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)
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.
From the NYT:
From his terrace on Colaba Causeway in south Mumbai, Arun Shanbhag saw the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel burn. He saw ambulances leave the Nariman House. And he recorded every move on the Internet.
Mr. Shanbhag, who lives in Boston but happened to be in Mumbai when the attacks began on Wednesday, described the gunfire on his Twitter feed — the “thud, thud, thud” of shotguns and the short bursts of automatic weapons — and uploaded photos to his personal blog.
Mr. Shanbhag, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, said he had not heard the term citizen journalism until Thursday, but now he knows that is exactly what he was doing. “I felt I had a responsibility to share my view with the outside world,” Mr. Shanbhag said in an e-mail message on Saturday morning.
The attacks in India served as another case study in how technology is transforming people into potential reporters, adding a new dimension to the news media.
At the peak of the violence, more than one message per second with the word “Mumbai” in it was being posted onto Twitter, a short-message service that has evolved from an oddity to a full-fledged news platform in just two years.
Those descriptions and others on Web sites and photo-sharing sites served as a chaotic but critically important link among people across the world — whether they be Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn tracking the fate of a rabbi held hostage at the Nariman House or students in Britain with loved ones back in India or people hanging on every twist and turn in the standoff while visiting relatives for Thanksgiving dinner.
from youtube.com: Legendary journalist Bill Moyers address the National Conference for Media Reform in Minneapolis, June 7, 2008. Presented by FreePress.net. For more speakers, press coverage, and info, visit: www.freepress.net/conferenceQuote from the video: "Sadly, in many respects, the fourth estate has become the fifth column of democracy, colluding with the powers that be in a culture of deception that subverts the thing most necessary to freedom, and that is the truth." – Bill Moyers