium Wave (AM) band
A blog that compiles reports on the development, adoption, and proliferation
of AM-HD technology.
On the Air!
FMDXweb is keeping a database
on FM stations as they begin digital broadcasting. Useful for listening
An ever-growing network of websites devoted to street-level journalism - Become
Constantly-updated site provides news from around and within the media industry.
Infinite Dial: HD Radio
Staff/analysts at Edison Media Research archive their ruminations on the technology
Music Media: Radio
Jerry Del Colliano's thought-provoking ruminations on the industry, including
HD Radio, are archived here.
Gorman's Media Blog
Media consultant, talent coach, and incisive critic of HD Radio, among other
Meta-site devoted to the collection of "research, resources and ideas to
improve journalism;" a joint endeavor of the Committee of Concerned
Journalists and the Project for Excellence in Journalism.
the Public in Public Radio
A collaborative blog designed to scrutinize the policies of public broadcasting.
A bi-monthly column from Radio World's Washington Bureau
Chief, Leslie Stimson.
Cheer For...the FCC!
A Prometheus-page containing resources
to the ongoing legal battle to substantiate
the LPFM service.
Christian Community Broadcasters is keeping a comprehensive list of all LPFM
stations to take to the airwaves; includes data on each station's antenna configuration.s
Freedom, Pirate Radio, & the Digital Revolution
blog authored by the Monks of Boulder's microbroadcast scene.
An oft-updated summary of interesting media-related news and commentary.
"A blog about freedom of the press."
Media news and musings from Radio Netherlands.
Strategies Blog: Posts on HD Radio
Easily archived for your perusal and provocative thought.
Jim's Radio Site: LPFM Page
Updated daily whenever there's movement from the FCC on LPFM licenses; includes
a state-by-state listing of all construction permits and licenses issued.
Blog of Bill Taylor, DIY engineer extraordinaire, as he travels throughout Central
America setting up indigenous radio stations.
As the Prometheus Radio Project has been the most successful microradio
advocate in getting press attention, their extensive article archive has lots
of press coverage specific to low power FM.
Tops at tracking the proliferation of corporate and government propaganda, featuring SourceWatch, "A
collaborative project to produce a directory of [those] that work to
influence public opinion and public policy on behalf of corporations,
governments and special
Forums: HD Radio Industry and listener dialogue on the deployment and
(de)evolution of HD technology.
Radio and Internet Newsletter
Provides extensive and near-daily coverage of internet broadcast news and issues.
Ruminations on independent media from Tampa, Florida.
A blog about effectively running a broadcast outlet.
"News, views and tough love for radio." - a collaborative blog.
Archives of the full publication in multiple electronic forms, from December
2008 to the present.
Low Power FM Group
Yahoo group for distribution of REC's various LPFM reports.
'Traffick' Report - Great Translator Invasion
Database keeps track of the sale of what might otherwise would have been LPFM
channels, mostly to religious broadcast institutions.
Online - IBOC DAB Index
Ever-growing archive of news and views coverage on the introduction of digital
radio in America from the industry magazine.
Weblog devoted to tracking news about the satellite broadcast radio industry.
"news, views, and 'insider' insight on wireless (RF) communications, technology
trends, and spectrum policy in the U.S."
A blog about "radio spectrum policy, mainly in the US but including
some international issues also....Also including positive suggestions
spectrum management at FCC."
The /wave Project
Blog/zine dedicated to noting the
creative things people do with
Follow the random yet revealing thoughts of iBiquity's CEO.
Audio/Video Content Providers
(also see Radio on
Taking self-journaling to a whole new level of depth and intimacy?
Mass Radio Network
Microradio and internet broadcasters band together to create news programming
during special events.
Home to the growing movement of livestream resistance journalism.
Contains gigabytes of archived audio/video.
- Linux Public Broadcasting Network
Free provider of streaming content, brought to you by open source software and
Free storage and bandwidth for multimedia content, with no strings
Podcast summarizes pirate news of recent note (mostly U.S-based
Free content service has years' worth of material online; anyone can add more.
The IMC Network's ever-expanding catalog of grassroots
Blogging about "adventures in amplitude modulation." Full of A/V goodness!
Podcast feed from REC Networks features telecom headlines with a focus
on FCC activity in broadcast circles.
- Radio Internet Story Exchange
A grassroots, organic place where people can trade radio-ready news stories online.
Exploring the intersection between community radio and podcast technology.
Blog featuring captured finds of interesting audio from the shortwave bands,
often caused by propagation-related collision. Not for the faint of ear.
Podcast involving a couple of amateur radio buffs working through construction
Archive: A*C*E Bulletins
Back issues of this important shortwave pirate newsletter find a permanent home.
in Cybersound: Technology and Utopia, "Primary Documents"
Index of miscellaneous articles which describe unique moments in radio history.
An extensive archive of documentation from the early days of U.S. radio.
Media: Activating Resistance and Dissent
for the essay collection on "street-level" media and how to put
it to work for you.
Radio News & Related Issues
Free radio-related articles transcribed by this ex-Minneapolis-area advocate.
Free Radio Corner
Global news from the free radio scene, with a focus on European happenings.
Media Archive: Micro in the 90s
selection of texts from microradio-related sources and people
published during the early to mid 1990s.
Articles on pirate television - hacking existing
channels, etc.; includes a few on setting up your own.
News Tracker: FCC
An excellent resource
for following FCC news, especially with regard to regulations impacting media
ownership and control.
Tons of notes and transcribed press clippings on the microradio movement.
Information resource for active or aspiring LPFM stations from the National Federation
of Community Broadcasters.
with Bill Moyers: Media Matters archive
Link to list of stories produced by
the program on media industry and regulation, with links to much more information.
- Politics & Economy: Media Consolidation
An archive of coverage on the issue aired on the PBS newsmagazine with Bill Moyers.
Online - FCC Loosens Media Ownership Rules
Archive of original columns and analysis of what the rule changes may mean for
the practice of journalism itself.
Online archives of the entire back catalog of this classic DIY video publication.
blog that aggregates news about independent alternatives to mainstream
media creation and consumption.
- Clear Channel Series
has assembled an excellent body of investigative journalism into the doings
of one of America's largest - and most pernicious - media conglomerates.
Francisco IMC: Media Democracy Kicks NAB @$$
Excellent frontline coverage of the NAB protests and demonstrations that took
place in September, 2000.
Deep Wireless 2005 Archives
Site of collected information about radio-as-art production symposium.
Garage - Pirate Radio News
A collection of news releases about London-area pirate radio court cases.