Thursday, January 5, 2012

Building Community Radio in Communities of Color

I am trying to pass this info along and so I have copied it more or less. If any of the links do not work just google and I'm sure you'll find something.  

 Community radio is an excellent tool for engaging members of the community, we must take advantage of this project if we expect to rebuild and strenghten our local communities. If this works as planned the entire country can only benefit.

Civil Rights on the Airwaves

Building Community Radio in Communities of Color

Thanks to the passage of the Local Community Radio Act, 2012 offers the largest expansion of community radio in U.S. history. But for whom?
Radio remains relevant in our communities, yet people of color own only 7 percent of radio stations. Commercial media consolidation and unfair restrictions on community radio have narrowed already limited access to the airwaves for communities of color. Unable to get an FCC license, Albert Knighten was recently arrested and charged with running an unlicensed station serving the black community of Dunbar, Florida with gospel music and local public affairs programs. With an opportunity to transform the national radio landscape on the horizon for 2012, Knighten will miss his own arraignment to come to Washington and share his story. He will join other grassroots leaders from across the country to discuss the challenges and successes of building community radio in communities of color.
The event will be webcast on this page for those who are not in the Washington, DC area. Online viewers can Tweet questions with the hashtag #civilrightsonair. 
Cosponsored by Prometheus Radio Project, Media Action Grassroots Network, Color of Change, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Free Press, and New America Foundation's Open Technology Initiative.

Featured Speakers
Kai Aiyetoro
Board of Directors
Prometheus Radio Project
John Freeman
Founder and Executive Director
KOCZ in Opelousas, LA
Albert Knighten
Dunbar Community Radio, Dunbar, FL
Jabari Moketsi
Founder and CEO
Gullah Sentinel, Beaufort, SC
Danielle Mkali 
Media Justice Organizer
Main Street Project, Minneapolis, MN
Steven Renderos
Media Justice Program Director
Main Street Project, Minneapolis, MN
Corrine Yu
Senior Counsel and Managing Policy Director
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Special introductions
Rashad Robinson
Executive Director
Color of Change
Joe Torres
Senior Adviser for Government and External Affairs, Free Press
Co-author of News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media
Betty Yu

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
WashingtonDC 20036


Anita Belle said...


I'm a legal assistant in a community of color called Detroit. I also know folks in a community that is predominantly black, called Pontiac, Michigan. How do I become involved in community radio? To whom do I send the following press release about illegal foreclosure practices that is taking property not just of African Americans, but everyone in Oakland County, Michigan?

Prospector said...

Hi Anita,
You can go to the following URL for more info.

Confederate Cash said...

Im a WHITE person in a heavily black community, rife with murder, car jackings, drug deals, rapes and so much black on WHITE crime half of it goes unreported.
How do I get more blacks OFF of the Guberment" dole and acting like normal members of society????

Prospector said...

I recommend that you read an article at
Poverty or Poverties?
The Politics of Corruption, Discrimination & Hunger
at the following URL