Thanks to D for uploading the most recent edition of the Bruce and Berd show (show #2). Some of the topics of conversation from show #2 include Glenn Beck, recent war protests, pondering about a societal slide toward general fascism, and other talk about society, economics, politics and current events.
The show is produced at the KOWA studio in downtown Olympia, Washington. KOWA is a low power radio station that broadcasts at 106.5 FM. Regular show time is from about 7 to 8 PM on Sundays. Check it out if you're curious!
p.s. I notice there are what sound like some very brief cut-outs in the audio, I'm not sure what's up with that - probably just a technical issue with the recording software/hardware.
Hello All Free Radio Olympia listeners, friends and allies!
Free Radio Olympia has been bringing local voices, local music and independent media to airwaves for NINE YEARS! In celebration of the radio station, the Olympia community it is a part of and spring we bring to you a full weekend of events! Mark your calanders and bring your cash donation because Free Radio Olympia is throwin` it down for you!
All Events are $5 to $20 dollars!
-= April 3rd =-
*Easter Egg Hunt*
ALL AGES WELCOME
Come celebrate the resurrection of free speech!
10am to 2pm @ Priest Point Park
Be there early for the pancake breakfast!
Acoustic Music will serenade you as you eat
Stay for Easter Egg Hunting with prizes for all age groups including candy and prizes from down town businesses.
*The Free Radio Olympia Birthday Party*
7pm to Midnight at the Hackery (1205 Eastside St NE)
Featuring the music of:
Double B (Indiana Hip-Hop)
Shark Pact (Oly Punk)
The Pasties (International All-Stars)
Night Fox (Electro-Hip Hop for the)
La Swagga (360 Hip Hop)
Drinks and Food Available with Donation
-= April 4th =-
*F.R.O. Skate Jam*
ALL AGES WELCOME
7pm to 11pm at Skateland Olympia (1200 South Bay Rd NE)
My friend Bruce and I are attempting to start up a radio show on KOWA 106.5 FM, which has a studio at Media Island in downtown. Here's a link to the audio from a trial show that we did a couple weeks ago. Topics are far and wide-ranging, generally including society, politics and economics, from Earthquakes and Gaia consciousness to media, to unjust marijuana laws, and this particular show, our first one, was somewhat rambling (or free-flowing.)
link to mp3 file
Interview by CS Song on KPFA, Pacifica Radio's Against the Grain, with Stuart Archer, author of Army of the Republic:
In Stuart Archer Cohen's novel The Army of the Republic, unbridled privatization spurs grassroots activists and underground militants to directly confront the power of the State. Cohen talks about organizing, revolution, corporate power, and other issues addressed in his book. Also, Gordon Edelstein directs Athol Fugard's Coming Home at Berkeley Rep.
As our beloved community members and listeners may be aware, Free Radio Olympia 98.5 FM (FRO) was recently served a warning by the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) to cease broadcasting without license. According to the federal government, it is illegal to broadcast over the radio waves without their permission. When they permit a station to broadcast, that permission comes with restrictions. One must hold one's tongue and keep one's words within an acceptable, passive bubble of mediocrity. Only certain music is acceptable. Only certain things can be said. Information and opinions are altered, dulled down, rendering them hollow and half-alive.
Here's an interview by Will Hall, host of Madness Radio, with Dawn Menken. It's about bullying:
Madness Radio: School Bullying Dawn Menken
By MadnessRadio - Posted on 01 June 2009
What are the lasting impacts of taunting, teasing, and physical harassment between children? Why are kids who are different singled out and picked on? What can parents do if their children are victims of bullies? Psychotherapist, parent, and process worker Dawn Menken, author of Speak Out! Talking About Love, Sex & Eternity, discusses her work with public schools and families to break the cycle of bullying.
I saw Dr. Otownavigate at this past week's City Council Meeting, where he plugged his upcoming show. Maybe you will consider tuning in to check it out. Might be interesting.
Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation President Brian Johnston appeared on the September 13th installment of the Seattle talk radio program, Cop Talk. You can find an mp3 recording of the 9.13.08 program on the website (scroll down). Johnston is the first guest.
In a short interview with Cop Talk host Ron Conlin, Memorial Foundation President Brian Johnston expressed opposition to the isthmus rezone proposal.
Brian Johnston, President of the Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation, expressed explicit opposition to the isthmus rezone based on the situation of the Memorial overlooking Capitol Lake, Heritage Park, and the Puget Sound Budd Inlet.
The Memorial is intended to be a place where visitors and survivors can experience a degree of serenity and peace. That sense of serenity is furthered by views that are unobstructed and unfettered by massive commercial developments.
Olympia has many things that make it special. Among them are the local radio station, KAOS, FRO and KBRD to name a few.
My daughter got me started on KBRD. she refers to it as "motivational music." It has no DJ even, just one song after the other. I told my girl how much I liked being exposed to music I wouldn't usually listen to but wished I could find out what the songs I liked were. She informed me that on the website there is a schedule for the current month. I mean really where are you going to hear a pairing like this:
Becky Deem, She Was A Gamblin' Girl 041205-001 03:03:0 Artist - Leadbelly
Don't Get Around Much Anymore 045320-001 03:22:0 Artist - Maxine Sullivan
Besides the music I like the fact that there are no commercials or even pledge drives. But they could use some money to keep the website online so help 'em out. Then you will be able to satisfy your curiosity when you listen and ask yourself, who is it playing that killer swing tune? So tune in to AM 680 to listen sun up to sun down in the Olympia area or KBRD.com to stream 24/7 worldwide.